Nilmari Donate-Melendez is the founder of HKC Parenting and School Consulting Services and the President of Happy Kids Chicago, Inc. For the past 10 years she has been consulting communities on Parent Involvement in Schools, Bonding, Discipline and other essential Parenting Skills. Nilmari has various certifications in the areas of: Nutrition and Fitness,
Asthma and Behavioral Health Counseling. She is also certified as a Train the Trainer for Mental Health First Aid and Active Parenting Now Curriculums. She has a BA in Community Health Education and a MA in Parenting Education and Support from DePaul University. Currently she is raising and nurturing three school aged children. Nilmari is bilingual in Spanish and English.