Melissa has over twenty years of experience in marketing, communications, project management, client relations and engagement. As Director of HR & Administration at UPD, she oversees the day-to-day operations as well as internal and external marketing and communications. She manages company wide initiatives to further the strategic agenda and priorities of UPD, including the oversight of operational activities, strategic goals and policy. Melissa also manages UPD’s recruitment and employee engagement initiatives.

Prior to joining UPD she was a Senior Marketing Manager for Johns Hopkins Medicine where she led the development and implementation of comprehensive marketing programs to support the business development strategies and management objectives for Johns Hopkins Medicine affiliates and entities.