12 Apr Member Spotlight: Melissa Rogers
My name is Melissa Rogers; I am one of the newest members of BPW/Calusa. I joined last month after visiting BPW/Calusa and being a speaker for BPW/Hernando in 2019. I have quickly jumped right in; I serve as the program chair and newsletter editor.
In 2007, I launched Ascenseur Consulting in upstate New York to serve a broad range of non-profit organizations in the region. After more than a decade, I decided to take my talents to central Florida, where I quickly made my mark on the local community leading the operations of several non-profits to include Chinsegut Hill as well as the Friends of Citrus and the Nature Coast. Most recently I re-launched my consulting business, Melissa Rogers Consulting, to share my expertise with a diverse range of organizations to include the YMCA Hernando County. In addition, I currently serve as President of the Association for Fundraising Professionals and have become the newest facilitator for Family ID, International.
I am originally from Utica, New York. In 2018 my son Sean Kehler joined the Air Force and I became an empty nester after raising him as a single mom. I was not a fan of the “empty nest” feeling, so I decided to follow a dream that I had for years…becoming a Floridian.
My husband Jeff and I married September 5, 2020. We are raising his two daughters, Chrisandra (12) and Lily (11). We live in Spring Hill, Florida. Our faith is important to us; we are members at Spring Life Church in Spring Hill. I facilitate a Coping with Loss of Life group at Fellowship Community Church in Spring Hill. I am an active participant in the YMCA Bible Study group. I facilitate several Grief programs that help people across the country via Zoom.
I am honored to have been selected to work alongside Charlotte Edwards providing Strategic Planning Services to BPW/FL. It has been a wonderful experience to get to know everyone and to collect data that will ultimately elevate the BPW mission and the services we offer to the membership.
I am committed to providing my clients with the tools necessary to solve problems, manage change, and improve efficiencies.
Some of the programs I offer are:
- Strategic Planning Process
- What is your Why? Workshop
- Board Retreats
- New Board Member Onboarding
- Fundraising Workshops
- Raising Money Beyond Grants Workshop
- Book of the Month Groups
Your vision, My Experience, Making a difference together