Human Resources and Nonprofits

Nonprofit hires first VP of multicultural engagement

September 11, 2019
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Sydeon Harvey
Sydeon Harvey. Courtesy Mel Trotter Ministries

A nonprofit that serves people experiencing homelessness has added a new member to its leadership team.

Mel Trotter Ministries hired Sydeon Harvey as VP of multicultural engagement, according to Mel Trotter this summer.

Over the last 25 years, Harvey has gained leadership experience while serving in various roles addressing a range of community issues: homelessness, addiction recovery, mental illness, autism and family services.

Most recently, Harvey worked at the Lakeshore Regional Entity from 2016 to 2018, first in the quality and improvement department and then as communications coordinator.

Previously, he has held variety of other positions in the region: director of operations for Family Outreach Center; cultural and linguistic coordinator for Network180; director of outreach and adult education for Madison Square Christian Reformed Church; diversity coordinator for Wedgwood Christian Services; and executive director for Oakdale Neighbors Community Development.

He’s also worked as an instructor for Calvin College and was a member of the board at Grand River Preparatory High School for eight years.

He holds bachelor’s degree in business management from Cornerstone University.

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