May 24, 2019
Melissa O'Neil, CEO
Central Iowa Shelter and Services

Melissa O’Neil has been the Chief Executive Officer of Central Iowa Shelter & Services since February, 2016. Prior to her position with CISS, Melissa worked at IJAG as Vice President. She has consistently served in leadership roles including Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for three years and Graduate Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach for two years. She leads with passion and purpose. Melissa has volunteered her time and talent with Christ the King Girls Basketball team, Indianola Tribe Soccer and United Way of Central Iowa.  She received her Bachelors in Communication from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2001 and her Masters in Advertising from Syracuse University in 2003. Melissa resides in Indianola with her husband - Jeremy, daughter – Katie, son – Patrick and a big, loveable Weimaraner named Mia.