Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Social Worker, FDPcontact
Morgan earned her MSW from the Columbia School of Social Work and is a Social Worker with the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Program at The Bronx Defenders. While at Columbia, Morgan interned with STEPS to End Family Violence, an organization which focuses on prevention, intervention, and policy advocacy services through their holistic program for survivors of gender-based violence. Morgan has also interned with The Hebrew Home at Riverdale, a rehabilitative and long-term care facility for the aging. She earned her undergraduate degree at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh where she graduated cum laude. While at SUNY Plattsburgh she interned with the The North Country Traumatic Brain Injury Center as well as having done work with the SUNY Plattsburgh Safe Space Project, SUNY Plattsburgh Center for Diversity, Pluralism, and Inclusion, and Nexus, a program working with children with Asperger’s. Morgan has a working proficiency in Spanish.
Team Leader & Program Coordinator of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, FDP
Team Leader & Program Coordinator of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, FDPcontact
Melissa Madan first became interested in the legal system during her time as a legal assistant at the Law Offices of Gary A. Farrell, Esq. Melissa also worked as the assistant to the former President of the Kings County Criminal Bar Association. Melissa received her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from the Technical Career Institute in Manhattan. Melissa joined The Bronx Defenders as a temporary receptionist in September of 2010, and was then hired as the full time receptionist several months later. In August 2011, Melissa transitioned into her current role as a Parent Advocate with the Family Defense Practice. She also helped organize and co-leads The Bronx Defenders Parent Support Group.