From pain to passion; from prison to purpose; from heartache to healing; from grief to grace.  Melissa Rea has been spreading the message of hope in her community for nearly a decade. She has been heavily involved in the recovery community since she began her own journey in 2011.

She currently holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of North Florida and is working towards her master’s degree in addiction counseling. She has assisted in establishing the program of Celebrate Recovery in her area along with a transitional house for men and women and is involved with the development of an RCO in her local community.

Melissa is married to the love of her life, Jeremy Rea, and is a mother to four incredible young men.  She has a passion for recovery and is excited to work towards making recovery more accessible for all who desire it in Florida.  She believes in the mission of Floridians for Recovery and is honored be a part of this amazing team.