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Melissa Cantu was born and raised in Chicago but spent her late teen and early adult years in Wilmington, NC. She made her way to Texas in 2007 and has been there ever since.
Melissa started as a CNA in 2002 and has been in the healthcare industry serving as direct care, team lead and management throughout the years.
Her first position was on a Neurology floor in North Carolina and there began her fascination with the brain. During her time working in the acute setting, she saw the patients at their worst and often wondered what happens next? Where do they go after such a life changing brain injury? Years later, her path in life led her to the answer.
She started at Moody Neuro in late 2008 and immediately was in awe of the work that was being done. Here is where her passion for post-acute and long term care of brain injured patients was reignited.
She was awarded the Exceptional Performance Award with the company in 2018 and received her Assisted Living Managers License with the company in the beginning of 2021
Her spare time is spent with her husband, their 6 children, 1 granddaughter, 5 dogs and a turtle! She is a nature girl at heart and absolutely loves spending time outdoors.