Melonie S. Welsh, MS

Community EngagementMelonie Welsh
Munroe-Meyer Institute
985450 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska 68198-5450

Phone: 402-559-9828

Professional Summary

Melonie Welsh is an accomplished professional with nearly 40 years’ experience in the Omaha medical and philanthropic communities. Her deep and passionate commitment to the underserved population of individuals with developmental disabilities and complex health care needs has been demonstrated through her work as a cytotechnologist, genetic counselor, fetal care coordinator, development officer and board member. As Director of Community Engagement at the Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center she creates synergies between providers, agencies and stakeholders to build ongoing, permanent relationships with MMI. These relationships result in the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources as well as partnerships and reciprocity, creating a collective vision to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and complex health care needs. A native of Seward, Nebraska, Melonie obtained her undergraduate degree from Doane University and her graduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Specialty Certifications

National Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel
Clinical Laboratory Specialist in Cytogenetics
Board eligible – American Board of Medical Genetics


MS, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE (1986)
B.A., Doane College, Crete, NE (1979)


Previous course preparation and lectures for UNMC College of Medicine and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Genetic Counseling program in prenatal diagnosis and antenatal screening.

Professional Development

Great Plains Leadership Institute, Omaha, NE (2018-2019)
UNMC iLead, Omaha, NE (2016-2017)
Collaborative Leadership in Higher Education, Academic Impressions, St. Louis, MO (7/2016)
Leadership Mentoring, TENASKA, Omaha, NE (2015-2016)
Discipline of Frontline Fundraisers, Plus Delta Partners, Omaha, NE (1/2015-8/2015)

Professional Societies

Association of American Medical College Group on Institutional Advancement
American Society of Human Genetics
National Perinatal Association
Great Plains Genetics Clinic Genetics Society

Committees / Community

10/2018-present UNMC Chancellor’s Inclusivity Committee
Board Member
10/2018-present Student Alliance for People of All Abilities
Faculty Advisor
4/2018-present Genetic Counseling Program Planning & Implementation
Inaugural Board Member
12/2016-present Special Olympics of Nebraska
Health Advisory Committee
12/2016-present Meyer Foundation for Disabilities
Ex-Officio Board Member
12/2016-present Munroe-Meyer Institute Guild
12/2008-12/2016 Meyer Foundation for Disabilities
Board Member
12/2016-present MMI Leadership Council
Executive Board Member
1/2016-6/2016 University of Nebraska Foundation Day of Service
Campus Chair
12/2010-1/2014 Ronald McDonald House
4/2008-12/2016 OwL Ride
Executive Board Member
4/2008-12/2016 Meyer Foundation for Disabilities
Executive Board Member
4/2008-6/2011 BIG splash!
Founder and Producer     
10/2004-10/2005 Faith Regional Health Services/American Heart Association
Go Red for Women
7/2003-present Faith Regional Health Services Foundation
11/2002-10/2003 Marian High School MarianFest Executive Board
8/2002-5/2004  Creighton University Parents Board
3/96-present American Heart Association, Nebraska Affiliate
Neighborhood Campaign Volunteer
3/1997-2/1998   American Heart Association, Nebraska Affiliate
Chair of the 1998 Heartland Ball
3/1996-2/1997 American Heart Association, Nebraska Affiliate
Vice Chair of the 1997 Heartland Ball
2/1996-2002 Muscular Dystrophy Associate, Nebraska Chapter
Executive Committee Member
1991-2002 American Heart Foundation Committee, Nebraska Affiliate