Meet Our People
Founder, Executive Director
Melissa has over 12 years of experience as an ICU nurse within varied settings. She has worked bedside in numerous specialties; as a traveler during the COVID 19 pandemic; as a private nurse for some of Manhattan's most elite clients; and as a care coordinator in home care agencies. She has managed healthcare teams large and small and feels most comfortable in educational settings. Within Purses for Nurses, she has supported the day to day needs of the organization including management of interns, the organization’s blog, social media and online purse sales, and the formation of new partnerships.
Our supporters come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you’ve donated one purse, one dollar, or even one kind word about our organization, we want you to know that we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts. Purses for Nurses could not continue to flourish without the support and guidance graciously given by each of you.
The supporters listed below have donated generous amounts of time, money, purses, and/or professional expertise. If you happen to know one of them, give them an extra pat on the back for contributing to a great cause!
Alice Grindling at Terraform Weddings
Businesses & Organizations
The Foundation Center – New York
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
The SPI Group
The International Council of Nurses