WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Meet Melissa Sinclair

Snapshot of this year's Leadership Institute members

WILMA’s 2022 Leadership Institute, an annual nine-month program, gives area women the opportunity to learn from leaders in the region, visit a range of local companies, and serve as each others’ personal board of directors.

The program is part of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative, created to help develop more women leaders in our area.

Meet institute member MELISSA SINCLAIR.

Melissa Sinclair

Melissa Sinclair Dsc 2143 006Title: Director of Development, UNCW College of Health & Human Services

Company: University of North Carolina Wilmington

How long have you been with your current employer? 3 years in May

Alma Mater: UNCW ‘01

Prior career experience: 

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
    Executive Director, October 2014-May 2019
    Director Health Care Services, March 2014 – October 2014
    Health Care Service Coordinator, January 2011-March 2014
  • Board Retailers Association (BRA)            
    Executive Director, January 2008 – January 2011
    Development Associate, March 2006 – January 2008
  • The American Health Care Association (AHCA)
    Director, Grassroots Programs, January 2005- March 2006
  • The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
    Congressional Advocacy Coordinator, August 2002 – January 2005
    Senior Program Associate, August 2001 – August 2002

Current job responsibilities: Serve as primary philanthropic officer for the UNCW College of Health & Human Services, to include the School of Nursing, the School of Social Work and the School of Health & Applied Human Sciences. Serve on the CHHS Leadership Team, working alongside faculty and staff to collaboratively identify funding priorities to drive the mission and vision of CHHS and work strategically to identify, cultivate and solicit donors to support those initiatives focusing on students, faculty, facilities, programs and research.

Hobbies: DIY Home Renovations, Gardening, Traveling

To learn more about WILMA’s Leadership Institute and Initiative, go to wilmamag.com/women-to-watch.

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Categories: Women to Watch