Chief Communications Officer
Michelle Napier-Dunnings, MFA, received her Masters from Virginia Commonwealth University and completed her undergraduate degree in psychology and biology from Earlham College. 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 and was formerly the Director of Education at Michigan State University’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts. Michelle comes to MPHI as the Executive Director of Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS), working collaboratively to connect and empower diverse partners to improve regional and equitable food systems. Michelle is also the co-author of the book: Trust-Building: An Experiential Approach.