Since 2015, Charmelle has overseen human resources functions for the Foundation and its supporting organizations. Charmelle works with senior management to develop and implement policies and practices that enhance the Foundation’s positive workplace culture. With Charmelle’s guidance, the Foundation’s employee-oriented environment emphasizes collaboration, quality, continuous improvement, high performance, problem-solving, professional development and goal attainment for the good of the community and the staff. Charmelle takes a proactive approach to engaging staff at all levels. She leads an internal team that reviews and recommends improvements to employee benefits, such as maternity/paternity leave, gym membership and employee parking and transportation.
Before joining the Foundation’s staff, Charmelle was payroll manager for AAA East Central and was human resources generalist with the Northside law firm of Burns White LLC, where she supported hiring, new employee orientation, training and development programs, and annual performance reviews. A Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Westinghouse High School, she is married and the proud mother of five children, ages 6 to 14. Charmelle is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Pittsburgh Human Resources Association, Delta Mu Delta International Business Honor Society and the National Society of Professional Women.