Senior Vice President of External Affairs
National Hemophilia Foundation
Michelle is responsible for the strategic development, implementation and oversight of NHF’s public policy agenda, capacity building initiatives, and building key external partnerships with constituencies and healthcare leaders. These relationships enable NHF to fulfill its mission of increasing access to hemophilia care, supporting research and raising awareness. Prior to her nine years with NHF, she served as the Executive Director of Hemophilia of Indiana, where she was credited with influencing critical healthcare policy decisions impacting the hemophilia community.
As the mother of two sons with severe hemophilia, Michelle has spent over 28 years advocating and leading change in various roles. Her ability to mobilize individuals and organizations at the local, state and national level led to several board positions throughout her career, which include the Indiana Comprehensive Health Insurance Association, the Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions, and Community Health Charities.
In addressing healthcare challenges, Michelle has led transformational change in the patient advocacy space; facilitating dialogue and collaboration between payers and providers, including conceptualization and implementation of the Comprehensive Care Sustainability Collaborative (CCSC), which is now being recognized by other national patient advocacy organizations.
Tuesday, March 26
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM