Melanie A. Nix is the quintessential soul of a survivor whose rousing messages offer a blueprint for regeneration after cancer; an eloquent storyteller who blends wit with sensitivity. She is thoughtful and compassionate, underscored in her manifesto Soul of a Survivor and her pioneering breast cancer greeting cards. A Resilience Coach and Health and Wellness Advocate, she has been profiled by several media outlets including NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and CURE Magazine. She has earned invitations from The White House and The Vice President’s Residence where she has shared her experiences on survival, health care and breast cancer.
Melanie is a ReconstructionistTM who has devised principles for healing and rebuilding. Through her resilience she has conceived a masterplan for surviving and preserving moxie. She is a recognized spokesperson for breast cancer, (prophylactic) mastectomy, BRCA1 genetic mutation, prophylactic oophorectomy, balancing motherhood while enduring breast cancer treatment; health care diversity and inclusion; loss, grief and survival; braving change and winning.
Melanie, an avid runner, loves music, movies, the serenity of being ocean side and long, restorative naps! Melanie has endured a life changing cancer “instant” in every decade of her life beginning at age eight with her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis, her mother’s recurrences and eventual death combined with Melanie’s own triple negative breast cancer diagnosis at 38. A fifth generation breast cancer patient, she is the co-founder of Breast Cancer Comfort Site and serves on numerous health advisory councils and boards. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the Robert H. Smith School of Business – University of Maryland, College Park and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia. Melanie resides in the Washington, DC area with her husband, son, and daughter.