Dr. Melissa Barber is the author of “Thirty Days of Thanks: A Journey Towards Healing and Deliverance and the CEO of the consultant company Thirty Days of Thanks. She completed her medical training at the Latin American School of Medicine (LASM)/ La Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina (ELAM) in Havana, Cuba; and, is currently a Principal Investigator on the COVID-19 Community Pesquisa Project, which is seeking to investigate the impacts of COVID-19 on South Bronx communities. She is a co-founder of South Bronx Unite, a coalition of South Bronx residents and organizations fighting for the social, environmental, health, and economic wellbeing of the Mott Haven-Port Morris Section of the South Bronx. Dr. Barber serves as a founding Executive Board Member on the Mott Haven-Port Morris Community Land Stewarts Inc., the first ever founded community land trust in The Bronx, seeking to acquire vacant city property to transform into a community wellness center focused on health, education, and the arts. Dr. Barber is the single mother of an amazingly gifted autistic daughter and currently resides where she was born, in the best place on this planet, The South Bronx.