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Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center Announces New Associate Executive Director and Director of Operations & Marketing
Jacksonville, FL –
Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center (JSHC) proudly announces Melanie Messer as the new Associate Executive Director, and Tana Collins as the new Director of Operations and Marketing.
Melanie Messer has over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. Mrs. Messer previously worked with Chorus America in Washington D.C., then with the Cathedral Arts Project of Jacksonville, Fl. Messer joined the staff of the JSHC in 2011 as Director of Development. As Associate Executive Director, she will continue in her present capacity with responsibility for all aspects of fundraising and donor cultivation. In her new position, she will have the opportunity to broaden her perspective on the daily activities of the Center as well as the growth of the JSHC in the communities we serve.
Tana Collins has sixteen years of experience in entrepreneurial and association management, as well as education advocacy. Ms. Collins became the Administrative Manager for the JSHC in July of this year. As Director of Operations and Marketing, she will be very involved in contributing to the growth and increased visibility of the JSHC as well as ensuring that the Center’s daily operations run smoothly.
“Melanie is just one part of our excellent leadership team and professional staff,” stated Bill McQuilkin, Executive Director. “There is constant interaction between the development and marketing functions, and we are most fortunate to have Tana and Melanie working together to increase our presence and visibility throughout the First Coast region.”
For the past 63 years, the Jacksonville Speech & Hearing Center has provided professional compassionate audiology and speech/language services to literally thousands of children and adults in our community. Today, the Center continues to provide these services to approximately 4,000 children, adults and seniors annually.
The Center is supported by United Way of Northeast Florida, the City of Jacksonville, Jessie Ball duPont Fund, and public and private donations.