Chad Nico Hiu
Chad Nico Hiu [@chadnico] is a Hawaii-born New Yorker and student of the world having served with the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) Diversity, Inclusion & Global (DIG) team since 2011 and is national Director of Diversity & Inclusion. With an amazing team, Chad helps to build local, state-wide and national capacity to engage diverse, underserved and marginalized communities, co-leads strategy and support of Y-USA’s DIG Innovation Network, and leads integration of inclusion and equity strategies towards community bridge building and social cohesion for all in the 10,000 communities the Y serves across the U.S.
Previously, Chad served as Director of International Operations & Youth Exchanges for the YMCA of Greater New York, where he was part of an era of dynamic growth in cultural exchanges, collaborations, and global education/inclusion programming. A strategic, effective and passionate NGO professional of nearly twenty years, Chad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services Administration & Youth Development and a Master’s degree in Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College in Massachusetts.
Chad has traveled to 37 countries on almost every continent of the world, participated in the globally recognized Semester at Sea study abroad program, volunteered with the CASA YMCA youth shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, represented Y-USA in global settings and the World YMCA at the United Nations, keynoted at numerous national events, lived in Hong Kong for two years and served as Youth Director with the YMCA of Honolulu. Chad can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and lives in Chicago, Illinois with his partner of nine years.