Melissa Hinton, Founder & Chair of Loudoun Serenity House is a Loudoun, Virginia resident and a recovery advocate with past experience working in the addiction treatment field. Melissa has 33 years of personal recovery and is actively involved with women in the recovery community. In 2018, in partnership with Community Foundation of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, Melissa spearheaded an initiative to open the first women’s recovery house in Loudoun County. Loudoun Serenity House opened in the town of Leesburg, VA in October 2020 after the tragic loss of Melissa’s younger sister Rachel in 2019 from her addiction.
In her professional life, Melissa is Vice President of Axcend, Inc in Fairfax, Virginia. Her career background is in technology leadership as a trusted advisor to the Federal Government with a technical expertise as a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and a B.S. in Business Management. She has directed and led large project teams in the area of Enterprise Cloud Computing and Cyber Security.