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Years of Service: 
June, 2018 to June, 2021
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Michelle Anderson
Board Member
Michelle Anderson has worked in the Public Health & Safety field since 1985 and began as a Health Administrator for Alpha Medical Center in New York. She worked there for ten years managing and coordinating services for home health care organizations. In 1995 the center closed due to lack of funding and she began temping at The National Road Safety Foundation, which was then called the Manocherian Foundation. She fell in love with its mission and became heavily involved with the issues, which was evident to the founder who then hired her full-time. Michelle is currently the Director of Operations for The National Road Safety Foundation, where she oversees the development of programs that help educate adults and empower teens on traffic safety issues. She also manages the production, administration, and distribution of thousands of its free programs on an annual basis. She organizes the foundation’s strategic goals, which include working collaboratively with safety partners such as the Governors Highway Safety Association, the American Driver Traffic Safety Education Association, the National Association of School Resource Officers, and youth-based organizations like SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America). Michelle does not consider her work as a “job” but rather a calling to save lives and raise awareness for safer driving and address uniformed driver education standards accompanied by greater Graduated Driver Licensing laws across the country. She believes in promoting driver competence through lifelong education, which is the mission of the foundation and travels to conduct workshops and build strategic partnerships with groups that share the same mission. Michelle’s other passion is to the young people at her church in Brooklyn, NY, where she teaches and mentors through community outreach and fellowship programs.