Motivated by a desire to assist in the creation of a Company whose primary purpose is to improve access to dermatologic care, Michele joined the Epiphany Dermatology team in 2018. She serves as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, responsible for overseeing legal, compliance, and regulatory functions.
Michele has a diversified health care legal and nursing background. After being a licensed nurse for 10 years, Michele decided to get her law degree, which allowed her to blend her passion for clinical care and law. She began her legal career as a Healthcare Investigator and Compliance Officer for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and then transitioned into the private healthcare sector, where she worked on provider contracts and provided transactional and operational legal guidance to a large dialysis provider. Immediately prior to joining Epiphany Dermatology, Michele was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of AxelaCare, an infusion company which was privately-held and successfully acquired by Optum/United Health Group.
In 2014, Michele was selected from a national pool of candidate’s through the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), to serve on their inaugural Women’s Leadership Council Board and served for three terms.
Michele is a licensed attorney and holds a Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, and a Practical Nursing Diploma from Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School.
Michele is married with two little girls and enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and exploring new cities, and reading.