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Melissa Ceriale

Melissa Ceriale

Director

Melissa Ceriale serves as Chair of the Palm Beach Shore Protection Board. The board advises the Town Council on matters related to coastal protection. Ceriale is also a Founding Advisory Member of the new Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures, and she has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Montefiore Health System since 2013. Melissa brings more than 20 years of experience in hospitality and design to both endeavors.

Upon completing her degree at Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality Business, Ms. Ceriale had a sales career with Marriott Hotels & Resorts, followed by ten years as the principal of Prospect Design & Build, LLC, a construction management firm.

Melissa and her husband, John Ceriale, have raised four children, which led to her involvement with Teach for America and charter school/education reform efforts in Connecticut.

Melissa has a talent for recognizing and creating spaces that provide an immersive experience. Her personal commitment to health finds expression in cooking, art, vegetable gardening, and landscape and interior design.

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The Civic Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to protecting our remarkable community and enhancing the special quality of life found only on the island. Your support helps to ensure that Palm Beach continues to be the best place to call home.