Manager of Child Nutrition Programs Email Melissa | (314) 325-1304
Melissa oversees Child Nutrition programming, which includes Operation Backpack and the USDA sponsored Summer Meals and At-Risk Afterschool Meals programs.
Melissa started her career as an insurance underwriter, but quickly realized she wanted to be in a field that more closely aligned her personal and professional interests. She transitioned to the non-profit sector after obtaining a Master of Public Health degree from Mizzou in 2011.
“I have a passion for feeding people, be that my own small family of three, or the 8,000 children served through Operation Backpack program. I have a particular interest in working with schools in underserved communities, believing that all children should be given an equal opportunity to succeed. Our meal programs provide the nourishment students need to learn and alleviate the stress caused by a missed meal.”