Hello. I’m so glad you’re here. A little bit about me, Melissa:
I’m a seasoned communications strategist and skilled writer who works with organizations to engage the people they need. This could mean designing a clear brand or messaging strategy, creating an engaging communications plan, or embedding right into the team to provide fractional communications leadership for a lean team.
With close to 15 years of experience with non-profits, multi-sector partnerships, and healthcare organizations, most recently as Director of Communications at Alliance for Better Health, I have designed and executed various multimedia campaigns; developed communications objectives, metrics, and plans and aligned executives around their role in the plan’s success; written countless stories of impact, empowerment, need, or success; strategized and executed content for websites, webinars, presentations, social media, scripts, blogs, and more; and consistently advanced by listening, learning, and admitting what I did not yet know.
I have a passion for clear messaging. The messaging that sticks. The messaging that reinforces what every other department is striving to accomplish, too. The messaging that doesn’t confuse.
As a consultant, I have had the pleasure to work with organizations that: advocate for more equitable reproductive health for youth in foster care; empower workforce readiness for marginalized communities; provide HR consultancy to companies from Fortune 500s to startups; promote greater medical education and advocacy around rare diseases; drive PR for emerging tech companies, and more.
I earned my Masters Degree in International Conflict Analytics from the Brussels School of International Studies, and my Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Providence College.
Personally, I’m a mom, partner, friend, and family-devotee who values relationships above all else. And, I love meeting interesting people.
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You can learn more about my professional background here on LinkedIn.