Melanie has brokered millions in funding for organizations by leveraging her strong communication skills and expertise in research, grant writing and development. She was the lead writer of New York Green Bank’s $30-million potential for investment in clean energy and a consultant to the Harlem Globetrotters, where she led Learning and Development for schools, developed an international community outreach learning model (T.E.A.M. Up) and the board’s first Program Quality Improvement report.
As the Education Director for The Reach Institute, Melanie led Mayo Clinic’s global healthcare program on treatment for pediatric depression and anxiety. She was also the Director of Communications for The Makom School in New York City, where she improved feedback participation by 40% and procured the largest appreciation giving to-date.
Melanie lives in New York City and has a Master of International Social Work with a focus in Client-Centered Management from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University. Her Change a Heart AmeriCorps service year taught her best how to integrate mission into life.