Melissa has been employed as a certified Correctional Officer with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office for over 20 years. She has been assigned to the Bureau of Detention and currently is the Assistant Jail Commander overseeing Administrative Services. Her education includes a Masters degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors in Public Safety Management. She is a member of Punta Gorda Kiwanis, and works directly with various community groups to improve discharge planning for inmates, as well as continued programming for mental health and substance abuse issues. Melissa was born and raised in Charlotte County, she is married and has three adult children.