Melissa is an experienced media and communications strategist with a focus on healthcare messaging, nonprofit advocacy and New York State politics.
She joined SKDK from the Healthcare Association of New York State, where she used her extensive knowledge of New York State media, political messaging and social media strategy to help hospitals improve the health of New York’s communities. Melissa built her communications expertise as a journalist with the Associated Press and a reporter for Newsday’s capital bureau, where she also served as the president of the Legislative Correspondents Association.
Melissa also served as the senior assistant press secretary in the New York State Assembly’s majority press office. She graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she studied French, journalism and international relations.