September 27-29, 2023 | Pittsburgh, PA
2023 Summit Dates Announced!
September 27-29, 2023
Co-founder, Violence Prevention Network – US
Michèle is co-founder of Violence Prevention Network US and draws on a decade worth of start-up, program design, and managerial experience, and 20 years of professional experience in for-profit, non-profit, and academic sectors in the US and Europe.
Joining Violence Prevention Network in Germany in 2016, she led the European Commission funded project “WayOut – Integrated Exit Program” which aimed to implement and improve desistance and rehabilitation programs for offenders of ideologically motivated crimes in prisons and during probation across Europe.
In 2017, she co-founded modus|zad in Berlin, Germany: a new, social impact non-profit organization to counter the rapid evolution of extremism by better leveraging academic research and insights from business innovation practices. Under Michèle’s leadership the modus|zad team has grown to 12 staff members and Michèle continues in the role of managing director, overseeing organizational strategy, growth and operations.
Previously, she designed and implemented an accreditation process for universities developing social innovation programs at Ashoka, the leading global organization for social entrepreneurship, headquartered in Washington, DC. There she advised dozens of institutions—ranging from Cornell and Brown University to Singapore Management University—across four continents.
Prior to her time at Ashoka, she managed a US-wide initiative on advancing personal and social responsibility with college students at the Association of American Colleges and Universities in Washington, DC.