Team Spotlight: Michelle

Team Newhouse

As Director of Quality and Performance Excellence, Michelle uses Data to improve Newhouse’s mission and impact. “My heart stirred for domestic violence.” Michelle’s passion for working with Domestic Violence survivors led her to Newhouse where she works every day to use data to conceptualize survivors’ stories. Meet Michelle.

Michelle’s Newhouse Connection

After growing up in Hays, Kansas, Michelle was ready to spread her wings. When it came time for her to start her first job, Michelle moved to Birmingham, Alabama. It was there that she became a family birth counselor and adoption advocate. 

After her time in Birmingham, Michelle moved back to Kansas to be closer to family. She began working in the domestic violence realm. At Safehome, she had the opportunity to work directly with clients, the outreach team and hospitals. This led her to her next job at Cornerstones of Care where she was able to with children and families.

When she saw the opportunity available at Newhouse, she felt an instant connection.

“My heart stirred for domestic violence.” 

Michelle knew working at Newhouse was her next step.

“There is so much in someone’s story.”

Michelle, Newhouse director of quality and performance

Michelle’s Role

As Director of Quality and Performance Excellence, Michelle tells the story of Newhouse’s clients through data. 
“There is so much in someone’s story.”

Data allows Newhouse to conceptualize a piece of those stories. Every day, Michelle does her best to tell survivors’ stories by diving into the numbers. Michelle’s goal is to use the data to improve Newhouse’s mission and impact.

Favorite Part About Newhouse

Michelle’s favorite part about working for Newhouse is the people. She feels a connection to the mission through the people she gets to support. Michelle loves the support she feels through the staff and residents. 

Describe Newhouse In One Word

Michelle would describe Newhouse as “evolving”. To her, Newhouse is constantly growing and improving. Team Newhouse always strives to improve their programs and services to provide holistic healing and support. 

Michelle teaching a dance fitness class.

Outside of Work, What Brings You Joy?

Dance is Michelle’s joy. When she’s not working at Newhouse, Michelle teaches dance fitness at the YMCA. Michelle loves to bring people together through movement. 


Newhouse is grateful for Michelle’s hard work and dedication to helping Newhouse evolve. To learn more about Team Newhouse, check out these team spotlights.