DeLesa Swanigan, Deputy Director of Administration

Delesa Swanigan

DeLesa Swanigan is the Deputy Director of Administration, in charge of DFEH’s Human Resources, Fiscal Operations, Business Services/Contracts, and Organizational Development. DeLesa has over 25 years’ experience in state government. Prior to assuming her responsibilities at DFEH in September 2014, DeLesa served as Chief of the Policy and Administrative Services Division at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System; Special Advisor/Assistant to the Undersecretary of Administration at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; Chief of Administration at the California Commission on Correctional Peace Officers Standards and Training; Administrative Services Manager at several state agencies; and Contracts Officer at the California Conservation Corps.

DeLesa graduated with honors from the University of San Francisco with a B.S. degree in organizational behavior, and from National University with a Master’s degree in organizational leadership. She also received a certificate in management from California State University in Sacramento, and a certificate in professional coaching for life and work from U.C. Davis.