Melissa Lee

Assoc Field Specialist
Health & Well-Being Field Specialist
Phone: (603) 255-3556 ext. 809
Office: UNH Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

*The office address listed at the top is the administrative mailing address. 

Physical Address
  • Merrimack County Extension Office, 315 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303
Phone
  • Office: 603-255-3556

  • Direct Line: 603-255-3716

Melissa joined our team in 2019, bringing with her both passion and expertise in advancing community and individual health. Melissa graduated from Plymouth State University with a BS in Health Education and an M. Ed in Adult Education and Development. She worked for many years immersed in community health initiatives in the Lakes Region of NH, developing and leading community coalitions, facilitating evidence based workshops, and creating partnerships among community organizations. Melissa is passionate about creating healthy environments and systems change to bring about improved health and quality of life.

Melissa is a Certified Prevention Specialist in NH and is the Project Director for the NH Opioid Prevention Project (funded by SAMHSA) and is Co-Director of the Building Community Resilience Project (funded by USDA-RHSE). She provides technical assistance to NH coalitions on implementation of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SAMHSA) and the Well-Connected Communities Change Cycle. She also brings knowledge and experience to Extension gained from her work at the NH DOE, Bureau of Student Wellness on working with NH schools and communities to implement a systems approach that supports students behavioral health and wellness needs. She is an instructor in Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid as well as a variety of chronic disease prevention and self-management programs.