Melissa Hines

Human Resource Manager

Melissa Hines is Race Forward's Human Resource Manager, working from our Oakland, CA office. Melissa brings to her role a deep dedication to advancing social and racial equity, along with a decade of professional administrative, human resources and operations management experience. A heart-forward human, Melissa approaches HR through the lens of empathy, engagement, and equity. Prior to joining Race Forward, Melissa worked as People Operations Manager at SustainAbility, a think tank dedicated to advancing corporate leadership on environmental, social and governance issues. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of San Diego, is a Certified Professional of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP) and is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher.