Michael Melillo

Mike Melillo, a software engineer with unusually broad experience, leads a team of user experience/visual designers covering part of the mainframe software portfolio of the multinational software giant CA Technologies. Previously he was founder and CEO of SocialChord LLC, which applied advanced Internet technologies to bringing real communities and online communities together to create social and economic progress.


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The Banyan Project is a nonprofit organization founded from the thinking of 31 senior journalists, academics, Web developers, sociologists and researchers, business and financial strategists, and advocates for strengthening democracy brought together by Tom Stites. Members of this Board of Advisors are listed below; click on names to see bios.

Stites shaped Banyan's model as a fellow of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He is now helping a committee of community leaders who are organizing Haverhill Matters, the nation's first community Web news co-op in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

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