Melissa’s passion is working with patients in a skilled nursing facility. She firmly believes that proper nutrition can accelerate healing, prevent disease, and improve the quality of life. Melissa studied Nutrition and Food Science in Washington, DC. Moved to Baltimore, MD where she completed her internship with Aramark at Sinai Hospital with a focus on emerging trends in dietetics. Since graduating, she has worked in skilled nursing and long-term care. Melissa joined Potomac Falls in January 2014. She has spent nearly her whole life in Northern Virginia and currently lives in Reston, Virginia with her husband, daughter, and their dog, Pugsley.