- Advisory Committees
Michelle is a dynamic leader with over three decades of experience in nonprofit management, program design, facilitation, and coalition building. She is the Founder/CEO of Power4Good, a consulting firm providing services to build, grow and strengthen nonprofit organizations, coalitions, and communities, with a focus on strategy, social justice, equity and access. Michelle spent over a decade leading Youth Pride, Inc., the only statewide organization in Rhode Island dedicated to meeting the social, emotional and educational needs of LGBTQ+ youth, and has held myriad positions serving youth and young adults in the child welfare, education, and housing sectors. Since launching Power4Good in 2007, she has worked with some of RI’s most prominent and promising youth development, social service and community impact organizations. Michelle launched and secured a permanent ‘home’ for RI’s only street outreach project responding to the needs of unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness, and is part of the cross-sector team building a statewide system of care to end homelessness and housing instability among youth and young adults in Rhode Island. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from Boston University and a BSci in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT. In addition to serving on the Swearer Center’s Community Advisory Board, Michelle is the board vice chair for COLAGE and a member of the Highlander Institute board as well as and is a member of the RICoC. In their time with friends and family, Michelle enjoys food, running, belly laughs, hiking, campfires, volleyball, Tai Chi, and Netflix marathons.