Executive Director

Working in the non-profit sector for 26 years, Melissa has served in a variety of capacities including a decade in the Executive Director’s seat and seven years in a variety of roles with United Way.  Her work includes leading organizations dedicated to helping children and families, and developing and growing art, enrichment, education and health programs that have provided services for thousands of people in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Arizona. She joined We Care from the Humane Society of Sonoma County where she was Director of Development since 2014.

Her first love has always been the animals. With 7 rescues of her own and an office at We Care she shares with several shy and newly transitioning cats to the shelter, Melissa says “It is an honor to have the opportunity to work with the Board and team to carry on the important work of We Care Animal Rescue. As soon as I stepped through the door, I knew We Care was something truly special. This is a place of sanctuary and compassion. Every animal is loved and cared for as our own. I am honored to work with the dedicated team, community and our partners to continue our mission, grow our work and provide for animals in need.”