Denise Downs has held progressive HR leadership roles and has a strong track record in designing and implementing strategies and solutions in areas such as organization development, change management and organizational learning.
Employing a whole-systems approach, Denise partners with leaders in developing solutions that enhance morale, inclusiveness, effectiveness, and profitability. As a trusted advisor, Denise effectively engages with all roles within organizations and is passionate about enhancing performance and increasing the effectiveness of the organization, teams, and individuals at all levels.
Denise has worked with leading organizations across a variety of industries, such as: Siemens, Young & Rubicam, MetLife, The Girl Scouts of the USA, The New York Times, Penske Logistics, Erie Insurance, Evercore Partners, Simpson Thatcher and Bartlett, St. Catherine of Sienna Hospital, The New York Power Authority, CVS Health and New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Denise Downs holds an MS in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and an MS in Human Resource Management from New York Institute of Technology and is certified in a variety of leadership/360° assessment tools. Denise holds a certificate in Mediation from the ICCCR, Teachers College, Columbia University. As a lifelong learner, Denise has additional certifications in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and in Appreciative Inquiry from Case Western University. As a certified Community Mediator, Denise has used her high-level communication skills to collaborate with community leaders that led to her role as founding Board Member of S.U.N.N., a community organization whose goal is to promote self-esteem and personal empowerment through the removal of graffiti and neighborhood beautification.