New chief executive officer chosen to lead the YWCA of Greater Flint

FLINT — The YWCA of Greater Flint Board of Directors has selected Michelle O. Rosynsky, Ed. D. as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective July 2.

The YWCA Board of Directors is thrilled to have Dr. Rosynsky lead the organization as the new CEO. “This is a critical time in our community, for the YWCA of Greater Flint and the women and girls we serve,” says Amari Myles, Board President. “The board looks forward to Michelle joining the team and utilizing her expertise in our continuous efforts to fulfill the mission of the YWCA of Greater Flint.”

With over 25 years of experience and a proven track record of program administration surrounding leadership development and women’s issues, Rosynsky has dedicated her professional life to service and progress. She has been influential in women’s leadership advocacy for domestic violence, education and empowerment. In her most recent role as Senior Director of the Department of Student Involvement and Leadership Rosynsky developed programming and a strategic plan that is helping grow and sustain the department. As CEO, Rosynsky will manage operations, ensure effective planning, systems, processes and accountability; strengthen and maintain financial sustainability, and provide support to staff to achieve significant and measurable impact in fulfilling the mission of the organization.

“For over 100 years the YWCA of Greater Flint has played a critical role in promoting women’s empowerment and providing critical support to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault,” says Rosynsky. “Women’s empowerment is my passion and I am so very honored to serve and the next CEO with the goal of expanding upon the organization’s successes in the areas of victim advocacy, prevention, education and racial justice advocacy.”

Dr. Rosynsky has served on a variety of committees and councils, including the UM-Flint Diversity Council, Women’s Commission, and Strategic Planning Committee, as well as the Board of Directors for the YWCA of Greater Flint from 2009-2013. She has been recognized for her commitment to women’s education and empowerment, receiving the UM-Flint Dorothea Wyatt Award in September 2010 and the YWCA of Greater Flint Women of Achievement Award in June 2008. — G.G.

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