Rosalina (Wendy) Melendez

Division Director, Personal Development

Ms. Melendez has been the director of La Casa’s Personal Development Division and the Hispanic Women’s Resource Center since 1998. Under her stewardship, she is responsible for overseeing program delivery, fund development, budget management and for creating collaborations and partnerships.

Ms. Melendez is an active member of the Essex County Workforce Investment Board (WIB), President of the Urban and Hispanic Women Centers Alliance of New Jersey and a member of the New Jersey Association for Lifelong Learning (NJALL).

Ms. Melendez is a graduate of Rutgers University where she earned a Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Sociology and Puerto Rican Studies.

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