Melea is the Partnership Engagement Manager with Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina. Melea believes that all children deserve to grow up in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment free of abuse and neglect. She is a National Trainer in the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework and the trauma informed curriculum Connections Matter. She represents Prevent Child Abuse NC as a backbone organization for the development of Community Child Abuse Prevention Plans across the state and catalyzed the creation of the first plan in the state of North Carolina in Cumberland County. Her experience spans decades, working in supervised visitation, substance misuse/abuse treatment, grassroots community organizing, and family friendly policy advocate.