Melanie Blow, a survivor of incest, psychological abuse, and a host of other childhood trauma, now uses her talents to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences as the Executive Director of the Stop Abuse Campaign. After getting a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry from SUNY Geneseo, Melanie worked for the American Red Cross Biomedical Services for 15 years.
Melanie has experience organizing survivors and empowering them to discuss their abuse and advocate for social change. She has been involved with the New York Coalition to Protect Children, the Rochester chapter of Love146, the legislative advocacy committee of the American Professional Society against the Abuse of Children, and served on the Board of Directors for Prevent Child Abuse NY and serves on the advisory committee of IMPAC, a survivor-based PAC. She is a founding member of the Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking and current Vice President, and has her Champions of Trauma certification from the Trauma Institute at the University of Buffalo.
Melanie has over two decades of legislative advocacy regarding children’s issues, and she has been published in medical journals, newspapers, magazines, and blogs all across the country.