Melissa joined MMS Education in 2013. As Executive Vice President of Client Solutions, Melissa collaborates with clients and leads the client solutions team to research, design and develop solutions that align with organizational objectives and engage target audiences.
Melissa finds joy in seeing the impact of the work MMS does with our clients through teacher, student and client feedback – from students transforming into young leaders, to teachers receiving the support they need.
Prior to joining MMS, Melissa earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia, where she specialized in fine art and sculpture, learning to design and create while navigating the technical rigors of metal and foundry work. In the 1990s, Melissa discovered her passion for learning new communication technologies and went on to manage major digital projects for a variety of organizations, corporate social responsibility programs and education clients, including Citibank, The New York Times, Westchester Medical Center, Capital Health Medical Center, Thomas Edison State College, and Merck. She is a Human Factors International Certified Usability Analyst.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys outdoor adventures on land and water with her family, sculpture and metalwork, gardening, and caring for a rescued racehorse, a dog and two rabbits.
Childhood Dream Job: Veterinarian – if only she wasn’t so squeamish.
If Melissa had a million dollars to spend on helping students: Melissa would fund an organization working to eliminate inequalities in our education system so that all students would have access to quality education, a wide variety of resources and plenty of support regardless of where they live.