GLHW Council Co-chair
Lawndale Christian Health Center
Melissa is a long-time resident of the West Side of Chicago, residing formerly in North Lawndale and currently in East Garfield Park, an advocate for her community, and a mother of three amazing children. She is the Events Director at Lawndale Christian Health Center, has served as a member of the Community Advisory Committee for the Sinai Urban Health Institute for five years, is a member of the Better Baby Zone Committee in East Garfield Park and was a member of the planning committee for West Side United. She desires deeply that the beauty, potential and great value of every human be recognized and affirmed with both words and action.