Melody Cantrell, MSN, FNP-BC

Grew up? Little River, Oregon and Portola Valley, California

Joined Mission Hospice: July 2014

What led me to Mission Hospice: I was working for another home care agency when my sister, who is a Family Nurse Practitioner as well, texted me to quickly email her my resume. She was chatting at a Social Hour with the host, Cindi Gill RN. Cindi asked if she knew any nurses who might want to work at in our Advanced Care program. I was accepted to graduate school the same week I started at Mission Hospice. The rest is history, a very busy history…

Mission Hospice in three words: Faith, Hope, Independence

Hobbies: Running, cooking, reading. I can reproduce almost anything I try in a restaurant. While this is great for me and my wallet, some of my friends will only go to dinner if I promise to relax and just enjoy the meal!

Melody and familyReading: “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand

Desert island album: Abba’s Greatest Hits

Favorite food: Almost every kind of cheese

Little known fact: I started college a month after delivering my fifth child, who is now 13

Favorite movie: North by Northwest

On my bucket list: A cross-Canada train trip