- Director of Development
Michele is a seasoned development professional with 30 years of diversified experience, primarily in healthcare development. Prior to joining UW-Milwaukee, she served for 20 years as a Development Director leading teams at Curative Care, Catholic Charities, Community Memorial Hospital, Milwaukee Catholic Home, and St. Francis Hospital. She has extensive capital campaign experience, the most recent a $100 million capital campaign where she led the major gift effort which raised $32.6 million during the 2007 recession, significantly exceeding the $15 million goal.
She earned her BA in Journalism from the UW – Madison and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). She was one of the co-founders of the Planned Giving Council of Southeastern Wisconsin and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Planned Giving Council of Eastern Wisconsin. Michele is currently the Vice President of the Riverwest Food Pantry Board and a past board member of the Milwaukee Women’s Center, the Women’s Crisis Center (past president) and St. Robert’s Home and School (past president).
Michele is uniquely qualified to galvanize the power of philanthropy to address critical community health needs. She is passionate about creating bold and transformative solutions for improving healthcare and health equity through education, research, and community engagement.