- Loves: Systems thinking
- Hates: Poorly defined goals
- Super Power: Community connector
Melanie Lewis Dickersron
As a Portfolio Manager for Community Solutions, Melanie advises communities to drive large-scale change. She is part of the Built for Zero campaign team, where she works intensively with local partners to push toward the goals of ending veteran and chronic homelessness using data-driven interventions. She is passionate about her work and believes that not only can we end homelessness, but that it is already happening. Melanie brings six years of experience working at the City and County of Denver as the Partnerships Manager for Denver’s Road Home where she focused on policy development, systems change and strategic partnerships. She also served as the 100,000 Homes Campaign lead for Denver. Melanie is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Mississippi State University with a degree in Political Science, and a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver with a Masters of Public Administration. She is an active member of the Junior League of Denver, Mile High Young Professionals and the Metro Denver Homeless Initiative. In 2013, she was recognized as one of Colorado’s Finest Young Professionals.