Melisa began her healthcare career as an EMT before becoming an LPN at Northeast Family Medicine in 2013. She joined Dr. Oriel in private practice at Oriel Medicine in 2017. Melisa’s kindness and warmth, her memory for each person she cares for as well as her outstanding clinical skills are a major reason OUT HEALTH exists today. Melisa demonstrates each and every day the therapeutic power of a strong ally. Nurse Melisa’s LGBTQ advocacy extended beyond her professional engagement when she chartered the Wisconsin chapter of the national non-profit Free Mom Hugs in 2019.