Michelle S.
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Executive Director, Program, Project, Research & Event Management

Woman-Owned (BEP certified in IL) business provides support for managing programs, projects, research, and events. I have experience in Executive Director and Program Manager roles with a Master's Degree in Public Health. Highly accomplished professional with a diverse range of knowledge and skills gained from my extensive work experience and educational background. I hold a Master's Degree in Public Health Education with a specialization in Community Health Education, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education. These qualifications have equipped me with a solid foundation in health education, community development, and training methodologies. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated expertise in various areas, including research, data analysis, program management, and community engagement. My ability to collect and assess data, analyze trends, and present findings to both professional and lay audiences has been instrumental in advancing knowledge and informing decision-making. In my roles as CEO/Owner of Health Pro and Community Engagement Coordinator at the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention, I have honed my organizational and managerial skills. I successfully coordinate and execute health promotion campaigns, draft resolutions, and grant proposals, and manage diverse stakeholder relationships. My experience in navigating complex projects, managing budgets, and overseeing multiple responsibilities showcases my exceptional program management capabilities. During my tenure as a Program Manager at the Southern Illinois Community Foundation, I developed a strong skill set in community engagement and philanthropy. I played a pivotal role in fundraising efforts, coordinated community giving events, and facilitated communication among nonprofit partners. My strategic thinking and strong interpersonal skills enabled me to build meaningful relationships and forge successful collaborations. My dedication to wellness and public health is exemplified by my role as Executive Director of Southern Illinois Wellness. In this position, I oversee board meetings, manage financial operations, lead fundraising efforts, and handle public relations responsibilities. My ability to navigate complex organizational structures, develop innovative strategies, and lead diverse teams has been instrumental in achieving the organization's mission. Additionally, my experience as a Research Assistant at the Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development, SIUC, has provided me with valuable skills in grant writing and project coordination. I collaborate with community partners and develop and evaluate programs focused on health, wellness, and public health. Throughout my career, I have demonstrated exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal. I have delivered numerous presentations at international, state/regional, and university levels. My ability to effectively convey complex information to diverse audiences has been instrumental in disseminating research findings, promoting public health initiatives, and fostering community engagement. With my broad skill set, encompassing research, data analysis, program management, community engagement, and risk management, I am a versatile and valuable professional. My passion for promoting health and wellness, coupled with my extensive experience, positions me as a highly capable individual ready to contribute to your organization's success.
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  • Health & Wellness
  • Project Plans
  • Budget Management
  • Email Communication
  • Radio
  • Leadership Skills
  • Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Community Engagement
  • Business Strategy