Melissa Derflinger has held several different positions working with individuals with intellectual disabilities since 2005, including QDDP and Director of Day Services. She began in the field after volunteering as a Special Olympics Basketball Coach. After this experience, she decided that she wanted to pursue additional ways that she could assist and advocate for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Melissa graduated from Indiana University at Kokomo and lives in Lafayette, IN. Melissa has been a Case Manager with Advocacy Links, LLC since 2018.
In her free time, Melissa loves spending time with her husband, two sons, and their menagerie of pets. She plays guitar and enjoys gardening, listening to audiobooks and taking on home improvement projects.