Michelle is the founder and volunteer Executive Director of Faithtree Resources, an international teaching ministry and parish-based effort of St. Michael Church in Van Nuys, California. She is a married, stay-at-home mother of four children and an active member of St. Michael Church. After graduating from Boston University with a Masters degree in Social Work/Community Organizing, she worked with a variety of agencies including the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Monster.com’s Making it Count Program, Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and the Easter Seals School for Children with Autism. She has always been extremely active in the Orthodox Church including roles as New England Regional Youth Director for the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese, IOCC Metropolitan Committee Chair-Los Angeles, OCF National Board Member, Founding Chair of St. Elijah Orthodox Church Mom’s Day Out in Oklahoma City, among others. She currently acts as an advisor to St. Vladimir Seminary’s Board of Trustees Communication Committee, and sits on the Sustained Giving Team at Trinity Classical Academy in Santa Clarita, California. She also speaks internationally on the topic of autism and interventions for adults and children with Extraordinary Needs, as well as being a frequent speaker and workshop leader on behalf of Faithtree Resources.