As the longest-serving member of the staff, Melva has worked in nearly every department since her first day on the job. Her experience ranges from government relations to education to her current department, membership. Melva is a walking encyclopedia of member information, based on her duty as keeper of the AAHomecare member database.
Melva received her bachelor’s degree at Towson University. Before she joined AAHomecare, she worked as a teacher and a baker for several years – and is a certified foodie, through and through.
- Melva has lived in two foreign countries – Japan and Germany – and visited over 30 others.
- Melva is the only person in the office who has spent the night in an ice hotel (on purpose) – Hotel de Glace in Quebec.
- Melva is a longtime collector of Japanese arts and crafts, with items from the Meiji era to the present.