Melissa Fox oversees the operations and systems for over 100 programs throughout 13 counties in New Jersey. Acenda is a family services agency that provides evidence-based programming in child welfare, prevention, juvenile justice, outpatient mental health, crisis services, addiction services, and supportive housing. Under Melissa’s leadership, the Acenda team has received funding to launch innovative programming including a residential program for pregnant women in recovery, an initiative that provides housing and support services for families at risk of homelessness, and a regional partnership grant to provide supports to children who may be at risk due to a caregiver or parent’s substance use disorder.

Fox is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Association of Health Services Executives, the Medical Group Management Association and is a board-certified Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and the American College of Healthcare Executives.