Celeste is responsible for managing and leading the advancement services and development research and relationship management functions of the department. She is a relationship management professional with over 15 years of experience leading and managing all aspects of fundraising database management, development research, and donor management activities.
Her most recent roles were at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) where she held the position of associate director, development research and donor management, and prior to that, senior development officer, research and prospect management. Celeste spent over a decade at CSMC managing the Development Research and Donor Management department and supporting development officers with fundraising strategies, management of portfolio planning, and tracking activities.
Prior to CSMC, Celeste honed her development research and management skills at the UCSF Foundation where she was a senior development researcher
Celeste holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Howard University, Washington, DC.