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The BalestraWebb Law Team


Melanie L. Balestra, NP, Esq.

Melanie graduated from Duke University with a BSN, obtained an MN from UCLA, and graduated from Gonzaga Law School. She is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. Melanie practices law in Arizona and California and works as a Nurse Practitioner specializing in pediatrics. She is a past President of American College of Nurse Practitioners, California Association of Nurse Practitioners, and The American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Melanie writes a quarterly column called The Connection for the California Association for Nurse Practitioners.


Nick Webb, DNP, Esq.

Nick is a California licensed attorney and nurse who began his healthcare career as an active duty medic in the United States Air Force. He became an LVN and RN, earning his ASN, BSN, MSN, and DNP degrees while working full-time as a nurse. Nick has significant nursing and legal experience, having worked as a staff nurse, travel nurse, house supervisor, assistant nurse manager, nursing unit manager, director, chief nursing officer, regional director of patient acuity, regional managing director (where he oversaw the largest civilian electronic medical record in the United States), and national executive director for nursing technology. Nick is also on the graduate (doctoral) nursing faculty at the University of San Francisco and the University of California, San Francisco. He is passionate about adolescent mental health, and has served as General Counsel for Seneca Family of Agencies and serves on the board of directors for Koinonia Homes for Teens and the board of directors of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys.