Melissa is from Texas, but moved to Maine as a child. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maine, then moved to San Diego and worked on an Oncology unit. After many years working as an Oncology and ICU nurse, she returned to graduate school at Colorado State University-Pueblo where she obtained her Acute Care and Family Nurse Practitioner degrees. After becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she worked at University of Colorado Hospital on the Bone Marrow Transplant unit. Once she decided to move back to Maine, she briefly worked at Southern Maine Health Care before joining NECS in June of 2018.
Melissa has experience working with a broad range of cancer diagnoses, but is currently focused on patients with lung, prostate, renal cell and bladder cancers.
Melissa enjoys being back in Maine, especially spending time at the lake with her husband and two children.