Melisa Lepard is the Director of the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Galen College of Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio. She joined the College in April of 2011 at the San Antonio campus and transferred in April of 2014 to the Cincinnati Campus. Prior to joining Galen, she was the Associate Dean of Nursing at Itawamba Community College (ICC) in Fulton Mississippi. She was affiliated with ICC for 28 years as a Nursing Faculty member, Assistant Director and Director of the ADN Program. During that time she was an active member of the Mississippi Deans and Directors Council and the Mississippi Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, serving as Secretary, Chair of the Nominations committee and President. She received her BSN and MSN from Mississippi University for Women (MUW).