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Nonprofit Executive Search Solutions has successfully placed Melanie Sellers, MPH, an experienced public health executive, as Assistant Chief Executive Officer with the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE).

Selected from a very talented and diverse applicant pool, Sellers brings an impressive background and array of skills to SOPHE’s management team, including significant experiences spanning the nonprofit sector.

“From the moment I first evaluated Melanie Sellers professional credentials, I knew she would be a leading candidate for the SOPHE position,” said Benjamin Freedman Executive Search Consultant, Nonprofit Executive Search Solutions. “This was not only confirmed but reinforced throughout the comprehensive search.  Ms. Sellers not only has all the business savvy necessary to lead a nonprofit public health organization but a passion for public health that is unmatched. It was evident not only in her work product, but in her attitude that this is not just a job — but a calling.”

Most recently, Sellers worked for the Booz Allen Hamilton as a Healthcare Analyst, and previously for the Capital City Area Health Education Center as the Executive Director.  During her career she has developed many public health related initiatives while simultaneously balancing efforts to fine-tune existing programs, plans and operations.

“With recent legislative changes in healthcare, the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is positioned to have a tremendous impact on the health of our communities through the advancement of the health education profession and health promotion,” said Sellers.  “My personal and professional values align with SOPHE’s mission and I am thrilled to join the organization. It will be an honor to assist SOPHE’s leaders, staff, and members with navigating the opportunities and challenges associated with developing a premier public health organization.”

Sellers earned her Master’s of Public Health Degree from the University of South Florida in Health Policy & Management with a concentration in Health Care Organizations & Management. Additionally, Sellers holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chemistry. She has also continued her education through professional trainings including TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer; Generations at Work: Creating a Position Office Culture; Super Heroes of Human Resources; Leading Change in the Emerging Economy and Purposeful Boards; Powerful Fundraising; and Enhancing Your Ability to Think Strategically.

About Nonprofit Executive Search Solutions

Nonprofit Executive Search Solutions, a division of Nonprofit HR Solutions, is one of the nation’s leading consulting firms dedicated exclusively to meeting executive search needs of nonprofit organizations. Collectively, our senior management team brings over 100 years of combined, expert-level experience to nonprofit organizations of all sizes.

For more information on Nonprofit Executive Search Solutions’ services, please contact (202) 785.2060 or visit www.nonprofitexecsolutions.com.

About The Society for Public Health Education

SOPHE is a 501 (c)(3) professional organization founded in 1950 to provide global leadership to the profession of health education and health promotion and to promote the health of all people by: stimulating research on the theory and practice of health education; supporting high quality performance standards for the practice of health education and health promotion; advocating policy and legislation affecting health education and health promotion; and developing and promoting standards for professional preparation of health education professionals. SOPHE is the only independent professional organization devoted exclusively to health education and health promotion across all settings.

For more information on SOPHE, please contact (202) 408-9804 or visit www.sophe.org.

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