Director of Communications and Marketing
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The Melwood team is growing. Cynthia Davis is Melwood’s new Vice President of External Affairs. Ms. Davis is a senior level development executive with nearly 20 years of experience representing and managing leading humanitarian organizations and engaging multi-faceted corporate partnerships. She has successfully worked on local, state, and national levels. Ms. Davis launched her development career with the American Red Cross National Headquarters and rose through the ranks from administration to management.
While developing and leading teams of development professionals, she has provided oversight and leadership to various areas of fund development, prospective donor research, communications, and marketing. She has been at the helm of results-proven, strategic and innovative nonprofit management and has guided teams from strategy to execution. Ms. Davis has been integral in diversifying and generating funds exceeding $10 million for disaster victims, pediatric cancer research, people with differing abilities, at-risk youth, and family issues involving senior services, youth development, and mental health.
Ultimately, her fundraising goal has consistently focused on ensuring community impact and fulfilling missions that address our communities’ most critical challenges and opportunities.
Ms. Davis earned her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland University College. She is an active member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals.