Michelle Decker Gerrard
Michelle has worked for over 25 years as a community-based evaluator for dozens of programs, with a particular focus on people experiencing a variety of risk factors including mental health and complex health issues, chemical dependency, and homelessness. In addition, Michelle is the study director for the Minnesota Homeless Study, leading a team that coordinates nearly 5,000 interviews with people experiencing homelessness on a single night. Previously, Michelle worked as a risk and prevention counselor and wraparound facilitator for emotionally disturbed and other at-risk youth. Michelle has a master's degree in education, with a focus on risk and prevention, from Harvard Graduate School of Education.