Senior Director, Strategy & Program Development


Michelle Hynes, M.Ed., has more than 25 years of experience as a nonprofit executive, consultant, board member, and volunteer. She first came to Encore.org in 2003 to help grow and evaluate Experience Corps (now AARP Experience Corps). Her current role focuses on strategy, program development, and fundraising.

Michelle is a founding member of ninety-nine girlfriends, an all-volunteer regional women’s giving collective that’s given more than $750,000 in high-impact grants in its first three years. Her formal education includes a Master’s in Education from University of Pennsylvania, a certificate from the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and a certificate in Strategic Organizational Management from Portland State University. A skilled meeting facilitator and certified coach, Michelle loves to help leaders navigate from what is to what’s possible.

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