Director of Communications
Melanie Flood is the Director of Communications for the First 5 Association of California, as well as its complementary Foundation, and the First 5 Center for Children's Policy. Prior to joining the Association, Melanie was the Director of Development & Communications for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS). During her time at SFBFS, she developed strategic communications, fundraising, and public awareness campaigns to address food insecurity in Sacramento County. Previously, Melanie was the Director of Communications for two trade associations in the United Kingdom - Social Enterprise UK (a strategic partner of the Cabinet Office) and the UK Fashion & Textile Association (a trade challenge partner of the Department for International Trade). Melanie is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles and the American Conservatory Theater’s Master of Fine Arts program in San Francisco. She is a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society of Arts) and a member of the Greater Sacramento Hate Crimes Task Force, coordinated by the Department of Justice.