Joined the SCS Board of Directors in June 2022
Prior to joining SCS Board as a community member, Michele served as a Board Director with Ottawa Community Housing. Michele currently serves as a Board Community Member for the Queensway Carleton Hospital and is also the volunteer Chair of the Health Issues Committee for the Council on Aging (COA) of Ottawa. She is a certified NCCP Coach in swimming and is involved in community sports as the Head Coach for the Special Olympics Orleans and Nepean Riptides Swim clubs.
Before retiring in 2016, Michele served 32 years with the Government of Canada. She retired from Correctional Services Canada (CSC) as Assistant Commissioner of Health Services. As the ADM she led a team of over 1600 health professionals responsible for the delivery of psychiatric and medical services in regional hospitals and mental health and physical health clinical services in prisons across Canada.
Michele holds a Masters of Business Administration from University Ottawa (1995) and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from University of Manitoba (1984). Michele is married and has two adult sons. Her youngest son has a developmental disability.