Camille Collins, CARE Center Agent
Melissa Mejía
Director of State and Local Policy

Melissa Mejía is the Director of State and Local Policy leading and supporting policy change to promote housing and economic justice statewide. Having grown up on Denver’s Northside, she uses her personal history and her ability to navigate diverse spaces to bring light and voice to systemic biases. Melissa formerly worked as an aide in the District 3 Council office, serving Denver’s diverse, historically Latino/Chicano, and rapidly changing Westside. Melissa’s goals are centered on promoting equity in practice ensuring that no one is left out of the conversation simply because they do not yet have the right tools. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Colorado Denver.