Meet the Staff
Anna Rossberg, Office Manager
Anna graduated from UVA in the early 80’s and was a Madison House volunteer in the Migrant Aid Program. She lives in Crozet and has four children. Her previous work experience includes being a pastry chef, Construction Office Management and Catering Management for a local restaurant. Some of Anna’s favorite volunteer experiences over the years have included being a Girl Scout Leader and participating in week-long home refurbishing projects through Impact Richmond. Anna is happy to be back at the University and proud to be a team member in furthering the mission of Madison House.
Maggie Patton, Director of Annual Fund and Alumni Relations
Maggie joined Madison House as Director of Annual Fund and Alumni Relations in February 2014. A native of Pennsylvania, she graduated from the University of Virginia in 2007 with a degree in Anthropology. She then moved to Chicago and completed a Masters degree at the University of Chicago's Divinity School in 2010. Following her academic pursuits, Maggie returned to the Charlottesville area to work in development and nonprofit management. Prior to joining Madison House, she worked as Education Manager at the Virginia Discovery Museum and Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving at The Montpelier Foundation. Maggie supports local nonprofits and volunteers her time through the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation's Future Fund. Maggie is excited to help secure the financial support that makes Madison House's work possible and to work with its talented and dedicated alumni.
Jennifer Walker, Director of ProgramsJennifer Walker has been working at Madison House since 2010 and became the Director of Programs in the Spring of 2011. Originally from Dallas, TX, Jennifer went to Princeton University and graduated in 2008 with a degree in Psychology. From 2008-2010, Jennifer was employed as an Americorps VISTA to work at UVa's Community Relations Office with their Day in the Life Mentoring and Tutoring Program. In her free time, Jennifer mentors a group of high school girls through her church and loves spending time with her husband Clark Walker (COMM '05) and her son Caleb.
Melissa Young, Executive Director
Melissa joined Madison House as Executive Director in August 2013. She grew up in St. Louis, Omaha, and Dallas, and attended Bryn Mawr College, graduating with Honors in History. She first came to Charlottesville to study at the University of Virginia School of Law where she served as Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law.
Following graduation, Melissa was a corporate litigation associate with the international law firm of Chadbourne and Parke in New York City. She then went in-house with a consumer products company in northern New Jersey, ultimately becoming Vice President and General Counsel of Reckitt and Colman Inc., the makers of Lysol, Woolite and many other well-known products.
Melissa left the corporate world and returned to Charlottesville in 2002 to become Chief Operating Officer of the University of Virginia Law School Foundation. She later served as Vice President of External Affairs at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello).
During her time in Charlottesville she has served as a volunteer with the Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle and at Martha Jefferson Hospital. She enjoys working with the terrific students leaders of Madison House, both those who serve as student board members and the head program directors.
Yousaf Sajid, Director of Program Development & Engagement
Yousaf Sajid joined the Madison House staff in summer of 2011. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Cognitive Science. While at the University, Yousaf spent his time as a Madison House volunteer, Program Director and Head Program Director for the English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program. In addition to his involvement with Madison House, Yousaf was a Resident Advisor for first year dorms, a tour guide with the University Guide Service, and a member of his class Trustees. Upon graduation, Yousaf worked in healthcare consulting and marketing and was a leader in the UVa Club of Washington.
Yousaf is very excited to serve at Madison House as a staff member and contribute to both the University and Charlottesville community. Along with the Director of Programs, Yousaf advises the Head Program Directors at Madison House in areas of volunteer management and leadership. In addition to advising students, Yousaf serves as a grant writer and coordinates grant funding addtionally he advises the Madison House Alumni Council (MHAC). Yousaf lives downtown where he enjoys the local arts and music scene.