Michele Alexander

Michele Alexander

Deputy Executive Director, Development and Global Initiatives

Michele Alexander, Human Rights Watch's deputy executive director for development and global initiatives, has managed the organization's outreach, fundraising, and marketing initiatives since 1996. Michele established the Human Rights Watch Council in 1998. Under her leadership, Human Rights Watch is now raising $80 million annually, with fundraising operations in 36 cities globally. Previously, Michele served as vice president for corporate support at CARE USA, where she also conducted development and program missions in Haiti, Pakistan, and Ecuador. While at CARE, she worked on contract for the United States Agency for International Development in Pakistan. In addition, she was a training consultant for the Anti-Defamation League, where she worked with universities and corporations on diversity recruitment and management issues. In addition to her professional role with Human Rights Watch, Michele is a member of the North Shore Schools Foundation, a non-profit raising money and conducting advocacy campaigns in support of the local public school district. She is a volunteer to several community organizations and regularly provides pro bono fundraising counsel.