Melanie has been with Gulf Coast JFCS for 19 years and provides operational support to more than $17 million in children and family programming which includes direct oversight for Case Management, Family Reunification, Kinship Support Services, Heart Gallery of Pinellas and Pasco, and Family Services Initiative. Melanie is a former co-chair of the Florida Coalition for Children Statewide Case Management Subcommittee and remains an active member of the COO Council. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Master of Science in Human Services Leadership and Organizational Management, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership. She is a Certified Child Protective Professional with over two decades of experience, providing oversight to child protection, licensing, intervention, and diversion programs.
Melanie has been recognized in multiple circuits with awards for her leadership and partnership and is a previous recipient of the Gladys Schutz Exceptional Leadership Award presented annually to a Gulf Coast JFCS outstanding leader.