Melanie Ballestas


Melanie has more than 15 years of experience providing services to a diverse group of nonprofit organizations, including human service agencies, membership and healthcare organizations, community and private foundations, and educational institutions.

Melanie’s knowledge includes the compliance and reporting requirements of both Uniform Guidance and the State Single Audit Act.   She has extensive technical experience in nonprofit financial statement audits, federal and state single audits as well as tax-exempt compliance.


  • Master of science in accounting from University of Connecticut, Mansfield, Connecticut
  • Bachelor of science in business administration from Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island

In the community

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountant

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