Melanie Stagnitti (she/her)
Board Secretary, Governance Committee Chair
Melanie Stagnitti has over 25 years of Human Resources experience with demonstrated ability to develop & implement strategy, drive change, manage complex global projects, creatively manage international work teams, and achieve results at all levels of the organization. Recognized for strong business acumen, possibility thinking, a broad external HR network, Board & Comp Committee experience, and a collaborative style. She is a trained profession with an MS in Human Resource Management and a graduate of The RBL’s Group HR Executive Leadership program.
Having grown up in the PNW, Melanie grew up backpacking in the Cascade Mountains starting at age 6. She has summited most of the peaks, backpacked many of the trails and continues to explore the outdoors with her friends and family. Her community involvement has included being a Board member of Adelante Mujeres for 5 years, a local non-profit focused on empowering Latina women through education and experiences, as well as helping to start the Forest Grove Community school, a place-based charter school now in its 15th year of operation.
Melanie has always been a huge fan of NWOBS, starting from when she was in college and attended a new instructor training course. The philosophy, focus on leadership in the outdoors and the connection with her home (the PNW) all made NWOBS an organization she has always admired. So, when the opportunity came up to contribute at the Board level, she couldn't pass it up.