City & State NY: The 2022 Above & Beyond

Melanie Hartzog

Melanie Hartzog, our new CEO & President, was recognized in City & State NY’s 2022 Above & Beyond, a list recognizing 50 remarkable women – including advocates, entrepreneurs, and other outstanding individuals – who are improving New York.

As City & State notes: “Melanie Hartzog has deep roots in social services. Her experience volunteering with children of domestic violence survivors during college ignited that interest. “I suddenly decided this is what I want to do. I’ve been one of these children,” says Hartzog, who had faced food and housing insecurity while growing up as the daughter of a single mother from Guyana.” The entry goes on to detail her successes, leading her to her current position at The Foundling.

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