Chief for Workforce Policy, Accountability and Strategic Infinitives, National Park Service
Melissa Sims is the Chief for Workforce Policy, Accountability and Strategic Infinitives for the National Park Service. In this role, Melissa serves as the principal expert on human capital policy development and strategic human resources initiatives implementation to include workforce planning, succession planning, HR accountability and auditing and special emphasis recruiting.
Melissa began her career with the National Park Service as a Management and Program Analyst at the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C. in 2010. She served the Northeast Region of the National Park Service as a Partnership Specialist, the Regional Learning and Development Officer, and the Regional Chief of HR.
Melissa is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she was commissioned as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the United States Army. Melissa served as a hospital administrator for a field medical unit, a personnel officer at both the Battalion and Brigade level, the Chief of Human Resources for a large Army hospital and as a personnel officer for the Surgeon General of the Army.
Melissa has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Systems Engineering. Melissa also holds a Master of Science in Human Resources, as well as an MBA. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Communication.
Melissa serves as the Country Lead for Change Management Institute, USA and is a founding member of the Greater Philadelphia Area’s Association of Change Management Professionals. She is also a past Vice President for Philly SHRM, where she served as the Co-Chair for Thought Leadership.