Gladstone, MO – Melody Fugazzotto is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Top Healthcare Professional in the field of Government and Education as a Student and retired Navy Lieutenant Commander.
Mrs. Fugazzotto has over twenty-eight years of experience in healthcare. Revered for her dedication and service, she has extensive experience in disaster preparedness, humanitarian assistance, and CBRNE preparation. She joined the U.S. Navy in March of 1992, serving as a medical laboratory technician and instructor for over seven years. She then rose to the ranks of senior executive administrative assistant in 2001, senior administrator officer in 2004, and senior business analyst in 2006. Since, she has held numerous prestigious titles such as executive officer/public affairs officer, senior administrator, and director at a military institute where she oversaw domestic and international programs.
On top of these achievements, Mrs. Fugazzotto is the recipient of multiple degrees. She first earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1999 and a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from Baylor University in 2002. In 2019, she again sought higher education, enrolling at the University of Texas at Austin – Red McCombs School of Business where she is a 2020 candidate for a Master of Science (MS) in technology commercialization.
A published author on LinkedIn, Mrs. Fugazzotto shared her breadth of knowledge in “Start Your Successful Transition from Military to Civilian in 11 Steps”. She details how she had a relatively smooth transition from a “gypsylike life” to a settled lifestyle. One of her recommendations is to keep track of job descriptions at the time of service rather than years later.
In addition to Mrs. Fugazzotto’s professional service and education, she has volunteered at multiple organizations including the Veterans of Foreign Wars where she personally assisted over fifty veterans dealing with issues related to post military benefits. Mrs. Fugazzotto dedicates this recognition to her husband David Fugazzotto, mom Yolanda Peale, daughter Bella, in loving memory of her stepdad Don Peale, and in loving memory of her dad Lucas Basbas.