This year is the 10th anniversary of the Committee for the Future. This program gives emerging community leaders the opportunity to learn about the mission of Children’s of Alabama.
Members of the Committee for the Future are nominated by the Children’s of Alabama’s board of trustees, former committee members and hospital leaders. They share an interest in the impact of pediatric health care in Alabama and will serve as advocates for Children’s of Alabama throughout the year. Members gain a deep understanding of the important role of Children’s of Alabama as they observe surgical, medical and psychosocial services firsthand during an in-hospital rotation day, in addition to learning about research initiatives.
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s of Alabama has provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 46 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 676,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s of Alabama is the third largest pediatric medical center in the U.S.
Melonie focuses her practice on commercial litigation, employment litigation, and data security and privacy. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association and Birmingham Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in Alabama. Melonie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Akron and her Juris Doctor from Emory University.
Derek serves as a government relations advisor for the regulatory and government relations group. Derek received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University.