Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Melissa Stewart, LCSW, is a senior non-profit professional and a former Director of Programs for the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Her diverse expertise in program development and management, including relationship building, strategic planning, and visionary leadership helped her design and implement comprehensive public health programs for the foundation while in the midst of extraordinary organizational change. Melissa was a pioneer with LIVESTRONG, creating new and previously un-tapped strategies such as non-traditional partnerships that allowed scalable growth while providing more cancer survivors with much needed support services.

Prior to serving with the LIVESTRONG Foundation, Melissa spent five years in direct social service delivery in health care sectors. This included working as a clinical social worker for one of the top-rated pediatric medical settings in the United States. While providing familial support to those awaiting a heart or kidney transplant, she also initiated the first of its kind ‘Family Centered Care’ within her medical unit. In addition to her work in the pediatric hospital, she spent time as a clinical social worker in Hospice care and provided much needed support during end-of-life settings.

In 2015, Melissa launched Melissa Stewart Consulting; a high-impact non-profit consulting firm focused on helping organizations solve complex program development and management challenges.

Melissa brings tremendous energy and enthusiasm to her work. Always maintaining the highest level of professionalism, she is steadfast and forthright and has an innate ability to put people at ease and be adaptable to her settings. She is very disciplined and systematic in her approach to her work and takes great pride in being able to delicately integrate the art and science of program development and management.

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Social Work Building (SSW)


Mailing Address

The University of Texas at Austin
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd 3.104A
STOP D3500
Austin, TX 78712-0358