Dr. Melanie Mitros established the beginnings of her consulting work in 2004 to improve the health of her community one person at a time through individualized exercise therapy. Over the years, her passion for health has broadened to engage philanthropy, nonprofits, for-profits and communities to mobilize public-private partnerships where equitable outcomes are not predicted by race, education or status. Now, she focuses on growing strategic partnerships that change systems. MPW Consulting is based in Birmingham, Alabama with current project partners in multiple states including LISC Phoenix, Vitalyst Health Foundation, The Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation.
Since 2010, Melanie has championed inclusive and trust-based grantmaking, chaired multiple funder collaboratives, influenced state regulation and policy change, nurtured cross team conversations and trainings on racial equity, and developed systems and processes to implement more equitable investments. Melanie holds a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness, M.S. from Wake Forest University in Health & Exercise Science, and B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University in Athletic Training.