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Executive Leadership Team

Delonda Peppers

Associate Vice President of Human Resources

Delonda Peppers has been employed with the Neighborhood House Association (NHA) for over 25 years.  A first generation San Diegan, Delonda grew up in the local areas most served by NHA. She recalls, as a child, the assistance her mother received from NHA’s Housing and Temporary Food Services Programs.  As a youth, she participated in NHA’s Hire-A-Youth program. Her early work experience with NHA guided her on to the employment path where she currently serves today.

Delonda’s employment with NHA began in the Finance Department as a Payroll Clerk in 1993.  She worked her way up and became the Payroll Supervisor in 2002. During her employment with NHA she has received multiple Employee of the Quarter Awards. In 2004 she was presented the Employee of the Year Award.  She automated NHA’s employee time keeping system, assisted with implementing NHA’s internal HRIS and streamlined NHA’s bi-weekly internal payroll processing. She was also key in implementing NHA’s Employee Self Services system to empower employees with vital employment information at their fingertips.

In 2014, as the Sr. Payroll Manager, she transferred to the Human Resources Department. Her excellent performance as the HR Lead Manager, then HR Director advanced her to the position of Associate VP of Human Resources in July of 2018. She is also a key member of NHA’s Executive Leadership Team.

Delonda’s dedication and hard work is a true testament to her character and the customer service she provides to NHA’s employees on a daily basis. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the San Diego City College Foundation Board, and is also a member of the San Diego Senior Alliance Committee. Delonda is a graduate of Lead Impact San Diego, Class of 2019. She recently became a mentor for Knowledge XChange, an inter-generational program that pairs a senior professional with a younger professional to provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Delonda received her bachelor’s degree in economics, with an emphasis in labor economics, from San Diego State University.

She is married to her soulmate Michael and has a loving daughter named Shamia. She enjoys attending jazz concerts, reading and spending time with her family.