FPA Member since 2010
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Melissa is a Florida native, growing up in the Pinellas County area. She attended University of Florida College of Pharmacy, St. Petersburg Campus, graduating in 2010 with her Doctor of Pharmacy. Melissa moved to the Palatka area after graduating to complete her residency at Azalea Health (formerly Family Medical and Dental Centers). Melissa went on to receive her Board Certification in Ambulatory Care in 2012. Melissa has continued to work for Azalea Health since her residency, serving as a Clinical Pharmacist/Pharmacy Manager in the Hawthorn, Palatka and St. Augustine centers. In her current position, Melissa is assisting the pharmacy residents continue or start up new pharmacy managed services, including Anticoagulation Clinic, Diabetes Clinic and Medication Therapy Management with Outcomes. Melissa is now a resident of St. Augustine with her husband of 2 years.
While in pharmacy school Melissa was an active member of American Pharmacist Association, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and Kappa Epsilon. Melissa held numerous positions within these college level organizations to promote pharmacy as a profession. Melissa is currently a preceptor for pharmacy residents at Azalea Health, APPE students for multiple colleges of pharmacy and a Career Coach for students from the University of Florida. Melissa is continuously reaching out to more students in hopes to share her passion for pharmacy with the next generation of pharmacists.
I would like to take a more active role in the profession by being on the Region 2 Board of Directors. I would like to use this position to continue to promote pharmacy as a profession and bring about provider status for pharmacists. I am passionate about helping the underserved individuals in this part of the state and hope that this position will allow me to better serve my patients.