Physical Office Address: 24 Main St, Newport, NH 03773
Michele joined our team in January 2022, bringing with her a wealth of experience and excitement to build collaborations and partnerships with local communities to create comprehensive and innovative health and well-being education opportunities. Michele comes to UNH from University of Missouri Extension where she worked since 1991 in Human Development, 4-H and Community and Economic Development program areas. She is currently a PhD candidate in Learning Technologies and Design conducting research for her dissertation. Michele uses a cross-disciplinary approach to understand and address the challenges that rural communities face with accessing mental health care and healthy living resources.
Current programs to be piloted in the next 6 months include the Eight Dimensions of Wellness Online Self-Assessment and Action Guide, Boost Your Brain and Memory, Adult Mental Health First Aid and Powerful Tools for Caregivers. She uses the prevention model to implement a systems approach to Mental Health and Well-being targeting older adults.
Michele is a member of the GSPHAC (Greater Sullivan Public Health Advisory Committee) and Sullivan County Network. Michele is certified in Strategic Doing, Systems Approaches for Healthy Communities, Community Development Academy, Ripple Effects Mapping as well as uses a variety of other facilitation and data analysis processes.