Professional Development Manager
Melissa is the Professional Development Manager at Saint Francis, overseeing all non-veterinarian staff advancement, education and training. She also serves on the Community Service Committee as our Education Coordinator. In practice, she is a nurse spanning multiple areas of our team.
Melissa helps to plan and oversee a wide variety of community service opportunities around the region for our hospital. Within this role, Melissa is our Lead Coordinator for our hospital’s partnership with Kingsway Regional High School which is a unique opportunity for students to learn from our staff and work in our hospital in preparation for higher education or post-school work in human or veterinary medical fields.
As a young girl, Melissa enjoyed coming to work with her dad and playing with all the animals. Her love for animals grew into a lifelong career in veterinary medicine for nearly two decades.
Melissa enjoys spending time with her Husband Joey and their 2 daughters, Rachel and Gabriella. They have 3 pets, their cats Otis and Tink (who seem to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner a little too much) and their beloved, sweet and loving dog Jimmy.