Michelle is the communications director for Move to End Violence, a 10-year operational program of the NoVo Foundation.
For more than 20 years, Michelle has worked exclusively with non-profit organizations, foundations, and government agencies to create high-impact and memorable communications for some of today’s most pressing issues.
Before joining The Raben Group and Move to End Violence, Michelle directed her own consulting practice, providing organizations working on progressive issues with a full-range of services — from strategic planning to implementation. Her clients included the African Wildlife Foundation, Alliance for Aging Research, Family Violence Prevention Fund (now Futures Without Violence), the Jane Goodall Institute, Metro Washington Council of Governments, New Building Institute, and the Reproductive Health Technologies Project.
As an account supervisor for DDB Worldwide’s Issues & Advocacy practice, Michelle helped issues-based clients promote their causes. Working with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation on a multi-faceted national campaign, Michelle helped launch two award-winning websites designed to raise awareness about the need to support international family planning. One of the sites launched with a live webcast from the White House with Former President Clinton.
Michelle began her career focusing on environmental issues. In this work, Michelle help lead, with client U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the introduction of the Energy Star brand, now a household name.
Michelle holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Connecticut College. While at Connecticut College, Michelle volunteered on the local hotline for domestic violence and conducted a semester-long independent research with survivors of domestic violence in the community.