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Melissa Surdez has been employed by Johnson & Johnson for 17 years. Currently, Melissa is a Senior Human Resources Director for J&J’s Global Technology function.
Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Melissa developed her professional skills over ten years at GE Capital, where she held positions in many aspects of HR including Talent Management and recruiting.
In 2016, Melissa became certified as a Life Coach by the International Federation of Coaching. This great achievement is super exciting for her because in addition to her professional experiences, Melissa is currently living with Stage 4 Breast Cancer and is proud to mentor many women with cancer from all ages on how to live life to its fullest.
Lastly, Melissa has a fantastically supportive husband – Lance and two deliciously wonderful children – Quinn, 19 and Brielle, 15 who continue to hold her up when she needs a little extra support and love her unconditionally.
Melissa is a human resources leader who brings drive, collaboration, pragmatism and authenticity to all she does. Melissa has a passion for life, passion for family, passion for friends and passion for everyone she meets. She lives every day like it is the best day ever and will be for everyone.
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