Melinda Hite is a native of Maryland, raised in Frederick County. Melinda has been working in the healthcare field for 15 years, and has a strong interest in public health. Melinda recently joined the University Of Maryland School Of Dentistry in July of 2019 as the Dental Health Administrator for the Universities at Shady Grove, under the Department of Public Health. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, Melinda spent 6.5 years within Frederick Regional Health System over seeing areas in the Cancer Service Line, Medical Specialties, and Dental Clinic. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration, and is currently pursuing her MBA with a concentration in Non-Profit and Association Management. Melinda is a graduate of Leadership Frederick County, and has served on the Frederick County Healthcare Coalition for 3 years. When not working, Melinda enjoys spending time with her 3 children, reading a good book, cooking, volunteering, and the outdoors.