President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Tanuja Dehne is the President & CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Alongside her team, Tanuja is leading the Dodge Foundation’s transformation into an antiracist organization dedicated to realizing a just and equitable New Jersey.
Tanuja is an experienced public company director, having served on four publicly traded companies and as chairs of compensation and governance committees. She is also a former C-level executive of NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 250 power company. Tanuja is an award winning corporate attorney, human resources professional, and community volunteer who thrives when making a positive difference in the lives of others. An active member of her community, Tanuja serves on several non-profit boards, including in higher education.
As a leading governance expert with a focus on environmental, social and governance matters, Tanuja is the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of Drexel University’s Gupta Governance Institute. She is on the Faculty of NACD’s Board Advisory Services, is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and was recognized as one of the “2018 NACD Directorship 100.” In 2017, she was named a “Director to Watch” by Directors & Boards.
Tanuja earned her undergraduate degree from Lafayette College, her Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Juris Doctor degree with honors from Syracuse University College of Law. Tanuja is a 200HR RYT certified yoga instructor who integrates mindfulness and movement in her personal and professional lives.