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Michele Smith, Ed. D.

Michele Smith is a seasoned and performance driven workforce development and education professional with over a decade of experience assisting organizations in the development and implementation of education solutions that meet the rapidly changing needs of today’s workforce. Michele currently serves as the Director of Workforce & Team Member Development for Advocate Health. In this role, she oversees the development, execution and evaluation of system-wide learning and development programs, for team members, to significantly enhance and continuously improve the learning culture, business outcomes and organizational performance.


Prior to joining Advocate Health, Michele spent 13 years in higher education administration. She has led various cross functional teams overseeing, workforce development initiatives, accreditation, curriculum and faculty development, grants, as well as adult education programs. Michele has held positions as a faculty member for various higher education institutions teaching management, organizational development, and human resources courses. Additionally, she has served on several non-profit boards. MIchele holds a Doctorate of Education, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, and Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources.

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