Michelle believes her role as a care coordinator is to listen to people and help write a plan that will help them achieve their goals. She believes it is important for people who experience physical and/or intellectual disabilities to live full lives in their homes and communities.
Graduating with a Master of Arts in Theology from Franciscan University in Ohio, Michelle returned to Alaska and spent most of her career working for the Office of Children’s Services. While spending a majority of her time in Juneau, she has also lived and worked in Bethel, St. Mary’s and Kotzebue. Living in rural Alaska has given Michelle a fuller perspective on how important supportive services are in helping people with disabilities live fuller lives. In addition, she also worked for Southeast Senior Services as the program coordinator for Home and Community Based Services.
Knowing the frustration of trying to navigate an unfamiliar and burdensome system, Michelle is dedicated to making it easier for those utilize Care Coordination services.