Subject Matter Expert
Annual Warrior Survey
Melanie Mousseau, Ph.D. serves Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) as program of operations and partnerships vice president. In this position, Melanie leads enterprise-wide strategy, aligning all programs to amplify impact and create a seamless experience for warriors. She oversees initiatives that span all WWP programs and directly manages the Community Partnerships and Investments, Metrics, and Program Operations teams.
Melanie first joined WWP in 2013 as a regional director for the Combat Stress Recovery Program, which equips warriors and their families to manage and overcome key mental health issues linked to combat stress, including stigma and barriers to care. In 2016, Melanie transitioned to the role of Metrics director where she developed WWP’s research portfolio, led evaluation of the effectiveness and outcomes of WWP programs, and spearheaded research efforts to identify the most pressing needs of the warrior population – including the WWP Annual Warrior Survey.
Before joining WWP, Melanie worked with the United States Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program, where she conceptualized and implemented improvements to the training curriculum, program policies, and operations. Melanie also worked as a human performance researcher in the College of Health and Human Performance at University of Florida for nearly a decade.
Melanie earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Mary Washington. She went on to earn a master’s degree and a doctorate in health and human performance, both from the University of Florida.