Melissa Alstott is senior director of nursing for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute. She is responsible for analytical oversight, direction and evaluation of nursing operations for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), along with the Johns Hopkins All Children’s OB-GYN Specialty Practice and Perinatology Practice. She also provides directorship for the clinical nutritional, lactation and neonatal nutritional services. She handles administration of policies, procedures, budgets and standards, along with quality improvement processes. Alstott earned her bachelor of science in nursing at Indiana University and her master of science in nursing Education at Western Kentucky University.