As the Director of Strategy & Operations, Melissa (she/her/hers) oversees the Social Innovation Forum’s day-to-day operations with a focus on improving efficiency, productivity, and coordination across the organization in support of its mission. In this role, she has responsibility for a range of functional areas, including business planning and management, measurement and reporting, communications and brand management, compliance and record-keeping, finance, and human resources.
Melissa joined Social Innovation Forum (SIF) in January 2016 in the newly created role of Senior Manager, Development and Communications. In this role, she helped SIF build its fundamental development systems, developed a communications strategy to engage a broader audience in SIF’s work, and oversaw the planning and execution of the organization’s major events. Prior to joining SIF, Melissa held a variety of consulting and staff roles in the nonprofit and government sectors, including serving as the Communications Specialist for the Boston Public Schools and as Development Officer at Crittenton (now Economic Mobility Pathways), a large, multi-service nonprofit organization. She is passionate about SIF’s model and looks forward to using her experience to help strengthen the organization’s impact in the greater Boston community.