Melissa Rea joined the Care to Learn team in 2017, and has served as the Springfield Chapter Services Specialist and Closet Project Coordinator. She currently supports Chapters and manages community partnerships as a Director of Chapter Services. Melissa came to Care to Learn after spending a decade as a Project Manager in the pharmaceutical meeting industry, and finding a passion for building community and helping kids through volunteer work.
Melissa grew up in Clever, Missouri, and graduated from Missouri State University. She is active in the community and has served as president of Queen City Sertoma and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield. When she’s not at Care to Learn, Melissa performs in several local bands and produces live music events throughout the Ozarks.
Building and growing the Care to Learn Closet Project in Springfield Public Schools is Melissa’s proudest accomplishment with Care to Learn thus far, but she’s not stopping now!