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Michelle Demars

Senior Vice President Sales and Development

Office Staff

Michelle graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Boston with a bachelor’s in economics and political philosophy, and later received her Master’s in Public Administration from Villanova.  She quickly moved into the non-profit sector first in a policy think tank focused on drafting paid family leave and then shifting to an advocacy position with a domestic violence organization. These experiences, combined with her personal background, fostered a passion for connecting those traditionally shutout from the mainstream economy to opportunity.

Michelle joined the Year Up team where she spent 13 years in fundraising managing a portfolio, team and eventually focusing on operations nationally. She transitioned into program-focused roles launching and building the South Florida and Los Angeles sites. The last 4 years of her tenure at Year Up was focused in sales both frontline and enablement roles.

Her expertise will enable Genesys Works to increase earned and contributed revenue, ultimately securing higher levels of scale and impact in years to come.