Melanie Lindsay

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Senior Project Coordinator

(901) 232-1606

Melanie Lindsay is the FELSC Project Coordinator with Family Voices providing technical assistance, support, and training to the 51 statewide Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2Fs) in all 50 states and DC.  Prior to coming to Family Voices, she was a Program Director for Family Voices of Tennessee for 9 years, overseeing peer support, outreach, and social media. In 2010, she founded the chapter of Hands & Voices in Tennessee and worked as Director for three years. Melanie sits on the National Center for Hearing Management (NCHAM) Advisory Council and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) Community Advisory Council (CAC) Diversity Workgroup in Memphis.  She is a Certified Special Education Advocate and a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Juvenile Court in Memphis, TN.

Melanie is extremely enthusiastic about ensuring individuals and families have equal access to all services and support, are at the heart of their own care, and understand their rights.  As the parent of four bio and two bonus kids, three belonging to the LGBTQIA+ community and two having their own medical diagnoses, she understands the importance of lived experience and parent perspective within systems of care. Two of her children are still living at home, one diagnosed with Autism, & severe deafness and the other with mental health struggles & severe deafness. Melanie considers it her mission and privilege to serve & support children & families.

Outside of work, Melanie loves cooking, gardening, & spending time with her kids, husband, & dogs.

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Our Vision

With families at the center of health care, all children and youth reach their full potential and health disparities are eliminated.

Our Mission

Family Voices is a national organization and grassroots network of families and friends of children and youth with special health care needs and disabilities that promotes partnership with families—including those of cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity—in order to improve health care services and policies for children.

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