Melinda Cook, MBA, Ed.D., Vice President of Strategy and Planning/Chief of Staff
Melinda Cook is the Chief of Staff at Fisher College, serving as a senior adviser on college-wide policy and programmatic matters. Joining the College in 2008, Dr. Cook manages projects and contributes to a variety of initiatives. As a member of the Administrative Council, Dr. Cook is involved in all aspects of the operations and planning for the College. Prior to joining the team at Fisher College, Ms. Cook was a Program Manager and the IT Director for the Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC). Prior to joining CTC, Dr. Cook spent four years working with Medimetrix Consulting as an Associate with their Strategy & Networks practice where she developed strategic planning and implementation initiatives for health systems/hospitals through portfolio analysis, market analysis, financial modeling, merger analysis and scenario development, budget forecasting and reconciliation, and extensive database development.
Dr. Cook holds an ED.D. from Northeastern University, an M.B.A. from Northeastern University, a B.A. in Economics from the Colorado College, and a B.A. in English from the Colorado College.
Ellen Lyons, LL.b., Human Resources Manager/office manager and Executive Assistant to the President
Ellen Lyons, LL.B., is the Human Resources Manager/Office Manager and Executive assistant to the President at Fisher College. Ms. Lyons is responsible for managing the operations of the Office of the President and serving as the primary administrative contact and liaison for internal and external constituents.
Prior to joining Fisher, Ms. Lyons was a paralegal/legal secretary with McCarter & English, LLP, in Boston, MA. Prior to McCarter & English, Ms. Lyons was the manager/consultant for Team Air Express (now Team Worldwide) in East Boston, MA. Before moving to the east coast, she was with EDC (Eviction Defense Clinic) and Tenderloin Housing Clinic in San Francisco, CA.
Ms. Lyons holds an LL.B. degree from the New College of California School of Law, and attended Boston College for her undergraduate degree.