Melissa House, MBA has over 20 years’ experience in clinical healthcare and management, including
extensive experience in population health management and chronic disease prevention. She has worked
in both urban and rural healthcare systems, spanning both the private and non-profit sectors. Her
primary focus has been on the development, implementation and management of evidence-based
programs. Melissa also spent nearly 10 years providing clinical care as a Nationally Registered EMT-I for
a pre-hospital-based ambulance service.
She is currently the Program Manager for the Montana Department of Public Health and Humans
Services’ Diabetes Program overseeing the development and administration of statewide public health
programs in response to state needs, federal grant and cooperative agreements related to diabetes self-
management, quality improvement and diabetes prevention. She is responsible for evaluating
statewide program performance, recommending policy and/or program changes and improvements.
Melissa has a unique passion of understanding for diabetes, as she had type 1 diabetes for 19 years and
underwent a kidney/pancreas transplant in 2008. She brings this passion and dedication to her work
with diabetes across Montana.
Melissa completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Montana Tech in Butte, MT and a Master of
Business Administration in Healthcare Management from West Texas A&M University.