Melody Fowler-Green, Executive Director of the Metro Human Relations Commission
Melody Fowler-Green is the Executive Director of the Metro Human Relations Commission. Prior to taking the helm at the Commission, Mel was a public interest and civil rights attorney for fourteen years. Before graduating cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000, Mel was the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy. Prior to law school, she obtained an interdisciplinary M.A. in Women’s Studies from the University of Cincinnati (where she studied the intersection of race and gender), and a B.A. in Theatre from University of Michigan-Flint. Mel has led or actively participated in dozens of trainings, panel discussions, workshops, and seminars related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and conflict management. She has worked with a wide range of sectors, including private business, legal, nonprofit, law enforcement, and higher education. Mel has also spearheaded multiple community-led research projects and evidence-based policy recommendations for leaders in all levels of government. Mel has a passion for policy and advocacy to ensure access to fair and affordable housing for all. She is the President of the Board at the Tennessee Fair Housing Council.