Michelle began volunteering with Cure JM in small ways before taking a giant leap in the Spring of 2016 when she helped to launch the Washington, DC Chapter and accepted the role as chapter president.
Since then, she has spoken at Cure JM Conference breakout sessions and Virtual Town Halls on special education, mental health and chronic pain. Michelle coordinates the clinic for the Cure JM Center of Excellence at the George Washington University Myositis Center and received the Cure JM Hope Hero Award in 2018.
Michelle is heavily involved in her community. She co-facilitates a NAMI parent support group, serves on the special education advisory committee and is a parent representative on a DHS-led team to approve services for children. She is the booster president for her son’s crew team and loves her role as a Sunday School teacher to 2nd and 3rd graders.
Michelle received her MPA from George Mason University and her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband, Lang, and their three sons, John, James, and Joseph.