Hi, I'm Melissa

Melissa P. Dunn is a small business owner and community activist who has devoted her career to promoting economic stimulus, health and wellness, and quality of life issues throughout South Florida. With a degree in Sociology from Judson College in Marion, AL, and an MBA from Florida International University, Melissa has managed her business under the philosophy that you can raise profits while also raising awareness.

Since 2013, Melissa has been actively involved with the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce, serving as a board member from 2014 to 2019, as Board President. She has served on the NBC6 Making a Difference Community Action Board, the Visit Lauderhill Advisory Committee, and Prosperity Broward’s Marketing Committee.


Melissa is the founder of Hibiscus Kids Leadership Academy which provides mentorship to Lauderhill high school girls.  She has produced the LRCC Women of Distinction Awards from 2014 to 2019 where over 65 women were honored for their contributions to the community.

Melissa has worked extensively in the healthcare industry, including at Florida Medical Center, Northwest Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, and the American Cancer Society, where she was responsible for bringing together regional health systems, government agencies, and community stakeholders to increase cancer screenings at local hospitals and increase volunteerism.

Melissa lives and works in Lauderhill where she can be found enjoying the city’s many beautiful parks and its diverse and independently owned shops and restaurants.


She is a business-minded moderate who believes that the best way to effect social change is to show how what is good for the community really is good for business.