Board of Directors
Michele has been a volunteer with DCFYI over several years and joined the Board in 2018. Throughout most of her adulthood, Michele has volunteered with community and youth organizations driven by the example set by her family and the proverb “to whom much has been given, much will be required.”
Professionally, Michele has worked in federal judicial administration for more than 20 years. Michele joined the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts as a staff attorney in August 1999 and had a progressive career that led to her appointment in 2013 as the Chief of the Judicial Services Office, a newly established office that manages programs and services to support federal judges and serves as a liaison, consultant, and advocate on matters affecting judges. Michele began her legal career in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama where she was the elbow law clerk to Chief Magistrate Judge John L. Carroll. Michele also clerked for U.S. District Judge W. Harold Albritton when he joined the bench in the Middle District of Alabama. Michele is licensed to practice law in the state of New York and has worked as a private sector civil defense and employment law attorney. Michele graduated from Brooklyn Law School as a Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow and received her undergraduate degree from Fordham University.