Melissa Corbin Nelson, President / CEO
United Way of St. Johns County
Nearly one in three families in St. Johns County are identified as ALICE-Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed - often an unexpected statistic in a county known for being affluent. Learn how United Way of St. Johns County and our community is addressing this issue and others.
In March 2014, Melissa Nelson joined United Way of St. Johns County a collaborative relationship of residents, businesses, government and non-profits that come together to meet the most pressing social service issues in St. Johns County, large and small.
With a professional background in non-profit management, Melissa has experience primarily in the Chamber of Commerce or Professional Association setting prior to joining the organization. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida, and of the US Chamber Institute for Organizational Management and has participated in multiple Leadership Programs.
Melissa has been a resident of St. Johns County for nearly 20 years and is life-time resident of northeast Florida. She has been and is involved extensively in our community as a volunteer, board member and chair. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Continuum of Care for St. Johns County and in her role with United Way, is serving as the Fiscal Agent for the Hurricane Matthew Long Term Recovery Organization for St. Johns and Putnam Counties.
She and husband, Brad, have been married for 29 years, both are UF Gator fans, having met there, and are parents to 20-yr-old twins. Max is studying International Business at the University of South Carolina. McKenna, is combined major at the University of Florida, studying vocal performance, while mastering in Business.
When Melissa gets a free moment, which isn’t often, there is nothing she enjoys more than family time, a good book and a quiet moment at the beach.