Melissa is retired and has lived in Ottawa for most of her life. She spent her professional career working in financial services for two of Canada’s major banks. Prior to joining the Board of TEMBO, Melissa spent 8 years on the Board of Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa including 3 years as Chair and 3 years as past Chair. She visited Longido, Tanzania in 2014 where she met with girls being sponsored by TEMBO, visited schools and walked with Maasai women for water. Melissa is currently completing a certificate in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Management at Ryerson.