Melissa Mandrell

Melissa Mandrell
Project Director
Phone: (603) 862-4320
Office: Institute on Disability, 10 West Edge Drive Rm 317, Durham, NH 03824

Professional Background

Melissa joined the IOD in 2005. Currently she works on projects to support access to person-centered long-term care options for individuals with disabilities and/or who age into disabilities. Previously, Melissa worked on projects assessing consumer satisfaction with community mental health services, developing core competency standards for individuals who work with children with emotional and behavioral challenges, supporting family and informal caregivers, and integrating affordable housing with long term supports. Prior to joining IOD, Melissa worked for the State of New Hampshire at the Bureau of Behavioral Health and at New Hampshire Hospital. Previous employment included University of Iowa Mental Health Clinical Research Center and United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania.


  • M.L., Bryn Mawr College
  • M.S.W., Community Organizat'n&Advocacy, Bryn Mawr College
  • B.A., Women's Studies, Swarthmore College