... the work

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.

... me

You will find me outside roaming around with my dogs, kids and husband - in the mountains, in the desert, at the lake, in the snow, or on the beach. There is even a sign above my back door that says "Go Outside". As a Pisces, it is no surprise the water is my happy place - I love to paddle board, be on any type of boat, and of course, swim.

Having recently moved back home to Alabama (Roll Tide) after 15 years in Arizona, I am rebuilding my volunteer service and looking for opportunities to serve social cause organizations.