Over the past 25 years, Michelle has worked in the field of public health management. Her work has focused on developing and implementing programs and policies on the ground, facilitating organizational strategic direction and process improvement efforts and building strong teams in complex working environments. She has worked at the federal, state and city government agency level, including federally qualified community health centers in the city of Boston and has served as Deputy Commissioner, Boston Public Health Commission and as Co-Director, Office of Policy and Planning for the MA Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Bureau. In addition, Michelle has significant international work focused principally on management and new business development functions in the regions of Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa. She has also collaborated with Boston University School of Public Health as a guest lecturer and consultant, and with World Learning, School of International Training, International Honors Program, as a Program Director for a comparative study abroad program in Health and Community.
Michelle was born and raised in Chile, and has lived in the US for more than 30 years. She holds an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health.