Michelle grew up in Boston's South End and attended the Boston Public Schools and the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she studied early childhood education.
Her first professional role was to direct the Child Care Center at Boston State College.
remained in the role for eight years, learning the arts of small not-for-profit entrepreneurs.
In the early 1980s she took her considerable experience in fundraising to the American Friends Service Committee, where she had responsibility for resource development in the New England states.
, Miller, Michelle
has built upon her
well-founded understanding of activism as she
has taken on a wide range of searches with organizations that enrich and empower communities and work for social change.
searches have included key leadership positions in social services, economic and community development and advocacy organizations working on both local and national scales.
has applied her
understanding of community and social issues in her
work with a range of educational institutions including early childhood education programs, K-12 schools and school systems, and community and technical colleges.
brings to her
work a deep personal knowledge of the players in her
fields and the issues that drive them, and an informed passion for the value and missions of the organizations she