Melinda Gronen, M.A., LCSW, is currently the social work clinical coordinator for the protective services team (PST) at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.  Melinda received her Master of Arts degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago in 2000.

Melinda has worked in child welfare for the past fifteen years in a variety of settings, including foster care, residential treatment, and school based mental health.  At Lurie Children’s Hospital since 2003, Melinda works, trains, and supervises staff in the areas child maltreatment assessment and intervention, provides clinical supervision to a post graduate social work fellow in child protection, and provides psychiatry intake and assessment for children who have been victims of sexual abuse and trauma.  Melinda also provides training, consulting, and program development to community organizations.