Meet the Program Director
Dr. Kelly Melvin, MD
Dr. Melvin joined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine as a full-time faculty member in 2012. He is a West Virginia native who completed medical school at MUSOM followed by a general psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Dr. Melvin has been highly involved with the education of medical students and residents and is the educational liaison for the department. He served as the clerkship director for third year medical students from 2013 to 2018, chaired the clerkship director’s subcommittee since 2013, created and served as course director for the fourth year student sub-internship, created the Academic Psychiatry track for the general residency program, and is now program director for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship. He was voted Best Attending by the MUSOM Class of 2017 and Best Mentor by the MUSOM Class of 2018. Dr. Melvin is grateful to practice psychiatry in such a supportive academic environment and is committed to producing new psychiatrists to meet the mental health needs of our beautiful and underserved region and state.
Meet the Program Administrator
Missy Clagg Morrison, C-TAGME
A native of Huntington and graduate of Marshall University, Missy is known throughout the area for her passion in serving the homeless and those in addictions recovery. She serves on the Board of Harmony House, a day program for the city’s homeless. She has assisted with planning social skills activities and helped create a clothing closet for the Women’s Empowerment and Addiction Recovery (WEAR) Program, a specialized track within the current drug court that addresses the needs of drug-addicted prostitutes. She is a volunteer event planner at Recovery Point, a 100-bed addictions recovery center, and First Steps First Steps Wellness & Recovery Center, a drop-in center serving the homeless and those in addictions recovery. She coordinates community-wide programs and events partnering with the City Mission, Cridlin Pantry, Lily’s Place, and the Facing Hunger Food Bank. Missy also volunteers with the Cabell Huntington Breast Center coordinating an annual “Mamm & Glam” event each August where homeless women obtain a free mammogram and spa services. Collaborating with the Marshall Alumni Association, she was involved in planning a “Herd for the Homeless” event in November, 2016 offering a community-wide day of service, hosting several drives/collections (resulting in 1,000 coats!), and providing nearly 200 needy in the community with a hot meal, coats and winter gear. Missy recently created a “spotlight” on social media to raise awareness of the local homeless’ circumstances and together with her father installed a Blessing Box to serve those in need. She previously served for five years in a volunteer capacity as the coordinator for Marshall Medical Outreach (“MMO”), a medical outreach program offering free medical, ophthalmology, and dermatology services to Huntington’s homeless and indigent population. Missy and her husband, Brian, recently started “Biscuit Bikers” – a small group that delivers biscuits via bicycle on Sunday mornings to the areas in the city within the homeless paths.
Selected for her volunteer service, Missy was recently named the Cabell Huntington Hospital Women’s Philanthropy Society’s 2015 Focus Award Winner, the 2015 Herald Dispatch Citizen Award – Zack Binkley Award for Community Service, and the Marshall Alumni 2015 Community Achievement Award winner. In 2014, she was selected as "Volunteer of the Year" by the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless and Recovery Point/The Healing Place of Huntington. Our Residency Program is fortunate to have Missy as our Program Administrator, and she serves as the psychiatry medical student Clerkship Coordinator as well. Residents and Fellows will soon learn they also will be "well cared for" when they join the Marshall Program.
Missy has 20 years of experience in mental health, having worked at River Park Hospital prior to coming to Marshall Psychiatry. She decided to leave River Park Hospital due to her interest and passion for education, a desire to be involved in the medical student education in psychiatry, and also to be part of the new Residency and Fellowship programs. Missy looks forward to getting to know our new Residents and Fellows on a personal level and working with them to have the best residency experience possible. Besides volunteering, she has interests in hiking, biking, photography, music, and cooking. Missy’s calendar is filled with fun opportunities, and she looks forward to including the residents and fellows as well as their families in these events and adventures.