Melanie is an entrepreneurial minded nurse. She holds a BS of Marketing from Rowan University, an MBA from Arizona State University, and a Nursing degree from Pima Medical Institute. With 18 years of business management experience and 8 years experience working with patients in detox and treatment, it has become her passion. Melanie also has 6 years experience with managing a chain of infectious diseases and travel medicine clinics in Canada, the US and Mexico. She is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Ghana 94-96) where she created the Bolgatanga Basket Weavers Co-operative, a 500 member women’s group. Melanie lives in the Valley with her husband Eric and her two dogs Lucky and Monkey.