Melissa Dyrdahl

Former President and CEO, Ella Health

Dignity Health Foundation board member Melissa Dydrahl.

Melissa Dyrdahl is an experienced executive and board member with expertise in both technology and health care. Most recently, Melissa was President and CEO of Ella Health, a provider dedicated to transforming how women experience health care. 

Previously, Melissa led marketing at Pivotal Labs, a company at the forefront of designing and developing innovative web and mobile applications, and she was a pioneer in using the Internet for charitable giving as founder and CEO of Bring Light. Prior to founding Bring Light, Melissa was senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Adobe Systems Inc. where she was a member of the executive team responsible for growing the company from $700M to over $3B. Earlier in her career, Melissa held senior management positions at Apple Computer and Hewlett-Packard.

An active community leader, Melissa has served as chair of the board of directors for the Humane Society Silicon Valley. She is also a former trustee of the San Jose Museum of Art, and was an Executive in Residence at San Jose State University’s Lucas Graduate School of Business.

Melissa has received numerous honors, including being recognized as a Distinguished Alumna of San Jose State University, and one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley.


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