Michelle Steinberg’s 26-year career in non-profit management and public policy has included general management, director and lobbying experience with non-profit organizations large and small.
She served as the public policy director and lobbyist for Planned Parenthood Arizona, the largest provider of reproductive health care and education in Arizona, where she was responsible for the agency’s overall public affairs strategy and issues' management.
Michelle began her career path as a lobbyist for the Arizona PTA advocating on behalf of public education, child welfare and child health issues. In 1994, she joined the staff at Kids Voting Arizona as their education director, facilitating the Kids Voting program statewide to Arizona schools and later became the executive director of this program. Michelle also served as the director of the Jewish Community Relations Council for the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix.
Michelle has worked with organizations such as The American Jewish Committee, The Anti-Defamation League, No More Deaths, Arizona Interfaith Movement, ACLU, Phoenix Sister Cities Commission and has received recognition from the Arizona Bar Foundation and the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse.
Michelle attended Rhode Island College, Arizona State University, Mexico’s Universidad Internacional and is a graduate of Valley Leadership. A native of New York, Michelle has been an Arizona resident for 36 years and has two adult children.
Michelle has been a faculty coach for Leading For Change since 2014 and is a Founding Board Member of the organization.