Before joining Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, Melissa was the Southwest Regional Key Director/ELRC Quality Director for YMCA Greater Pittsburgh, where she worked as a business partner for Office of Child Development Early Learning (OCDEL) for the state of PA to implement PA’s Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) and Keystone STARS. In this role, she supported over 1200 early learning professionals to extend their levels of quality rating from a STAR 1 to a STAR 4. Melissa partnered with the Department of Human Services Certification office to support providers in meeting basic compliance to include professional development and technical assistance .
Throughout her career, Melissa also directed a large legal entity that housed 215 children and 80 staff in the Early Learning Child Care Space. This program participated in Keystone STARS, Pre-k Counts, NAEYC, and Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships programming. This program was a STAR 4 program and maintained its quality under her direction.
Melissa Fuller has been happily married to her husband Steven Fuller for 15 years. Together they have a 12 year old son. Part of their extended family is their two Miniature Golden Doodles Sparky and Koko. Melissa loves spending time outdoors and on the lake with her family. She has dedicated her entire career to serving children and families and prides herself on her selfless commitment to doing whatever it takes.
What do you love most about Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania?
“I love that Boys & Girls Clubs of Western PA, does whatever it takes to support children and families. We pride ourselves on impact, education, and building character. I could not be more proud to be a part of an amazing organization. No matter what child you speak with, they have an amazing story or memory that they cannot wait to share with you regarding the clubs. A good majority of our staff will tell you their club story. We are a unique organization that has alumni that have chosen us as their career choice. Many of our donors have a memory from childhood that relates to an experience that they had as a kid. That is impact, that is visionary, and that is how we remember, re imagine, and reinvest.”