While she may be new to the DC Metro area, Michelle is no stranger to the non-profit world. She holds a B.A. in Communication from Mercyhurst College and has enjoyed her career at a variety of organizations including: a children’s museum, a theater and a zoo, to name a few.
Prior to joining the PS Charities team, she served as the Marketing Director of the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center in Erie, Pa. There she was in charge of all things creative, some of which included: designing print advertising, producing television commercials and creating web media. She also played a role in developing relationships with media outlets, as well as forming strategic partnerships with other area non-profits.
When she is not behind her desk working (or strolling around the monuments), Michelle is an avid volunteer, donating her graphic design skills to a variety of charitable causes. Most recently she designed the promotional materials for the POPS (Pink Out Penn State) Initiative in Columbus, Oh. The group’s flagship event helped raised more than $5K for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Natalie comes to PS Charities as the Development Assistant. As a full-time student, working on a B.A. in Political Science, she works part-time during the school year and devotes her summers to PSC. She is dedicated to the continued development of PS Charities and is excited to be working alongside such an amazing group of people.
Natalie has multiple family members that have served in the Marine Corps, including her brother, Elliot, who is honored in the Douglas A. Zembiec Memorial Golf Tournament with a scholarship named in his memory. As a result, she has a personal passion and drive to help military families.
She also shares an appreciation for those who have had family members battling cancer. After seeing the strength and courage from not only her Aunt, who was diagnosed with breast cancer, she also witnessed firsthand how important the constant support from her family was to her Aunt during that crucial time.
Natalie wants to pass on that same support and encouragement to others that are going through similar tragedies. With PS Charities she is able to share her compassion and commitment to helping others.