Vaughn Burke Le Duc Safarov is Chief Global Human Resources Officer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, one of the world’s premier law firms. As the firm leader responsible for its business personnel globally, Mr. Burke Le Duc Safarov creates strategies and implementation paradigms for efficient and cost-effective business growth, and oversees all aspects of human resources management from hiring and onboarding to training and development, performance management, compensation, employment issue management and resolution, and crisis management as it impacts firm business personnel. His other areas of focus include hiring, training, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce, and overseeing all budgeting for the business side of the firm. Prior to his current position, Mr. Burke was a member of Skadden’s Finance Department, where he was Senior decision-maker in many business decisions for the firm. He received a BA Degree from Princeton University in Molecular Biology and completed several businesses management certificate programs at Columbia University and other prestigious institutions.
Pauletta Perez is an independent consultant and executive leader providing accounting, systems implementation, and logistics services for high performance companies. She is currently the CFO for Snark22 and served as Vice President of Finance and Administration at Adopted/Caeden and as Director of Purchasing and Logistics for Incase Designs Corp. Ms. Perez is also an accomplished advocate and public speaker on domestic violence and serves as the financial secretary on the board of Voices Against Violence for Women and Children. She is a certified domestic violence advocate.
In announcing the appointments, Nora Levinson, Chairperson, New Destiny Board of Directors said: “New Destiny is thrilled to have Vaughn and Pauletta join the board. Their unique backgrounds will make them a great asset to the board and the organization in furthering our mission.”
Nicole Branca, Executive Director, New Destiny said: “As the organization doubles in scale this year, Vaughn and Pauletta’s expertise in organizational systems and finance will be invaluable to support us during this unprecedented period of growth.”