Member Spotlight: Melissa Rogers

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

Let’s connect!

Phone: 352-462-2575
Twitter:  @MelissaMarieRo9