is from Ohio and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing with distinction from the University of Rochester. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner training from Case Western Reserve University. She is certified by NAPNAP, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. She joined the practice in 1995. Melissa is married and has two grown children and two grandchildren. Melissa is particularly interested in dermatology and childhood behavioral issues.