Melissa Mendes Campos

Senior Research Manager


Melissa delivers targeted research and analysis that informs and supports organizational change. She brings creative thinking and expert writing skills to client engagements, helping nonprofits and foundations make sense of complex choices and make strategic decisions. Melissa has worked with the Blue Shield of California Foundation, California HealthCare Foundation, YWCA USA, John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund, and California Wellness Foundation to advance key initiatives and develop knowledge to share with the sector.

Her commitment to collaborative process, social sector experience, and awareness of emerging trends make Melissa a valuable member of the consulting team. Prior to joining La Piana Consulting, Melissa was grants manager at the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County and worked at Life Lab Science Program in multiple capacities. Melissa has a BA in Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Learn more about Melissa in this La Piana Consulting staff interview.