Michelle Napier-Dunnings, MFA

Chief Communications Officer

Michelle provides the Institute with leadership in communication, strategy, and facilitation. She has extensive experience working with governmental agencies, educational institutions, businesses, and non-profits. Her prior experiences, Director of Education at Michigan State University’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts and Executive Director at Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS), strengthened Michelle’s ability to challenge inequitable systems by engaging a wide range of stakeholders. She is also the co-author of the book: Trust-Building: An Experiential Approach.