Melanie Prince, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CCM
Melanie A. Prince, is the incoming President of Case Management Society of America (CMSA). She recently retired as Active Duty Military Colonel assigned to Headquarters Air Force where she was responsible for developing strategies to eliminate interpersonal violence in the military. Melanie is now the Chief Executive Officer, Care Associates Consulting.
Melanie is a certified case manager and medical-surgical nurse with over 25 years of progressive leadership responsibilities and diverse clinical experiences in emergency medicine, inpatient care, disaster management, ambulatory health, population health and medical management.
Her excitement and confidence in the principles of case management inaugurated the Air Force’s first independent Nurse Managed Clinic staffed exclusively by case managers, where patient outcomes were game-changers for medical management and population health. Recognized for fusing business acumen with clinical expertise to launch award-winning programs, Melanie is considered a subject matter expert in case, disease, and utilization management.
Melanie is a graduate of Air University in Montgomery, Alabama, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Military Strategic Studies. She also has a Master’s Degree in Nursing with a concentration in Case Management from University of Arizona, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from University of Louisiana, Lafayette.
Active in professional organizations, Melanie has been elected to local and national leadership positions, as well as appointed to national advisory roles for the CMSA, including Chapter President and Treasurer, National Board Director, Secretary, Public Policy Committee and Case Management Industry Leadership Coalition member, Military Liaison and Advisor to the CMSA National Board. As one of the founders of the DOD/Veterans Affairs Military Day, Melanie launched a forum that brought clinical case managers from diverse backgrounds who served wounded warriors and other clients, into a full day of workshops, collaborations, and professional development.
Melanie has been a requested speaker, including annual CMSA conferences, and penned case management content, editorials, policy, and training in various publications both military and non-military. A distinguished leader and mentor in her profession, she has won numerous awards including the distinguished CMSA Chapter, 2003 and National Case Manager of the Year, 2004.