CHC Welcomes Program Manager: Melanie Susswein

CHC Welcomes Program Manager: Melanie Susswein

Melanie Susswein is excited to join the Center for Health Communications as the Program Manager— Texas Children’s Mental Health Care Consortium.

Melanie is an award-winning social marketing communicator and project director. She joined The University of Texas at Austin in 2018 as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault. Melanie’s portfolio includes extensive work on violence prevention, women’s health, work with and on behalf of children with special healthcare needs and disabilities, and a wide array of diverse populations in Texas and around the country. Melanie moved to Texas from the East Coast in 2001 for what was supposed to be a five-year experiment. She earned her MSW at the University of Pennsylvania and completed a year of service in Israel for a domestic violence prevention program. Melanie loves to travel, swim, hike, kayak, play Mahjong, and spend time with family and friends. Her other loves include Rocky, the cutest dog ever.