A Southern California Native, Melissa Pitts is the Chief Program Officer at House of Ruth. Melissa grounds her work in the belief that all people have dignity, worth and we are worthy individuals capable of great things. Melissa is passionate about the prevention of domestic violence and families/individuals living holistically. With over 23 years in the domestic violence field and 16 years of non-profit management Melissa understands and easily assesses complicated organizational dynamics involving power and privilege. She brings a passion and commitment to supporting leaders of color that is clearly rooted in her own experiences. Melissa is known for bringing a calm, grounded, and powerful presence. Honored to be a member of the executive management team at House of Ruth, Melissa oversees all programs at the agency. She is responsible for program compliance, program development, and ensures that quality services are provided to each survivor. Melissa is grateful that she is carrying out her God-Given Purpose daily.