Just in time for back-to-school! Melanie Alphin joins Healthy Learners as the Midlands Program Manager.
COLUMBIA – Healthy Learners is pleased to announce its recent hire of Melanie Alphin, who joins the Healthy Learners team as a Program Manager for Healthy Learners Midlands. Within this role, Alphin will provide oversight and management of the Healthy Learners Midlands program, as well as serving as a liaison between the school nurses and health care providers.
“I’m so excited to be joining Healthy Learners. As a school nurse, Healthy Learners was my favorite organization to work with. I am ready to help as many children as possible, said Melanie Alphin, Midlands Program Manager.
Alphin is a native of Columbia, South Carolina and lives in Columbia with her husband and 2 daughters. She is a graduate of Richland One schools and received her BSN from the University of South Carolina. Alphin has been a practicing Registered Nurse since 2002 with 10 years of experience working inpatient child/adolescent psychiatry and the last 7 years as a school nurse. Alphin became a board-certified school nurse in 2016. She was the State Liaison in South Carolina for the National Board of Certified School Nurses through 2019 and is currently the Treasurer for the South Carolina Association of School Nurses. Alphin’s background will help her make a smooth transition into this new position. Additionally, for the first half of the 2018-2019 school year Alphin was recognized for being one of the top referrers to Healthy Learners.
“Melanie brings an enthusiasm for children’s health and displays a mission minded attitude in her transition into the Program Manager role. I look forward to working with Melanie to address the needs of the children in our communities served by Healthy Learners,” said Elaine Copeland, Healthy Learners Director of Programs and Greenwood Program Manager.
About Healthy Learners
Healthy Learners was founded in 1992 based on the belief that children learn better when they are healthy. A ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, Healthy Learners has five programs that serve150 schools across twelve South Carolina school districts. The counties served are Allendale, Dillon, Fairfield, Georgetown, Greenwood, Lexington and Richland. For more information, see healthylearners.com.
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