Director, Office of Licensure and Certification
570 East Woodrow Wilson
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Melissa has more than 25 years of service with the Mississippi State Department of Health, beginning in 1991 as a Health Physicist with Radiological Health. In 1998, she moved to the Bureau of Public Water Supply to eventually become its Deputy Director. In 2011, she became the Deputy Director of the Office of Environmental Health, and in 2017, Director of the Office of Licensure. Melissa has a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Mississippi and is a Certified Public Manager.