Michelle Jones joined InsideNGO in 2014 as the director of human resources with over 15 years of HR and learning experience. She oversees all of the HR functions, including driving employee engagement, securing top talent for the organization, and working to create a strong organizational culture. She has since become the director of operations and administration, overseeing all internal operations including finance and information technology in addition to the organization’s HR functions. Prior to joining InsideNGO, Michelle served as the vice president of human resources at Envision. In this role, she served as a key member of the leadership team to advise them on organizational considerations through various acquisition and mergers, spearheaded talent management, and remained committed to the development of all employees. Michelle ensured the organization hired and retained nearly 800 qualified education professionals each year and advised young professionals on how to be successful in a work environment. Michelle is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and holds her SHRM-CP. Michelle received her undergraduate degree at James Madison University and later received a Masters of Education at George Mason University in adult learning. Recently, she completed a certificate course at Cornell in strategic human resources. She is also trained as a classroom teacher and enjoyed teaching English and coaching tennis prior to her career in human resources.
Q + A
I love dogs! Currently, I have a shelter dog, Tink R Bell, who is the center of the family and enjoys long runs and naps in our beds! She is working on learning some tricks and has recently mastered sitting if a treat is involved.
The Dave Mathews Band is my favorite band; I spent my college years traveling to Charlottesville every Tuesday to see Dave play in his early days!
I keep busy outside of work being a mom to two girls (in addition to Tink). I also enjoy being outside and exercising.