Senior Vice President, Programs
Michelle Sioson Hyman is Senior Vice President, Programs for Raising a Reader. This position designs and directs the Center’s high profile regional strategies, research and convenings. Michelle is also responsible for many aspects of the Center’s development, strategic partnerships and internal operations.
Prior to joining SVCF, Michelle worked as Program Manager for Raising A Reader National and Program Officer for First 5 Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties. Her experience is varied- from executing large-scale convenings, developing RFP processes, writing multi-million dollar grant proposals, establishing MOUs with strategic partners, creating training curriculums, designing collaborative community research studies, to managing a national affiliate model. However, the variety of experience is also fairly focused, with over fifteen years of her professional career dedicated to improving the lives of children and families.
Michelle has a master’s in public health from Yale University. She is also a board member for GirlVentures, a certified yoga instructor and a birth support doula. Michelle enjoys rock climbing, hiking and is on a quest to find the best bakery ever.