Chanel Lewis (pronouns: she/her/hers) believes in the power of listening, learning, dialogue, and action as tools for change. Her work and passion is fueled by a desire to live in a society and community where everyone is included and has equitable access to empathy, compassion, understanding, and respect.
Chanel is the Head of Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at IDEXX. In this role, she designs and develops a global strategy and cultivates a more diverse and inclusive organization. As a member of her community, Chanel serves as an advisor for Indigo Arts Alliance based in Portland, Maine.
Chanel is an amateur photographer, avid cook, and organizational development nerd. Chanel believes in the power of friendship, community, and love. In particular, how these three values work together to make our communities stronger, compassionate, empathetic, respectful, and full of joy.