Melissa leads the efforts of the Project Management Office at PYA. In this role, she works closely with PYA project managers within Healthcare Consulting on project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, and close-out. Melissa is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with more than ten years of experience in project management and worked with project managers and clients, both large and small, across numerous industries. She has developed training programs for new staff as well as continuing education for existing staff. Her technical knowledge, strong work ethic, and interpersonal communication skills have given her a competitive advantage when working with interdisciplinary and geographically -dispersed teams and stakeholders.
Melissa is an active member of the East Tennessee Chapter of the Project Management Institute where she routinely instructs other practitioners and students preparing for the PMP exam. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee.