Danielle Cruz

HR Manager

Danielle is the HR manager at Coqual, where she wears multiple hats, including as a social worker, empath, motivational speaker, policy maker, morale booster, and, occasionally, event planner. She has more than a decade of administrative experience and has held positions in executive administration and events management within publishing and corporate industries with a focus on CSR, diversity and inclusion, and employee engagement.

Danielle has worked at PEOPLE magazine and Time Warner Inc., where she identified the need for the company to close a gap in its resources for working parents and caregivers. By doing so, she ended up as co-founder and co-chair of Time Warner’s business resource group, TW Parents Exchange, which sought to solve the problem. As a working parent herself, Danielle’s proudest accomplishment is raising two socially conscious daughters. Her passion for creating what feels beautiful and necessary has led her down the pathway to be a maker of things, and she has found a love of stretching her creative muscles through painting, crocheting, and sewing.