Melanie has brokered millions in funding for organizations by leveraging her expertise in research, grant wring and development. She was the lead writer of New York Green Bank’s $25-million investment in clean energy and a consultant to the Harlem Globetrotters where she developed an international community outreach learning model (T.E.A.M. Up) and produced the board’s first Quality Improvement report. As Director of Communications for The Makom School at SAJ, she procured the largest appreciation giving to-date and improved feedback participation by 40%. She also served as the Education Director for The Reach Institute where she led Mayo Clinic’s global healthcare program to treat pediatric depression and anxiety. Melanie has a Master of Social Work from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University.