Melissa Danielsen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Joshin. Melissa has nearly twenty years of marketing and sales experience, focusing on partnership development, program growth and entrepreneurship. Melissa's greatest passion is addressing systemic problems through human-centered tech solutions to bridge the gap between access and opportunity.
After the passing of her brother, Josh, who had developmental disabilities and epilepsy, Melissa co-founded Josh's Place in December 2011 and grew Medicaid services for adults with disabilities, neurodivergence, and chronic conditions until it was acquired in December 2019. Prior to this, Melissa worked at Comcast, developing and executing retail marketing programs while maintaining relationships with major retailers. She also started in advertising sales with E! Entertainment in NYC, where she learned the importance of reaching people with products in different lifecycle stages.
Melissa is a mom to two amazing girls and two dogs, and is an active yogi, film buff, and can run her favorite podcasts 24/7.