Melissa Barber is the Western Regional Resource Coordinator for Maryland's Commitment to Veterans. She serves veterans and their families in Garrett, Allegany, Frederick, Montgomery, and Washington Counties.
Melissa performs territory research and networking to improve awareness of the needs of veterans in the region, while working with community organizations that provide healthcare services to identify veterans as a population at risk. She also does public speaking at large events, conferences and meetings to educate the community about the veteran initiative in the state.
Melissa has a diverse background in social services, and has held key service positions in healthcare, case management, and patient care coordination. Melissa’s past positions have given her experience working not just within institutions but with the communities surrounding them. As a Regional Resource Coordinator for Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans, she is able to utilize these experiences to relate to the veteran and family as well as coordinate resources with VA and other care facilities.
Melissa holds a BS in Social Work at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, WV and a MS in Healthcare Administration, as well as a MBA from the University of Maryland, University College in Adelphi, MD. She resides in Middletown, MD.