Melissa Bosworth, MS is a forward-thinking leader in healthcare, which she brings to her classrooms in Health Services Education. Her courses include:
  • The Evolving Healthcare System I and II
  • The Politics of Health
  • Strategic Planning and Development in Health Systems
  • Masters Project in Health Services Administration
  • Leading Effective Organizations I and II
  • Health Coaching
  • Undergraduate Administrative Internship
Ms. Bosworth is the founder of Vertical Strategies, a consultancy catering to health-focused nonprofits.  She is also the Executive Director of the Eastern Plains Healthcare Consortium, a network of critical access hospitals who are sharing resources and creating economies of scale to ensure rural health sustainability and independence.  Ms. Bosworth spent ten years administering long-term care services for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, along with creating policy at the state level.  She previously worked in the oral health safety net, where she worked within 20 state governments to bring dental access to those with no means to pay.

Ms. Bosworth graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s in neurologic music therapy, and she completed her clinical internship at the Center for Music Therapy in Austin, Texas.  Her graduate degree was earned at Regis University in Health Services Administration.  Ms. Bosworth is a fellow of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leaders program.