Michelle Neves Hantman

President & CEO
508-994-9625 ext. 212

Michelle first encountered the United Way as a volunteer, and for more than 20 years has served the organization in a number of leadership roles, including as its top executive since 2006. She earned her bachelor of science in mass communication from Emerson College and loves Greater New Bedford for its beautiful, historic melting pot full of culture, wonderful people and fabulous sites.

She gets great satisfaction from witnessing all the good  happening in the community and the United Way’s connection to it, as the organization evolves and adapts to changing needs. She also is inspired by the generosity, compassion and determination of her team and the many United Way volunteers and donors.

Fluent in Portuguese, she serves on the Board of Directors of Lifestream Inc.  and received the Leadership Southcoast Distinguished Alumni Award 2021.

Her interests include traveling, cooking, fashion, hosting and spending quality time with her family.

Favorite quote:
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt