DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT OF BWS & RCC
Melissa joined the Battered Women’s Shelter and Rape Crisis Center in April 2014. She has over 25 years of experience in fund development and marketing for non-profit organizations. As Director of Advancement, Melissa and the Advancement Team are responsible for designing all of the Battered Women’s Shelter and Rape Crisis Center’s fundraising initiatives in order to assist in the success of both organizations meeting their immediate and long-range financial goals. Melissa and her team maintain a close relationship with all external organizations, friends, volunteers, and the many individuals interested in the future of the Battered Women’s Shelter and Rape Crisis Center.
Melissa is a member of Great Akron Chamber, KNOW, Fairlawn Chamber of Congress, AFPNEO, WITAN, Women’s Network, and Athena. She is a graduate of the University of Akron with a BSBA degree. She has two sons, and enjoys yoga, traveling, hiking, and golfing.