Melanie is the Alliance's Director of Programs. Melanie manages entrepreneur navigation services and coordinates with entrepreneur service providers to assist in improving services for entrepreneurs. Melanie also manages the data, systems, and evaluation of the Bay Area Entrepreneurship (BAE) program to ensure that there are clear and measurable outcomes to demonstrate the positive impact on our Bay Area entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Melanie holds an MPA with an emphasis in Community and Economic Development from San Francisco State and has worked in corporate, government, and non-profit organizations. Her background in financial industry information technology auditing, government performance auditing, and program evaluation produces valuable skills needed for assessing community needs and impact. Melanie has experience analyzing policy, analyzing data and processes, and implementing and improving systems.
Melanie is a long time resident in West Oakland and lives with her husband, Joe, and son, Elijah and daughter, Joy.