Melyssa is an advocate for diversity inclusion, and economic justice, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for BALANCE and several other local community nonprofit organizations that provide services and advocacy to youth and families. She has served on the board of directors for the American Bankruptcy Institute and the advisory board for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. She has sponsored and supported Employee Resource Groups to amplify the voice of those that are under represented in organizations and communities.
She is Vice President, Visa Inc. and has worked in Data, Security, and Identity Products. Her focus also includes product excellence across the life cycle within account origination, authentication, and authorization to meet and maintain appropriate privacy, regulatory, and governance requirements while mitigating applicable risk. In her roles, she has developed and managed bankruptcy, business intelligence, and predictive products while optimizing solution delivery for clients.
Melyssa and her family are known for holding one of the largest in-home Kwanzaa celebrations in Northern California for more than 20 years allowing diverse audiences to experience the tradition while providing a focus for celebrating the Kwanzaa principles everyday.
Melyssa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Phoenix. She lives just outside the San Francisco Bay Area in Tracy, California where she raised her three children and enjoys spending time with her six grandchildren.