Melissa Short

Melissa Short leads Transitions LifeCare’s talent strategy efforts. Transitions LifeCare is a not-for-profit provider of hospice, home health and palliative care services in seven NC counties. The organization employees about 480 compassionate and dedicated people and served over 7500 patients in 2018.

A native of Roanoke, VA, Melissa first came to North Carolina to attend North Carolina State University where she graduated cum laude in political science. She later continued her education at East Carolina University where she obtained her Master’s degree in business administration.

Melissa has spent the bulk of her career in the for-profit healthcare sector but also has direct experience with non-profit and pharmaceutical organizations. She holds two senior level certifications from both the HR Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management.

As an experienced professional, her passion is helping organizations become an excellent place to work. When she’s not working for Transitions, Melissa is spending time with her husband, Brian, a Raleigh native, and their young daughter.