Michele has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years with her primary focus in maternal/child health. She has experience in labor and delivery, high risk pregnancy, newborn nursery, NICU/continuing care nursery, and mother/baby care. Michele also worked in home care by providing home visits for the assessment and education of high-risk pregnancy patients, well mom/well baby visits, and NICU babies making their transition from hospital to home. Now in a leadership role at Independence, Michele oversees the Baby BluePrints, pediatric, and NICU team whose goal is to support a mom throughout her pregnancy and through the transition to motherhood as well as assisting families with the challenges of having a child in the hospital or dealing with a chronic illness. Michele enjoys reading, musical theatre, and spending time with her family.