Dora Mendez is Director of Human Resources responsible for strategic human resource planning to provide NYLAG with the best, diverse talent available and to position it as an employer of choice within the non-profit sector.

Before joining NYLAG, Dora served as Human Resources Director at The Bridge, Inc. where she led the HR integration of affiliate organization Weston United Community Renewal, Inc.  She also served as Director of Training, Workforce Planning and Development at Win (formerly Women in Need).

Dora’s career in public service also includes working as an investigator of employment and housing discrimination complaints for the NY State Division of Human Rights and at HELP USA’s Fair Housing Justice Center (FHJC).  During her tenure at HELP’s FHJC, she supported the development and facilitation a unique training program on fair housing rights for survivors of domestic violence.

Prior to which, she served as Director of the District Office for former NYC Councilmember Gale A. Brewer and as a Paralegal Specialist for the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of NY under the outstanding scholar program.

Dora earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration at the City University of NY- John Jay College of Criminal Justice; where she is now an Adjunct Professor. She is a lifelong New Yorker and currently resides in Harlem with her husband, Dylan Rogers, and their two children.