Staff & Consultants


Melissa Harris,
Director of Government Affairs  

Melissa Harris joined AASC in March 2018 with a decade of experience in journalism and communications. In her previous role as an Ohio Statehouse reporter, she closely monitored policies and politics with a focus on education and health. She has served as a board member of the Ohio Legislative Correspondents Association and her work has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and Cleveland Press Club. Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kent State University. At AASC, she tracks public policies that impact members, advocates for positive policy outcomes, provides news updates and educates members on service coordination standards and practices.