Helena Geefay

Talent Development Officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, USA

Helena Geefay is the talent development officer at the Hewlett Foundation. She oversees professional development and growth opportunities for Hewlett employees, and supports the learning culture at the foundation. Areas of staff development include leadership, management, interpersonal skills, cultural competency, career development, coaching, and other professional development areas. Helena started her career as a mental health professional and progressively moved into roles that focused on developing people in the workplace. Prior to joining the foundation, she served as the head of human resources and operations for City Year San Jose, and supported enterprise-wide leadership development programs at The Walt Disney Company. She enjoys engaging people in meaningful work and curating dynamic learning environments that support sustained growth. Helena holds a master's degree in psychological counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, and bachelor's degrees in psychology and English from the University of Southern California.


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