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Melissa Curtin

Melissa Curtin

Executive Director

Melissa is the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC). Melissa has a diverse background across the private and social sectors. She previously served as President & CEO of the Richmond, Virginia based Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence, an affiliated entity of The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia. In this role, she led collaboration among partner programs to help local nonprofits maximize their operational capacity and effectively achieve their mission. She was Vice President of Workforce Readiness, Business and Community Engagement for Corporate Voices for Working Families and Vice President for National Partnerships and Development at the Forum for Youth Investment where she helped build the Ready by 21 National Partnership. Throughout her career, she also served in a variety of leadership positions at Altria Client Services, Inc., Philip Morris USA and the National Conference of State Legislatures.

A Colorado native, Melissa earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Wyoming and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver. She is a certified leadership coach, is certified to provide Emergenetics WE Team training and teambuilding and is a Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant. The Standards for Excellence Institute is a national initiative established to promote the highest standards of ethics, effectiveness, and accountability in nonprofit governance, management, and operations, and to help all nonprofit organizations meet these high benchmarks. Melissa has served on various advisory councils, the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Richmond & Tri-Cities and is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond.