Class of 2021
Melinda has been in the contract furniture industry with a focus on healthcare for over 27 years.
She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minor in Philosophy and English from Albion
College. She also attended the Rhode Island School of Art and Design to obtain her Masters in
interior architectural design. Melinda has also worked to receive continuing education credits in
Materials and Logistics Management. Melinda is experienced in design, management, sales and
project management for many health systems. She has been very successful in fostering
strategic partnerships with the following customers; Henry Ford Health System, St. John Health
System, Beaumont Health System, McLaren Health System and Trinity Health among many
others. Melinda has coached girl’s lacrosse for the past 25 years. A past member of the
Cranbrook Board of Governor’s she served for 15 years chairing many committees. Currently she
serves on the Vestry at Christ Church Cranbrook and actively works as the Outreach Liaison. She
also enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, skiing, and playing golf.