Melissa was elected as a Public Governor in July 2019. She is an Executive Director at UK Education Garden and Head of Careers and Resources at Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology.
Having worked in Cambridge for over 10 years her current job as Head of Careers and Resources involves managing professional career development programmes and she has also worked closely with CUH in organising medical conferences, young people’s work experience, volunteering and supporting NHS apprenticeship programmes.
Melissa holds a Master of Education from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Education from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Melissa is thankful for the kind and excellent care she and her family received over some years at both The Rosie and Addenbrooke’s which was a main drive in her decision to become a governor, as well as a great appreciation for the hospitals contribution to world-renowned research.
For the past few years Melissa has been an advisory mentor for Queen's Young Leader Award of 53 Commonwealth countries and hopes to bring this global perspective to her role as governor.
She also wishes to help ensure that patients’ experience is continually enhanced with excellent clinical outcomes and outstanding communication, and hopes to represent the priorities of service users at board level.
During her time as a governor Melissa is looking forward to supporting the Cambridge Children's Hospital development and is committed to ensuring patient care remains top of the agenda. Melissa has two children who were both born at the Rosie Hospital.