Jul 5, 2018
Social work has been at the base of Melissa Krall's calling since 1992. Through her experience, in both the private non-profit and hospital medical settings, she has worked with families with children with special needs providing in home respite care, managing a child abuse prevention education program, providing long-term case management to homeless families and supervising a mobile outreach program that takes legal, medical and social services to the streets to serve families and seniors. Currently, she is serving as CHA’s Director of Population Health Management.
How did she get where she is today? "It's good to have a goal if I don't have a goal, I run in circles, fast." Regarding her career, she says, "I've wandered broadly, sort of towards the public health aspect of seeing not just helping individuals one on one, but also helping communities and helping shape the bigger picture, including policy and things that have a greater impact."
Her best career advice? "Figuring out the one thing you don't want to do it's not necessarily a mistake. Explore and find what makes your heart happy, what makes you smile. If you smile thinking about your work, then you're probably going to enjoy it."
Learn more about Melissa and her accomplishments: https://www.chanevada.org/