Brenda Camacho is responsible for all aspects of the financial and operations functions of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. She is a member of the executive leadership team and oversees contracts, budgeting, financial due diligence for grantmaking, audit and tax compliance, human resources, information technology, and regulatory requirements.
She is a seasoned nonprofit leader with more than 20 years of experience in social services, health care, and parks and recreation.
Throughout her career, Brenda has focused on building up organizations’ infrastructure and aligning resources with costs to achieve growth and revenue goals.
Brenda has led all areas of business operations, including finance and accounting, human resources, IT, and facilities. Additionally, she has provided oversight to events and conference teams and research and evaluations programs, and has collaborated closely with programs, development and fundraising teams.
She has led organizational diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, including the implementation of equitable hiring practices and learning journeys to raise bias awareness.
She is passionate about aligning resources and mission work through the cost accounting matching principle, ensuring that programs are properly funded for the sustainable execution of deliverables.
Brenda holds a master’s of accounting from the H. W. Huizenga Business School of Nova Southeastern University.
She was awarded nonprofit CFO of the year honors by the Washington Business Journal in 2015 and DCA Live in 2021.
She lives in Leesburg, Virginia, with her daughters and three pets.