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Donna Vaillancourt is an HR consultant and former director of the Department of Human Resources with San Mateo County. Donna is passionate about pursuing the Department’s mission to position San Mateo County as an employer of choice and maximize individual and organizational potential. To that end, she has spearheaded new workforce planning efforts, leadership development and wellness programs to attract and retain talent in a dynamic organization consisting of over 5,500 employees. Donna began her career with the County in 1981 after serving overseas for three years in the U.S. Army. She has a BS in Human Resources Management and is a California Credentialed County Senior Executive. Donna previously held leadership positions in a variety of departments including Community Services and the Department of Public Works. She has served as a board member for several professional organizations including the County Personnel Administrator’s Association of California, CSAC Institute of Excellence and the California Public Employer and Labor Relations Association.