The True U Clinic Team


Melissa Prince, MSN, ARNP (she/her/hers)

Melissa has been a practicing nurse practitioner since 2004. She is a graduate of John Hopkins University. She has a diverse clinical background but her main focus has been endocrinology. She has extensive experience with HRT and is passionate about treating the transgender community in Arizona.

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Natalie Metz, DNP (they/them)

Natalie is a family nurse practitioner who received their doctorate in nursing practice from Frontier University in Kentucky. They have worked in the hospital setting and outpatient oncology as an RN and in family practice and gender minority healthcare as an FNP.
Natalie is a non-binary clinician who is passionate about LGBTQIA2S+ healthcare and advocating for patients' rights. Working with all of the amazing patients at True U has helped Natalie understand their own gender identity and allowed them to live life more authentically. When not working, Natalie enjoys spending time with their family, gardening, watching football (go Cardinals!), playing fantasy football, and making fermented foods.

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Julie Putt, MSN, FNP (she/her/hers)

Julie has been working as a family nurse practitioner since 2012 after graduating from Columbia University. She has a background in urgent care, emergency services, college health and sexual/reproductive health care. Julie is enthusiastic about providing competent, compassionate hormone therapy care and increasing access to care through technology and innovation. She is currently providing care in Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Montana and New Mexico.

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Melanie Alvarado, MSN, ANP, GNP (she/her/hers)

Melanie has practiced since 2012. She is a graduate of the University of Texas. She practiced in multiple settings including community health and primary care. She enjoys delivering care to diverse cultures and populations. Melanie has strong LGBTQ family ties. She is very enthusiastic about delivering hormone therapy and assisting individuals with their transitional journey in Washington and Iowa.


Oriol Zemko, MSN, FNP-BC (they/them/theirs)

Oriol practices with passion for whole-person care. They have a robust background in nutrition, alongside 15 years of healthcare experience ranging from oncology and clinical research, to home-health nursing, to primary care. As a member of the gender expansive and queer communities, Oriol strives to provide affirming, culturally competent, body-positive, and trauma-informed care to every unique client. Their nursing degrees are from Kent State University and Simmons University. They leveled up in 2019 (from RN to NP); they practice in the state of Oregon.


Kristie Kovacs, MSN, FNP-BC (she/her/hers)

Kristie is a 2013 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She has been practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner with a background in urgent care, emergency/critical care and community health. She is a LGBTQIA+ ally, passionate about expanding access to mental and physical healthcare in Maryland and New York.


Margo Gonzalez-Hussey, MSN, APRN, FNP-C (she/her/hers)

Margo has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2013. She has a background in internal medicine/family practice and managing chronic, complex patient cases. She has been providing transgender care since early 2020. One of her biggest virtues in providing care to her patients is being compassionate, a good listener and most importantly empathetic. Providing care to any underserved population gives her great satisfaction. She is providing care for Texas and New Mexico patients currently.