Deana Balinton

Sr. Manager of Civic Partnerships and Growth

Deana, a daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, grew up in the East Bay, where she has spent the majority of her career helping underserved communities. She leads El Tímpano’s Community Outreach and Engagement Team and the organization’s partnerships with civic agencies, direct service providers, and community-based organizations. Prior to joining El Tímpano Deana served as the Northern California Manager for Self-Help Federal Credit Union, where she advanced their mission of creating and protecting economic opportunity for all. Deana is on the Board of Directors for Brighter Beginnings, an East Bay community health nonprofit. She is married to her partner of 20 years and has three children. In her free time, she coaches basketball at Antioch High School.