Melissa Austin

Associate Director

Melissa Austin joined the Volcker Alliance in 2015. As associate director, she organizes and implements the various facets of the Truth and Integrity in Government Finance project, while designing and executing operational controls and administrative procedures for the Alliance.

Austin previously served as a senior grants management specialist at the National Institutes of Health, where she negotiated, administered, reviewed, and awarded grants on complex and critical medical research projects. Before that, she was a senior management assistant to the business administrator of the City of Newark, New Jersey, leading and managing the legislative review team, coordinating park and open space redevelopment projects, and spearheading Newark’s federal and state lobbying efforts.

Austin received a bachelor of science in business administration and a master of public administration from the University of Delaware.