Melkis Alvarez-Baez joined NPCC in 2011 as Associate Director for Special Programs and became Director of Programs in 2014. As COO, Melkis oversees all of NPCC’s internal operations. Prior to NPCC, Melkis worked with Advocates for Children of New York, a nonprofit working to protect every child's right to an education. Melkis is a member of Job Path’s Board of Directors, Program Committee Chair of Advocates for Children’s Junior Board, and Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee of the NYC Alumni Committee of Harvard’s Center for Public Interest Careers. Melkis has served as a Team Leader for the New York Women’s Foundation’s Grants Advisory Committee. Melkis is a graduate of Harvard College and the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.

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