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HPM alumna joins the Society for Public Health Education executive team

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Melanie J. Sellers, MPH is the assistant chief executive officer for the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) in Washington, DC. In this role, she works closely with the CEO to lead strategic health promotion initiatives that support SOPHE’s mission and assure the long-term growth and sustainability of the organization.

For the past 12 years, Ms. Sellers assisted medically vulnerable populations in diverse health care settings located in urban and rural communities. She served as the health program manager for the University of Maryland School of Medicine and as executive director of the Capital City Area Health Education Center. Most recently, she worked for Booz Allen Hamilton as a healthcare analyst.

Ms. Sellers’ areas of expertise include: consulting, project management, grant administration, nonprofit governance, strategic planning, public outreach, and program design, implementation, and evaluation. Additionally, she managed a portfolio of public health projects spanning HIV/AIDS, cancer patient navigation, minority health, and health disparities issues.

Melanie Sellers earned a master of public health degree in health care and management from the University of South Florida College of Public Health.