Education & Licenses
- Post Master’s Degree - University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
- Master’s Degree - Illinois State University, Normal, IL
- Bachelor’s Degree - Illinois State University, Normal, IL
- Licensed in Wisconsin and Illinois
Professional & Personal Background
Melinda is dually-board-certified as a family nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She has worked in various healthcare specialties as a registered nurse including inpatient psychiatry, neurology and family practice before returning to school to become a nurse practitioner. As a family nurse practitioner, Melinda has focused her career on the field of behavioral health and has provided mental health services in community mental health and private-practice settings. Melinda is especially interested in the integration of primary and behavioral healthcare services.