Joined board in 2013
Occupation: Executive Director, MANAUS
Board Committee: Executive, Finance
Sydney Schalit is the Executive Director of MANAUS, a social justice nonprofit that works in partnership with others to help create sustainable solutions to issues that further equity within our communities using the principles of community organizing and co-design. Sydney proudly serves as the Board Chair of Mountain Family Health Centers and is a publicly elected board member for the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Texas in Austin, she spent the next 15 years working to help organizations and businesses better communicate and align their vision with their actions. Sydney served in the United States Peace Corps, owned and operated multiple small businesses and recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of a digital marketing firm in Carbondale that, under her guidance, shifted its culture and intentions to specialize in non-profit communications and marketing. Sydney became a patient of Mountain Family in 2017 when she was uninsured and has personally experienced the benefits Mountain Family offers to our un- or under-insured community members.