Melanie Avery

Veterans On The Rise, Inc.

Melanie Avery is a leader with over 16 years of experience in the fields of project management, change management and IT and business strategy. She is the Director of Philanthropy of Veterans On The Rise, Inc., a not for profit organization that provides transitional solutions for homeless veterans in the DC, Maryland and Virginia.

Melanie is an active member of the University of Virginia and University of Maryland alumni associations.  She is a youth mentor, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has also served on several advisory boards throughout the Northern, VA community. Melanie is a graduate of the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.  She earned a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Maryland Smith School of business. She is also a certified project management professional, PMP. She has also studied executive level non-profit management at Georgetown University.

In prior positions, she was a project manager and communications and change management manager for financial management system implementations with several large major consulting firms and a few boutique firms. She is an accomplished public speaker and budding author on topics pertaining to leadership, health and wellness, and youth achievement. Most recently she joined the Ron Brown Scholars Program Advisory Board.

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