Melina holds a background in mental health and wellness education. She has participated in creating and leading new hire training and topic-specific training for new department members. Melina has also created and led life skills development training and workshops both for patients in residential treatment and for individuals working on life organization while managing various mental health needs.
While holding her assigned career roles and taking on-the-job training positions, Melina has also participated in community development efforts through the Junior League of San Diego. Melina has facilitated program development solutions and served on leadership positions to improve San Diego's transition-age foster youth experiences.
Moving forward, Melina is focused on moving more officially into learning and development roles, as she has continued to show both a passion and talent for leading others in effective learning for life and work. She looks forward to learning more with ATD to formalize what she has already established and stay up-to-date on key learning standards.