Michele Courton Brown has more than two decades of experience in leading, managing and providing strategic direction to philanthropic, corporate and nonprofit organizations. Currently, Michele is chief executive officer of Quality Interactions, the country's leading provider of cultural competency training for the healthcare industry. In that role, she directs strategic growth, product development, marketing and administration. Prior to joining Quality Interactions, she was chief operating officer of The Efficacy Institute, a national education reform organization, where she oversaw operations and was engaged in program expansion, client relations, marketing and the formation of strategic partnerships.
In the realm of philanthropy, Michele was a senior vice president and national practice director for Bank of America's Philanthropic Management Group, where she provided advice to high net-worth clients and served as a subject matter expert. Also at Bank of America, Michele served as a market director, leading a multi-state team of professionals who served the client service, fiduciary, administrative, and philanthropic advisory needs of high net-worth individuals, families, foundations, and non-profit institutions, with combined assets of $6 billion.
Michele was president of the FleetBoston Financial Foundation, which contributed over $25 million annually to charitable endeavors. Previously, she was executive director of Corporate Contributions for BankBoston and executive director of The Travelers Insurance Companies Foundation. A frequent writer and speaker on charitable giving, Michele co-authored Just Money: A Critique of Contemporary American Philanthropy.
Michele has served on the boards of numerous local and national non-profit boards including as a director of Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Judge Baker Children's Center, Museum of African American History, YouthBuild USA and City Year Boston. She is also a founding trustee of the Black Philanthropy Fund.
Michele earned a B.A. in Economics from Boston University, where she is completing a M.S. in Health Communication. She currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband Philip Brown and their two sons.