Melanie is the proud parent of a current Meridian third grader. She serves on the Equity and Inclusion Committee and Team. Melanie is a passionate champion for nonprofits and their role in supporting and strengthening communities, and has spent her career working with nonprofits and philanthropists, most recently as an independent consultant. Alongside her consulting work, she serves as a non-family member trustee and the vice president of the Cedarmere Foundation. Melanie is passionate about the arts and finds joy in her daughter, family and friends, good food, a good book, and the coast on a winter day.