Bonne-Elise Deshotel


Program Associate

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Bonne-Elise is a Program Associate with Grants, Data, and Operations supporting grantmaking for the Foundation’s Child & Family Initiative under the Families and Communities Goal.

Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked as the Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator for the National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy, a non-profit dedicated to helping children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities, and mental health challenges through equine-assisted programs. With over three years of experience working in the non-profit sector, she brings a strong background in supporting cross-functional operations, community building, and project coordination.

Bonne-Elise, originally hailing from the East Coast, graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a bachelor’s in International Relations with a focus in Health Sciences. She has a passion for learning about new cultures and international travel. She spent time in Jordan examining the impact that political climates and social factors have on refugee groups and to study the Arabic language. She also coordinated service projects in Rwanda to invest in youth leadership programs as well as, typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines.