Daniel Malyszka-Prelesnik

Chief Human Resource Officer at The SAFE Alliance


After several years as the Chief Operating Officer for a mortgage brokerage, Daniel began his nonprofit career in 2005 with Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council where he served as the Vice President of Human Resources for five years, and led the organization to be named #7 (of 50) on the Nonprofit Times’ “Best Places to Work” contest. After relocating to Texas from California in 2011, he joined Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin as Director of HR and Facilities. In May of 2014, he joined SAFE Alliance where he is currently employed as the Chief Human Resource Officer. Daniel is passionate about working in the nonprofit sector, and specifically for the eradication of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse.

Daniel has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration emphasizing in HR Management and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership. In 2013, he graduated from the ACC/TANO Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management (CNLM) program. Additionally, he has a Professional in Human Resource (PHR), Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC), and Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) professional certifications.

In his spare time, Daniel loves volunteering with the Jewish community, for Pug Rescue of Austin (where he is both a former board member and former adoption coordinator), and doing any activity that involves water, and preferably the ocean. When not doing these activities, you can find Daniel relaxing on the couch with his partner and their three pugs – Guns, Tulips, and Cricket.


Brief statement why you have accepted appointment and what you would consider to have been a successful tenure when your term:

Attending and then graduating from the CNLM program has had a tremendous impact on my knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit sector as a whole. I applied what I learned immediately, and have recommended the program to numerous colleagues.


Brief statement on your sense of the Center’s impact for its first 15 years and its potential for future:

As head of an HR department in a nonprofit, I see how strong the need is for a highly-qualified, diverse pool of workers. My hope is that the Center will impact workers of all ages, but strongly focus on bringing attention to college-aged individuals and be an influential factor in their decision to pursue a career in nonprofits.