Is the Program Coordinator for the Drug Free Communities grant at Mercer Council which focuses on assisting communities with drug and alcohol misuse and focuses on families, students, and other individuals across the lifespan. She holds aa bachelor's degree in History/Political Science from Salem Women's College and a master's degree in Public Policy and Administration from Rutgers University.
She was recruited to the Federal Government through the prestigious Presidential Management Fellows program where she had an opportunity to work for the White House Office of National Drug Control policy. While there, she helped craft legislation to combat methamphetamine, Ecstasy and OxyContin misuse, and train members of the Foreign Legion on signs of drug abuse. She is completing her certification as a certified prevention specialist and is active with several Mercer County and New Jersey drug abuse prevention, treatment and recovery coalitions and alliances. Malissa has been married for 20 years, has 2 adorable children and 2 cats (also adorable, and lives in Mercer County. She loves all things nerdy, crafty and dance-able.