Melody McCray-Miller, Vice-Chair
Melody McCray-Miller has served the community in multiple capacities, always leading with the guiding principles of, a strong commitment to community service and a belief in people having a voice in their own destiny. Melody served as a State Representative for the 89th House District from 2005 to 2013. Prior to running for State Representative, McCray-Miller served as the first female African American, to represent the 4th District on the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners, following in the illustrious footsteps of her father, Billy McCray. Melody successfully championed reforms in prevention, early childhood education, and the juvenile justice system in her role as a local public official and state legislator.
Melody is proud of her rich and diverse background that includes being the President and CEO of Miller's Inc. for 24 years. Miller's Inc. is a product retailer and business consulting corporation. Currently the Miller Bake Bean products, are retailed and wholesaled nationally with Kroger Signature and Market Place stores as well as Sysco and US Foodservice distributors as valued customers. Melody is currently working on securing retail markets in Canada, United Kingdom and Australia.
Melody is a Kansas Health Foundation Fellow and alumna of the Kansas Leadership Center. Melody continues her passion for people by serving as a catalyst for urban communities working to change lives and strengthen communities. She currently facilitates a training on Reducing Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality, with the Wichita State University Nursing Program and as the Co-investigator for the Women's Initiative Network, a PCORI grant funded Wichita State Collaborative.