Title: President & CEO
Organization: Restoration 52 LLC
Location: Greenville, SC
Melanie Cannon Brown is the President & CEO of Restoration 52 LLC, an Upstate SC based minority and woman owned real estate development firm rooted in health. Restoration 52 brings together nontraditional partnerships to develop affordable and workforce housing solutions that are intentionally designed to close costly health equity gaps.
Melanie’s life mission is to break the perils of cyclical poverty and grow health, wealth, and prosperity for generations to come.
Prior to launching Restoration 52 LLC, Melanie was President Dohmen Company Foundation, a Midwest private foundation focused on creating equitable access to a more efficient, effective, and easy to use health experience. Prior to Dohmen, Melanie was corporate Vice President Clinical Analytics for Ascension Wisconsin (formerly Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare) a Midwest health care system with over 20,000 employees, 18 hospitals, 70 clinics, and 100 health and shelter organizations. Melanie held strategic and operational oversight for ensuring organizational readiness for large data consumption, analytics adoption and delivery of value-based care. Melanie also held multiple progressive leadership roles during her 12-year tenure with the health system.
A returning native of Greenville SC, Melanie is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on the inaugural SC ULI advisory board. Melanie also serves or has served on several community non-profit boards in Greenville and the Midwest. She received her undergraduate degree from Xavier University of Louisiana and her graduate degree from University of South Carolina. Melanie enjoys traveling with her husband, Jon, and spending quality time with their 3 active pet rabbits.