As executive director of the Women’s Fund of Omaha, Michelle leads the nonprofit organization as it identifies critical issues, funds innovative solutions and leads dynamic change to provide every woman and girl in our community with the opportunity to reach her full potential through research, grants, and advocacy. Prior to joining the organization in May 2012, Michelle served as founding chair of the Women’s Fund Circles, a diverse network of women leaders that cultivate authentic relationships and leverage a community that supports and empowers each other while building safe and affirming spaces to empower women of all identities.
Her past experience includes serving as regional development director for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and director of strategic development for Camp Fire USA – Midlands Council (now known as Completely Kids). She holds a masters degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and a bachelor of arts degree in women’s studies and sociology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
Michelle serves as the president-elect of the board of directors of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands and serves on the Women’s Funding Network board of directors. She is also a recipient of the Midland’s Business Journal’s 40 Under 40; and a graduate of Leadership Omaha Class 31 and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands’ Nonprofit Executive Institute Class 7.