Meet MelissaRoshan Potter (aka MelRo)

The Foster Coalition helps promote MelissaRoshan Potter (MelRo), a former foster youth turned professional model, author, speaker and advocate for children and trauma-informed care.


Through her keynote speeches and custom workshops, MelRo shares her remarkable story of survival, determination and triumph to inspire others. She instructs audiences on how to use forgiveness techniques to heal hidden obstacles to success and happiness. MelRo also works to educate child welfare stakeholders on how to reach traumatized youth, and she dedicates much of her time to educating foster and at-risk youth on what true beauty is and how one’s bad experiences do not define them.


MelRo is available for 

  • Keynote Speaking

  • Workshops

  • Spokesperson 

  • TV Host


To learn more about MelRo, visit her website at