Gina has decades of experience as a leader, mentor, and connector. Gina’s work spans nonprofit, university, corporate, and faith-based settings. Trained in public health and prevention models, Gina holds a BA in Health Science from Taylor University and a Masters in Health Education from the University of Texas. She is an educator and advocate promoting prevention, treatment, and recovery. Gina is especially intent on enhancing healthy sexuality, relationships, and authentic spirituality. She is solution minded and an advocate for change. Gina is connected to and working alongside other like-minded individuals and organizations that promote recovery, health, and healing. She has vast knowledge of behavioral health topics. She maintains memberships with NAADAC.
Melissa Howard handles much of the marketing and communications for PartnerHope. Her range of experience includes roles in higher education, mental health advocacy, and healthcare facilities large and small. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Science in Strategic Marketing from Bellevue University. Melissa is most passionate about connecting individuals around the world with important resources to help them grow and heal! She lives with her husband and daughter in Richmond, Virginia.