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Melissa Shanmugam, BSN, RN, CEAL, WCC, CADDCT

Associate Director



Melissa Shanmugam is the Associate Director at OALA. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and minor in Nursing Management from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Melissa has a National Wound Care Certification from the nationally accredited Wound Care Institute as well as a certification in Executive Assisted Living. She also holds the Train-the-Trainer Certification as an instructor for the DD Certified Medication Aide training.

Melissa has been working in the healthcare industry since 2004 in the Greater Columbus area. Her background includes Surgical, Trauma, and Skilled Nursing. She also has a strong background in Behavioral health with adolescents, serving as the Clinical Director of a 90-bed in-patient acute behavior hospital. Melissa has worked in the Assisted Living industry since 2014 in the role of a Nursing Director or Operations Director. Previously Melissa worked with agencies supporting the DD population as the Corporate Director of Operations.

When Melissa is not working, she enjoys boating, flying and spending time with her husband, three children and multiple pets, whether in the Columbus or surrounding area or in Tennessee, where she is originally from.

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