Melissa Kesner joined the Children’s Mercy Physician Services team in July 2013. Melissa began her career in Florida working for Sprint in various supervisory and project management roles over eight years, including a move to corporate headquarters in Kansas City in 1998. In 2004, Melissa changed career paths to work in the health care industry as a pharmaceutical sales representative for both Merck and Eli Lilly.
In Melissa’s role, she has responsibility for relationship management within the Kansas City metro area and part of regional Kansas. She travels to pediatric, family practice, and OBGYN offices to meet with referring providers regarding services offered at Children’s Mercy. Melissa provides tours of Children’s Mercy hospital for potential faculty and community providers.
Melissa was born in North Palm Beach, Florida where she graduated from The King’s Academy preparatory school. Melissa attended the University of Florida and received a BS in Finance in 1996. Melissa earned her MBA from Baker University in 2004.
Melissa lives in Overland Park, KS with her husband Bart and daughters Madelyn and Ella. Melissa can usually be found on the soccer field cheering on her daughters, and in her spare time also enjoys yoga, reading, and cooking.