Melissa Herrmann, Founder of Maliza Consulting and Co-Founder of M3 Transformations, has spent the past 17-years focused on working directly with children-at-risk and vulnerable women across the globe. Her efforts have entailed establishing and directing numerous children’s homes and residential facilities, developing community based programs, training thousands of professionals and organizations around the world, and providing lay trauma counseling and psycho-education. Her program models have been recognized by multiple governments, which led her to assist the government of Rwanda in nationalized orphan-care policy reform. Her work was in collaboration with organizations such as UN, USAID, and World Vision.
Melissa has sat on numerous counsels, collaborative groups, and NGO board of directors seeking to provide insight into policy reform and program development for traumatized populations. Her efforts have spanned Africa, Latin America, Asia, the South Pacific, and North America. Melissa has her MA in Human Services and Counseling from Regent University (2017) and her BA in Sociology from Vanguard University (2003). In 2010, Melissa was the recipient of the American Red Cross Hero Award. She currently works as the Operations Director at Recovery Happens, as well as a clinical team member of Next Move Sacramento.