Melissa Hynes (Vice-President) was born and raised in Toronto, moving to the South Shore of Montreal in 2007. She completed her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Sociology at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. She has worked in the philanthropic sector for over 10 years, currently at a Montreal-based foundation that supports those most vulnerable. Melissa is the proud mother of two elementary school-aged boys and is excited to be a part of MEPEC in furthering its mission of supporting the English-speaking community.