Melissa Munz joined Demos as Development & Major Gifts Assistant in 2017 after more than eight years working in direct practice organizations as a mental health professional and licensed social worker. Prior to joining Demos, Melissa spent time with the Bronx Defenders and the New York Criminal Justice Agency’s bail alternative program, and worked to improve family reconciliation within the child welfare system in her hometown of Seattle. She began her journey into the nonprofit world working as both a chemical dependency counselor and science teacher.

Melissa has a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University and a B.A. in Psychology from Whitman College.