Melanie Bronfin

Policy Advisor

Metairie, LA


Ms. Bronfin is the current Policy Advisor and founding Executive Director of the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children, and has been involved in early childhood policy in Louisiana for the past 15 years. From 2004-2012, Ms. Bronfin was with the Tulane Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health as a policy analyst, and was the Assistant Director of BrightStart, Louisiana’s Early Childhood Advisory Council. In those capacities, she was part of the team that developed both Louisiana’s Quality Rating and Improvement System and the School Readiness Tax Credits package. In that role, she also conducted successful advocacy campaigns to expand eligibility and access for Louisiana’s public pre-k program, LA4, and the state’s home-visiting program, Nurse-Family Partnership.  From 2012 to 2014, Ms. Bronfin served as the Director of the Policy Institute of the Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families, and has been at the forefront of the state advocacy work around the implementation of the Early Childhood Education Act, Act 3 of the 2012 Legislative Session. In June 2014, Ms. Bronfin left the Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families to launch and serve as the Executive Director of the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children as an independent non-profit organization.


She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University, and a Juris Doctorate from Tulane University School of Law. 


Ms. Bronfin is a lifelong resident of Louisiana. Her husband, Daniel Bronfin M.D., is a pediatrician at Ochsner Health System, and they have two adult sons.