Chief People Officer
Désirée is Ginger’s Chief People Officer. Prior to Ginger, she was Head of People at Carrot, a digital health company where she built and led the company’s human resources function across the employee lifecycle. Prior to this, she led the Physician Human Resources function at The Permanente Medical Group in San Francisco. Desiree is passionate about curating joyful, diverse and psychologically safe workplaces where employees are empowered to thrive and do their best work. Driven by a relentless curiosity for human dynamics, she believes that community drives culture, and that strong, diverse communities are at the heartbeat of innovation. Desiree integrates the principles of design thinking and biomimicry into her work. Born and raised in Europe, Désirée speaks three languages fluently, and she draws on her culturally diverse background to champion diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. She holds a BA in Humanities and a master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.