Melissa Pershing Moss is responsible for the grants, development and pro bono departments. As part of the Foundation’s executive team, she directs strategic investments in research, program assessment, capacity-building, technical assistance and technology. She also provides research and other support to the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice.
In addition, Melissa has had the opportunity to play a significant leadership role in several important statewide initiatives, including;
Moss has also served as executive director of Legal Services Alabama and Legal Aid of North Carolina and in the Office of Program Performance at the Legal Services Corporation in Washington D.C. Previously, as Director of Public Services Activities for the North Carolina Bar Association, she directed the North Carolina Pro Bono Project, the North Carolina Commission on the Delivery of Civil Legal Services and the North Carolina Lawyer Referral Service.
Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Melissa served worked as executive director for The Julian Center, Indiana’s largest domestic violence shelter. She was the recipient of the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2010 Harlene Barnett Public Service Award.
Melissa earned her B.S. at Butler University and her J.D. at Georgia State University College of Law.