Melissa L. Bradley is CEO of Tides, a nonprofit organization that works to support grantees and programs primarily related to social service delivery in the US. Prior to Tides, Melissa founded and served as managing director of New Capitalist, an organization that leverages human, financial, and social capital to create economically profitable and sustainable individuals, businesses, and communities. While there, she facilitated over $20 million in venture capital transactions for seed-stage companies. Bradley is the founder and former president of Reentry Strategies Institute. She also founded the Entrepreneurial Development Institute as well as Positive Impact, a collaborative initiative to promote diverse voices and visions within independent media. She has served as a senior adviser to the Center for American Progress and as a regular consultant to the W. K. Kellogg Foundation on family economic security and civic engagement. Bradley is a senior strategist for Green For All.