The Washington School-Based Health Alliance (WA SBHA) is pleased to welcome Michelle Mitchell on staff as Program Manager. Michelle will be focusing on providing training, technical assistance, and support to communities, schools, and healthcare agencies working together to provide school-based health care to K-12 students in Washington. Michelle is joining us directly from one of our Washington school-based health centers, and we’re excited to have her knowledge, experience, and commitment to supporting students on the WA SBHA team!
Michelle has more than 10 years of experience providing direct service to diverse and vulnerable populations in residential, community mental health, and school settings. After graduating with her master’s degree in May 2020, she served as Clinic Administrator for the Wellness Center at Nova High School in Seattle, sponsored by Country Doctor Community Health Centers. Michelle considers herself a spiritual-social work activist who aims to empower marginalized communities, especially women and youth of color. She is also a strong proponent for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work within the educational and non-profit sectors. Joining WA SBHA as Program Manager in 2022, she envisions utilizing her knowledge and skills to help build understanding, empathy, compassion, and common ground within communities, and to be an effective advocate and DEI change agent at the local and state level. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of California, Davis, and a Master of Social Work from California State University, Long Beach.