Mel (Melissa) Bride is currently the Director of Development at the San Miguel School, a Lasallian middle school for boys located in Providence. Prior to this role, she worked at Tabor Academy for five years. While at Tabor, she developed relationships with leaders in New Bedford in an effort to build ties between the school and the New Bedford community. She has worked directly with the CEDC, Y.O.U., the IAC, CBC, the Co-Creative Center, the YWCA and Groundworks. Mel is passionate about educational equity and youth development. She joined Alma’s Development Committee in 2019 after supporting the school along with her husband, Jim, since 2015.