CEO and Co-Founder
In 1986, Dorothy and Dr. Dixie Melillo founded The Rose, a Houston-based nonprofit that has provided quality breast healthcare services to over 500,000 insured and uninsured women. With two Comprehensive Diagnostic Centers and a Mobile Mammography Fleet covering Southeast and Central Texas, The Rose has become a leader in healthcare delivery and its programs are replicated nationally and internationally. Dorothy’s non-profit experience involves healthcare, education, and women’s issues. She has served on the founding boards for the Breast Health Collaborative of Texas, the North Pasadena Community Outreach, the Breast Care Center in Washington DC., Gateway to Care, and the Texas Medical Centers Women’s Health Network in Houston. Dorothy is a wife, a mother, and a yoga instructor who holds a BA in communications with extended studies of women’s roles in world religions, mythology and history.