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Melanie Freas

(2017-2018 Winner)

Melanie Freas, winner of the Phillip D. Raso Scholarship, holds a master of science degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a board certified acute care nurse practitioner. She is currentl... read more.

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