Mellanie is a heart survivor who had a brush with death in emergency heart surgery. As the author of A Woman's Guide to Saving Her Own Life: The HEART Program for Health & Longevity
, she now provides a message of inspiration, hope, and encouragement that causes women to say, "You saved my life."
As The Health & Productivity Revitalizer®, she works with individuals and organizations to create health and productivity, and executives say, "She creates business results."
Mellanie was also an Internet pioneer at J.C. Penney Company, Inc., over a decade ago, where she led the creation of one of the early corporate web sites, as well as an intranet and supplier extranet. At Dell Inc., she was the executive in charge of creating and executing Dell’s intranet vision and strategy. At Cisco Systems, Inc., she was an e-Business Strategy Thought Leader in Cisco’s Global High-Tech Internet Business Solutions Practice, where she served as a Trusted Advisor to top executives of some of Cisco’s largest high tech customers.
As a renowned Internet visionary, she is the author of two intranet and groupware best-sellers, Intranet Business Strategies
and Intranet as Groupware
, published by John Wiley & Sons, and wrote for numerous business and technology publications. She addressed audiences of hundreds and thousands at some of the earliest Internet events, in locations as diverse as Montreal, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, and New Delhi.
In addition to being a wife and mother, Mellanie is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association for Williamson County and speaks and does media appearance on their behalf to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. She is also Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Leadership Texas Alumnae Association, and a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), Women in Technology International (WITI), and Mended Hearts.