Meet the Development Team 

Deirdre O'Brien

Director of Development 

Deirdre comes to De La Salle from Friends Seminary where she was the Director of Annual Giving. Prior to Friends, Deirdre was Director of Annual Giving and Alumnae Relations at her alma mater, School of the Holy Child in Rye, New York. A former human rights lawyer, she has worked in the development/advancement field since 2013. Deirdre holds her B.A. from the University of Albany, J.D. from the City University of New York Law School and her LL.M from the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway. She served for six years on the Board of Trustees at the Cornelia Connelly Center, a middle school (grades 4-8) empowering girls at risk to reach their full potential. 

Mary-Elaine Jenkins

Database and Development Coordinator

Mary-Elaine joined De La Salle in April 2020 as Database and Development Coordinator. She previously served as Development Coordinator at the Rogosin Institute, a nonprofit treatment and research center serving patients with kidney disease. Prior to her time at Rogosin, she served on the development team at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights in several capacities. Mary-Elaine also spent two years in Madrid working as an English language assistant. She holds a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University. 


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