Melanie joined the Bangor Region YMCA in 2021, bringing 20+ years of nonprofit experience to her role as Director of Grants. She is a certified grants professional through the Grant Professional’s Certification Institute, serves on numerous local and national grant-related committees, and led a national grants consulting firm that served nonprofit organizations across the U.S., in Canada, and the U.K. Melanie attended Bates College and the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
A resident of Hampden, Melanie’s personal and professional life has been dedicated to advancing good work for the benefit of all. She is an exercise enthusiast who enjoys hiking, running, skiing, and yoga, as well as gardening and cooking delicious meals for family and friends. She is a proud mother to three human children and also several furry and feathery ones.