Co-founder & CEO, Joshin
Melissa Danielsen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Joshin. Melissa has nearly twenty years of experience in marketing and sales, with a focus on partnership development, program growth and entrepreneurship. Melissa’s greatest passion is to address systematic 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 Melissa worked at Comcast, developing and executing retail marketing programs while maintaining relationships with major retailers. She also started out 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, two dogs and is an active yogi, film buff and can run her favorite podcasts 24/7.