24 May Welcome Melinda Kelleher, Vice President for Development for Atlanta RMHC!
We’re pleased to welcome Melinda Kelleher as our first ever vice president of development.
“This is a time of unprecedented promise and growth for Atlanta RMHC,” says Beth Howell, President and CEO, Atlanta RMHC. “We have grown significantly in recent years and now provide 81 rooms at two Houses, a Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, and an in-hospital Ronald McDonald Family Room. We are thrilled to add Melinda’s development expertise to our team as we continue to expand to serve the families who need us where they need us most.”
In this newly-created role, Melinda will lead, grow and diversify resources to transform to a larger, even more impactful organization in the community. She will oversee development, special events and marketing and communications, including oversight of our more than 14,000 volunteers.
Melinda brings more than 20 years of successful fundraising experience to the role working with venerable organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Most recently she served as vice president and chief development officer of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity where she increased overall fundraising and also led a capital campaign to secure the first permanent headquarters for the organization.
“I am excited to join Atlanta RMHC, especially at this pivotal point in the journey to support our families and our health care partners in new and transformative ways,” says Kelleher. “Research shows children have better medical outcomes when their families are with them during recovery from an illness or injury, and that is why the mission of Atlanta RMHC is so inspiring. We help keep families with sick children close to each other and provide the care and resources they need during a difficult time.”
Melinda earned a bachelor of arts in journalism/English from Brenau Women’s College and also completed the Women’s Executive Leadership Program at Kennesaw State University. She is president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals — Atlanta Chapter and also serves as co-chair of the capital campaign steering committee for Friends of Refugees.
Welcome to the team, Melinda. We’re so glad you’re here!