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Sybille Damas

Managing Director, Human Resources

“For United Way to work with partners to build an inclusive, equitable, and prosperous region the people executing on the mission need to work in an organization that models these traits. I am proud to be a part of an organization that embodies these values. My goal is to support all to continue to evolve and create an engaging environment to support the fight against poverty.”

Sybille serves as Managing Director, Human Resources of United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) but is best described as our Talent Cultivator. As Managing Director, Human Resources, Sybille is responsible for leading and implementing the vision, strategy, development, and execution of United Way’s talent and culture management. Sybille will oversee multiple facets of human resources including payroll and benefits, compliance, recruitment, retention and training, and leadership and talent management. 

As a non-profit professional for over 20 years, Sybille has experience leading complex, integrated programs and a strong ability to build cohesive and collaborative teams. Sybille served as Chief Operations Officer at Congreso de Latinos Unidos where she oversaw the organization’s operations, risk management, and human resources matters. Most recently, Sybille was the Director of Operations at Ballinger, an integrated firm consisting of architects, engineers, planners, and interior designers. Her responsibilities included human resources, facilities management, and all business vendor relations.

Sybille holds a Masters in Social Work (concentration in administration and planning) from Temple University and a Bachelors in Social Work (concentration in sociology) from the University of Pittsburgh. Sybille is on the boards of the Community Design Collaborative and the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation and is a member of the Forum of Executive Women.   

In her spare time, Sybille enjoys spending time with her family, enjoys going to concerts, and is on a local women’s dragon boat team. 

Awards & Certifications

Sybille is the recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal 2019 Woman of Distinction Award and Metro Philadelphia Philly Power Woman 2021.