Myisha Robertson, Director of Operations for Oakland Thrives, is an assertive strategic and entrepreneurial leader with the capacity to deliver extraordinary results. Myisha gained her extensive skills in strategic planning, business development, and leadership through her experience in the nonprofit and public sectors, where she served in various strategic and operational compliance roles. During her time in Community Relations with Kaiser Permanente, Myisha collaborated with community-based organizations and nonprofits in support of Kaiser Permanente’s initiatives to address social needs and community conditions. Myisha served two years as the Director of Community Engagement with the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce where she cultivated existing and new business partnerships to help improve organizational growth, spearheaded initiatives to expand brand awareness, and provided value-added programming by producing special events and business development programs. Prior to moving to Oakland in 2017, Myisha worked for the State of California at various agencies as a strategic planning and operations analyst. Myisha is very passionate about supporting the community and enjoys creating connections between people, organizations and resources.
Myisha's deep passion for change has led her to become heavily involved as a leader in nonprofit organizations such as the OAACC and the National Black MBA Association. In 2021, Myisha was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Black MBA Association. Myisha's educational background includes a Masters of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco, a Masters of Business Administration from American InterContinental University, Atlanta, and a Bachelor of Arts from Clark Atlanta University. Myisha is also a fitness enthusiast who enjoys teaching Zumba, Cardio Dance, HIIT, and Strong group fitness classes.