Melanie is an experienced leader across Health and Social Care operations, commissioning and policy. Currently Corporate Director for Adult Social Care and Public Health with Nottinghamshire County Council following 30 years of working across Local Government, NHS and voluntary sector from practice to senior leadership roles. Melanie has experience of delivering and driving practice change at scale to improve outcomes for people through the development of performance focussed culture and strength-based practice.
Melanie is currently Vice President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) following leadership roles as policy trustee, mental health and social justice. Through this work Melanie has advocated for reform based on the experience of people with lived experience and has contributed to Mental Health Law reform, the 10 year mental health strategy, informed governmental Covid response, Social Care reform, speaking on the relationship between health inequalities, housing and social care and the role Local Government has in leading local partnerships that deliver change in communities. Melanie has led the development of good practice guides aimed at Local Government within social care practice, NHS Commissioning guidance within DHSC, and developed models of capacity and demand management at national level.
Melanie is a Partner Member of the Integrated Care Board and for the previous three-years a Member of the Integrated Care System Board leading as Senior sponsor on a number of key system workstreams. Previously, Melanie has led joint commissioning and integrated operational teams with successful delivery of integration in both Adults and children’s services, across social care, health, community service and primary care.