Michelle is a dynamic leader and educator with over a decade of experience in the health services sector. She is a registered social worker who holds a social service worker diploma from Humber College, a Bachelor of Social Work with a minor in psychology from Toronto Metropolitan University and a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Health and Mental Health from the University of Toronto. Michelle specializes in the planning and delivery of healthcare for people presenting with complex mental health and addictions profiles.
Michelle has held several positions throughout her career including community support worker, group facilitator, counsellor, coordinator, clinical program manager and educator. Currently, Michelle is a Director of Clinical Services at the Canadian Mental Health Association-Peel Dufferin. She is also a workshop facilitator with Toronto Hostels Training Centre, Academic professor with Humber College in the post-grad Addictions and Mental Health certificate program and part-time contract lecturer with the Chang School of Continuing Education at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).
Michelle values and upholds anti-oppressive practices and is passionate about health equity and advocating for access to high quality holistic healthcare for marginalized populations. Michelle is currently involved in a number of regional equity seeking initiatives and is Chair of the Health Equity Committee at the Canadian Mental Health Association-Peel Dufferin branch.