Melanie currently resides in Kitchener, Ontario with her family and is employed with Renison University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo. She has worked in the field of human Resources for over 20 years in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western university in London, Ontario; a Human Resources Certificate obtained at Humber College and she holds the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation with the Human Resources Professional Association.
Melanie joined the Kitchener-Waterloo Alzheimer Society as Chair of the Human Resources Committee in 2009 and then joined the Board of Directors in 2011. When first becoming involved, Melanie had watched acquaintances and their families work through he challenges that Alzheimer's disease brings. Like the growing number of people that are being impacted today, the disease has now touched Melanie's family and it is a much more personal journey.
In addition to her work with the Board of Directors, Melanie is also involved wit the local Grand Valley Human Resources Association and has served on its Conference Committee overseeing the venue requirements for three local conferences. Currently, she is also volunteering with the Mentoring program offered by the association. With her family, she enjoys travelling and also camping. Often, Melanie, along with her husband, can be found on soccer pitches or in hockey arenas supporting the various teams on which their children play.
With regards to being a member of the Board of Directors, Melanie is honoured to serve in the role and looks forward to the many anticipated successes that the Waterloo Wellington Alzheimer Society will achieve.