Chief Development and Marketing Officer

Kirsten Melton has served as the chief development and marketing officer at Lincoln since 2014. Before joining Lincoln, Kirsten served as the CDO of Girls Incorporated of Alameda County for more than five years, doubling annual campaign revenues. Prior to Girls Inc., she was vice president at Netzel Grigsby Associates, serving clients ranging from youth, education and social service organizations to museums and theater companies, including Make-A-Wish of the Greater Bay Area, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art and the YMCA of the Bay Area. Before joining the nonprofit sector, Kirsten served as the training director for the Northern California Division of First Interstate Bank, which followed corporate positions in sales management and marketing. A graduate of the University of Utah, Kirsten earned a B.A. degree in journalism, with an emphasis in public relations and marketing. A lifelong community volunteer, Kirsten currently serves as a board member of the Downtown Oakland Association and is a member of the Oakland Rotary.