White House Author
Acting Executive Director of the Job Opportunities Task Force
Melissa Broome is Acting Executive Director of the Job Opportunities Task Force. The JOTF develops and advocates for policies and programs to increase the skills, job opportunities, and incomes of low-skill, low-income workers and job seekers. Melissa is a fervent advocate for public policies that reflect the reality of today’s working families. In 2012, under her leadership, JOTF co-founded “Working Matters”, a statewide coalition that has since grown to 135 organizational members committed to advancing the Maryland Campaign for Paid Sick Days. As a working mom of three, Melissa is personally driven by a belief that no parent should have to make the impossible choice between their job and their child when illness strikes.