Amanuel Melles

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Amanuel Melles (Aman) is the Executive Director of the Network for Advancement of Black Communities (NABC) at York University and Principal of Aman Consulting. He brings more than 25 years of senior management experience and expertise in settlement and immigration, community health, community development, community peacebuilding, funding and philanthropy. Aman held various senior roles with OCASI, Lawrence Heights Community Health Centre, Family Service Toronto and United Way Toronto (UWT). He was on the Senior Management Team at UWT and the Director of Programs and Capacity Building where he led the development of the Organizational Capacity Building Unit and was responsible for leading several innovative and creative capacity building, leadership development, evaluation and granting programs aimed at building non-profit sector capacity. Aman is on the Board of Directors of the Social Innovation Institute, InterChange Community-based Peacebuilding Institute, and the Institute for Change Leaders, and chairs the Peace Leadership Member Group at the International Leadership Association. He was appointed by the Mayor of Toronto to the Partnership and Accountability Circle of Toronto’s Confronting Anti-Black Racism Five-Year Plan. As a former marine ecologist, Aman often brings ecosystem thinking to his work with organizations and communities. Aman is the recipient of the Jane Jacobs Prize, the New Pioneers Award and the African Canadian Leadership Award.

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/amanuel-melles-a6b8811a

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