Christine Melicharek is a member of the Vermont Bar and a 1989 graduate of Vermont Law School. She has served in faculty roles since 1998, first at Woodbury College, now at Champlain College, and occasionally at the Morrisville campus of the Community College of Vermont. From 1989 until 1997, she worked extensively in environmental law, and now practices privately in family law. Christine developed an interest in health care law after a diagnosis of cancer at 42.
For the last decade, Christine has worked for a non-profit corporation advocating for senior citizens on many issues, including health care. She has extensive hands-on experience advocating for disabled and senior citizens in the health care system, including education of client options, Medicare and Medicaid issues, insurance plan comparison and enrollment, billing disputes, committee participation, advocacy for services, and heightening awareness of consumer rights issues.