NOCCCD welcomes Simone Brown Thunder as the District Manager of Human Resources. In her new role, Simone is responsible for managing District-wide recruitment, hiring committee trainings, position control, and compliance reporting.
Simone and her family recently returned to California after living in Falcon Heights, Minnesota for the past 11 years. Previously, Simone worked as a human resources consultant at the University of Minnesota. With a focus on talent acquisition and continuous improvement, Simone collaborated with colleges and units to improve the hiring process, while creating innovative strategies to increase the diversity of faculty and staff.
Simone is proud to be a member of the Karuk tribe—one of the largest Native American tribes in California. Originally from Eureka, California, she worked with the Indian Health Service, a federal agency that supports tribes and health clinics, in Sacramento.
With over 12 years of experience and a passion for working with employees, Simone is thrilled to join the District and serve out its mission. She received a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in human resources development from the University of Minnesota.