Senior Program Officer
Melissa developed a passion for philanthropy and community engagement right after college when she joined the Compton Foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area. The inspiring cadre of smart, dynamic women leaders at Compton showed her what love of humanity truly looks like and gave her resolve to forge a path of her own in the field. This led to a rewarding career at OCF that began in 2005. Melissa now leads OCF’s statewide community grants program. She loves spending her days contributing to making Oregon a better place for all, playing kitchen instruments with her toddler, and finding excuses to visit Yamhill County wineries with her husband.