Michelle Sybil Melendez is a New York City-based social impact and strategic initiatives professional with a 20+ year career spanning public and private sectors. As Dimagi’s Senior Director of Special Programs within the Office of the CEO, Michelle’s portfolio is dedicated to driving transformative investment into Dimagi’s digital solutions and partnerships that will create long-term return on impact for frontline workers and their communities.
Michelle sees herself as a ‘connector.’ As a dedicated service leader, she builds long lasting relationship systems that are levers to positively influencing the flow of capital towards critically impactful solutions. She speaks often on the intersection of purpose, partnerships, and community, and has been a guest speaker at various convening events. Michelle also oversees Dimagi’s executive leadership and coaching program, and supports the company’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative. She is dedicated to identifying measurable outcomes which create and contribute to positive employee engagement programs.
Michelle has a deep passion for what it means to be a service leader. She regularly mentors early stage colleagues as well as professionals at all stages of their careers through the lens of purpose and values. She is currently obtaining her certification in executive leadership coaching and DEI. In her free time, she loves keeping up on her yoga practice, going for long walks wherever she finds herself, listening to world music, reading borrowed books from the New York Public Library, and woefully practicing her French language skills.