Melissa Fannin is a seasoned healthcare executive and clinician with more than 25 years of experience in various roles that have spanned across multiple industries.
She started her career at the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center with more than 12 years as a critical care and trauma nurse and progressed into a leadership position. Fannin assisted with the implementation of the first hospital-based critical care transport program at the University of MD and became the operations manager of the overall program. She later advanced into the government-industry where she spent 12 years working at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While there, she led and managed major programs, developed contract documents, led panels in the review of proposals, and assisted in the implementation of new legislation, i.e. the Medicare Modernization Act and the Deficit Reduction Act.
She later transitioned into the private sector where she has applied her knowledge by becoming an executive and leading business development, contract management, operations of contracts/strategic planning for companies such as Clifton Gunderson where she managed the National Medicare Part D fraud and abuse contract, Optum as a business development executive, and KPMG as a CMS account executive where she assisted in securing new contracts in the Center for Program Integrity at CMS.
She has been successful in growing federal business within the organizations and providing strategic insight into opportunities that the organizations should pursue. Fannin was also the senior vice president of Clinical Operations for Maxim Healthcare in Maryland. While there, she provided leadership and oversight for the clinicians and participated in the strategic planning of the organization from a clinical, policy, and healthcare perspective. Most recently, she was the senior vice president for the Federal Programs at CNSI and provided leadership into the Federal strategy and overall business development.
Fannin holds a Bachelors in Nursing from the University of MD, a Master’s of Science in Health Policy and Health Law from the University of MD, an MBA from the University of Baltimore, a Master’s certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University, and a Masters in Health Informatics and Leadership from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. She is also the recipient of the Top 100 Fed Health IT award in 2019 and 2020.