Melissa Murphy is a senior attorney in the Office of the Solicitor of the Department of Labor in Washington, DC, where she handles a range of federal appellate cases and policy matters. She routinely represents the department nationally at meetings, trainings, and conferences. Melissa is active within the disability community around issues concerning family engagement and inclusion practices. A graduate of Temple University Institute on Disabilities’ Partners in Policymaking Program, she has served on the workgroup for the Early Learning Program Partnership Standards in Pennsylvania, as a parent co-chair of the Montgomery County Interagency Coordinating Council, and on the planning committee for the Family Engagement Summit in Pennsylvania. Melissa co-founded the Philadelphia Walk for Williams and has been on the WSA Board of Trustees since 2015, serving as its vice-president and president. Melissa lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband Ben, a pediatrician, daughter Rose (8, WS), son Charlie (6), and daughter Hope (1).