Melody Wilder Wilson, Vice Chair
Melody Wilder Wilson is a full-time strategist, community leader, and change agent. She actively supports numerous non-profit organizations, particularly those devoted to protecting and advocating for children and youth. Passionate about UNICEF’s work for the world’s most vulnerable children, Melody is the current Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of UNICEF USA, Southeast Region, has served as a member of the Board for over ten years, and is a member of the UNICEF International Council. She is also a member of the Dean’s Council of the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. Devoted to the goal of health equity, Melody has served on the boards of Global Health Action, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, the DeKalb Rape Crisis Center, Aldersgate Homes, Inc., and Camp Glisson. As an attorney specializing in zoning and land use, Melody practiced law for fifteen years, first with the firm Kilpatrick & Cody. She subsequently started her own practice, representing a major cellular company in the original development of its cellular tower infrastructure throughout Georgia.
Melody is a former member of the Advisory Council to the Atlanta Women’s Agenda and the Davidson College Board of Visitors. She served as the Chair of the Parents’ Education Program of the Parents’ Association of the Westminster Schools and has taught reading weekly to at-risk elementary children through the Children’s Literature Outreach Program. Melody earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Davidson College where she graduated magna cum laude, and she received her law degree from the University of Virginia. Melody and her husband, David Wilson, live in Brookhaven and are the proud parents of their two adult children, Margaret and Ben.