Meet Our People


Melissa Zuk

Founder, Executive Director

Melissa has over 10 years of experience as a bedside and home care Registered Nurse (currently registered in New York and California) with experience in management of large and small healthcare teams. Melissa has herself volunteered abroad as a nurse and is familiar with the needs across many countries. She has worked as a leader and manager since young adulthood, as a Lieutenant in her local police cadet program and as president of her student Nursing association in college.  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

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!

Mike Enriquez

Alice Grindling at Terraform Weddings
Juania Owens
Isha Craig
Judith Shamian
Dennis Christians
Jessica Lauredan
Paul Opp
Erika Hauser

Businesses & Organizations
The Foundation Center – New York
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
The SPI Group

Marcum LLP
The International Council of Nurses