Melanie Esher joined the Pediatric Pulmonary Center in September 2004. She is currently the center's Program Coordinator. She is responsible for the PPC database, traineeship assistance, PPC expenditures, and overall support to the Center's staff. Melanie has extensive experience in business and office management. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in Spanish and lived in central Mexico during the course of her studies. Melanie completed her Masters of Administration degree with an emphasis in both Project Management and Construction Management through Northern Arizona University, and graduated with distinction. Melanie has held positions as office manager, operations manager, and facilitator of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce group, "Women Business & Dialogue."