Ms. Melara serves as Vice-President of the San Francisco Health Commission and a member of the San Francisco Re-districting Task Force. She is a co-founder of California's first shelter for survivors of domestic violence, La Casa De Las Madres. She is co-founder of La Cocina, a business incubator for low-income women who want to start their business in the food industry. President Carter appointed her to serve on the National Advisory Commission on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. She has served an a variety of the boards, including the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Ms. Melara holds a Bachelor of Arts and Masters degree in Social Work from San Francisco State University. In 1995 she was inducted into San Francisco State University Alumni Wall of Fame.
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