Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree in Latin American History from the University of California, Davis. She has over 25 years of diverse executive, IT, and business management experience in a variety of industries. Melissa currently applies this experience providing pro-bono services for nonprofits as an independent IT and business consultant.
Prior to her current focus, Melissa’s professional career with Fortune 500 companies included the roles of Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and the Vice President of IT operations, among others, for companies such as Express Scripts, Starbucks, SBC, Targus, and Sharebuilder. Melissa acted as the interim CEO for a state-designated public/private nonprofit for healthcare technology (Missouri Health Connection) and has served on several nonprofit boards for social justice and health care in Missouri and Colorado.