Melissa comes to us from years of volunteering in the non-profit world as well as extensive experience in administration. A Charleston native, Melissa relocated to the Charlotte area after graduating from Winthrop University. She has a passion for kids and initially worked in Education before transitioning to Administration. She has 2 kids, Camden (19) and Mavis (17) and is planning a spring wedding to her fiancé Hal.

Melissa is an active member of SouthPark Church where she serves on several committees, including the Leadership Team. Her passion for Haiti was sparked in 2017, when SouthPark Church partnered with Ballantyne Rotary and Water Mission International. Together, they worked to bring clean water to communities in Bayonnais. Melissa and her fiancé, Hal, traveled to Haiti in the Spring of 2018 and fell in love with Actionnel’s vision and the people. They returned to Bayonnais in 2019. Unfortunately, trips are currently on hold, but she hopes to be back in Haiti as soon as we are able to travel there again.