Melissa is the Chief Nursing Officer at Retreat Behavioral Health. In this capacity, she oversees she oversees medical staff including nurses in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Connecticut. She was instrumental in building Retreat’s medication-assisted treatment program since she joined the company in 2014. Melissa was educated at the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Master’s degree and became a nurse practitioner, and has accrued significant leadership experience in her 20 years of practice both independently and with large healthcare providers. She has gone on to become a member of the American Nurses Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, and American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry; and has been honored as a recipient of the Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Professional of the Year Award by Caron Treatment Center.