Melissa Dessaigne

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We are pleased to announce Melissa Dessaigne has joined the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House as our new Executive Director. Melissa previously worked as the Executive Director at The Summit where she oversaw the campus development and collaboration among more than 20 non-profit organizations. Prior to moving to Fort Wayne in 2015, Melissa lived with her family for ten years in London, England, where she was the co-founder and director of a non-profit organization that provided teacher training in Uganda and India. She also worked as an HR policy analyst for Brookfield Relocation in Phoenix, Arizona, London and Paris.

Melissa received her master’s degree in Development Management from the London School of Economics, and her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Bowling Green State University. She is fluent in both French and Spanish.

“On behalf of the MACHH Board of Directors, we are excited to welcome Melissa to our team, especially during a time of tremendous growth. We believe Melissa’s passion and experience will be invaluable to our families in the Home and to our future success,” said Chris Dubes, Board President.

“What an incredible privilege to join Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House! I’m looking forward to working alongside the team and our community of partners to continue providing our families with support, comfort and hope,” said Melissa Dessaigne, new Executive Director for MACHH.