Melonie McCoy

Media and Communications Director

Brief info

Melonie McCoy studied TV and Radio Production as a young woman and in later years went on to write about single parenthood. A highlight in her writing career was being mentioned next to Maya Angelou in the book Two Of Us Make a World. Her career went on to include PR, marketing and media management for companies such as CBS Radio and Intracorp Development. But above all, Melonie's role as a mother is dearest to her heart. She writes about attached parenting, LGBTQ families, asthma awareness, and Scotland whenever possible and has recently launched Highland Lass Copywriting. Melonie sees Compassion Prison Project's programs as a beautiful path to healing the inner child in all of us.

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Fritzi Horstman

Founder and Executive Director


Fritzi Horstman is the Founder and Executive Director of Compassion Prison Project. She is a Grammy-award winning producer for her work on “The Defiant Ones”, has been a producer and post-producer on dozens of television projects and documentaries and has directed several films. She believes it is urgent to bring humanity and compassion to those living behind bars and these acts will help transform our society. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Vassar College.

Melonie McCoy