Bio Overlay – Melissa Newman by admin | Aug 2, 2022 Melissa Newman Director of Client Relations About:Melissa was born on Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas but has called Phoenix her home for most of her life. She carries diverse professional, critical care, and leadership experience having worked as a Registered Nurse for over thirteen years in the Emergency Department, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Adult Intensive Care Unit, and as an Aesthetic Nurse Specialist. She chose to become a patient advocate because she saw many instances where breakdown in communication between healthcare providers and their patients lead to poor outcomes and wanted to help give patients a voice in their own medical treatment. Through her role as a nurse as well as her own experience as a patient with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Melissa has a valuable perspective which helps her navigate the overwhelming world of healthcare alongside her clients. Certifications/Credentials:RN, BSN, CCRN Special Interests:When she’s not working, Melissa stays balanced through fitness, reading, and spending time with her husband, three beautiful daughters (including an energetic set of twins), and her dog, Rollo. She considers herself a lifelong learner and believes in finding the beauty in everything and living a life focused on wellness and positivity.