Melissa McKinley

Melissa McKinley joined our Assured Trust team in January 2023 as a Development Officer. She is an accomplished professional with proven success and excellence in leading programs and services within diverse fields of Social Work. Born in Wichita, KS, Melissa was adopted by Manuel & Dorothy Perez of Parsons, KS where her family included over 91 foster children. She is a graduate of Pittsburg State University. Melissa’s past work experiences include over 21 years in the developmental disability field with a stint in the marketing of hospice services. A significant part of her career was spent as a Medical Social Worker in the Hospice field serving patients with life-limiting illness and their families.

Melissa is committed to unwavering service and integrity within all facets of administrative management, financial stewardship, and staff relations. She humbly and proactively addresses needs in order to build trust and rapport. Melissa demonstrated her leadership skills through her trailblazing efforts in the development of Kansas Supported Family Living Services – now known as Home and Community Based Services in the state of KS. Melissa is also an Extended Family Teacher to a young man with special needs.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys weight lifting, traveling, yoga, reading on the topics of health, wellness, and spirituality as well as spending time with her family, especially her four grandchildren. Her faith is paramount in her life and, along with the drive to help and advocate for those in need, has brought her to her work at Assured Trust.