Melissa Heffner, MM, MT-BC, has been a board certified music therapist since August 2013. Before moving to Texas in the summer of 2016, she worked in Ohio and West Virginia with children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, including autism, and older adults receiving rehabilitation and memory care services in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. She also supervised music therapy practicum students at Ohio University. She completed her master’s degree from Ohio University in December 2016 and, in addition to working at DAMPA, currently supervises music therapy practicum students at Southern Methodist University. She is originally from Washington State, and her hobbies include watching movies, following her favorite Washington sports teams, and hanging out with her husband and greyhound dog.