Melissa has served on the RIH board since October of 2021 and currently serves as the board’s Treasurer. She joined the board shortly after losing her younger brother to an accidental overdose in 2021 and is driven to ensure that other families don’t have to live through losing someone they love to this terrible disease. She is passionate about RIH’s “multiple pathways to recovery” approach and the unique benefit RIH has offering Peer Recovery support to their clients. Melissa has worked in banking for over 20 years and is currently the Vice President of Mortgage at Think Bank, a Minnesota based Mutual Savings Bank based in Rochester, MN. Melissa lives in Rochester with her husband Troy, her sons, Jakob & Henrik, and her black lab Odin and finds purpose in using her experience and skills to give back to the community she is raising her family in.