At-Large Director 2019-2022
Michelle McAllister has married a deep understanding of organizational structure and excellence with a commitment to community service. Between her extensive experience with the Junior League of Ann Arbor and her work outside of it, Michelle has developed critical experience for how to lead a service organization: creating inclusive environments for professional and volunteer teams, engaging members to drive sound decision-making and knowing how to create and execute on a broad vision.
Michelle has served her League in various leadership roles, from Social Chair to New Member Chair to Internal Vice President to President; her impact recruiting new members and raising funds for community programming has been undeniably clear and quantifiable. As coordinator for Presidents and Leagues Sharing (PALS), she facilitated PALS sessions at five AJLI conferences.
Michelle’s experience in the service space includes her work with the Ann Arbor Jaycees and its foundation. Her leadership as president of the Ann Arbor Jaycees led to her chapter being recognized as the best in the state out of 87 chapters, and her being recognized as one of the top 25 best Jaycee presidents in the country. As president of the Ann Arbor Jaycees Foundation, she raised thousands in funds that led to grants for several local organizations. Additionally, her participation in the 2015 host committee for the Ronald McDonald House of Ann Arbor Red Shoe Affair was a huge fundraising success.
She has spent her entire professional life offering her talents to IBM Watson Health. Michelle is currently an Analytics Lead for Health Plan Consulting where she serves as a resource for clients on matters of analytics while leading analytics teams within her business unit. Her previous experience with Watson Health includes serving as the day-to-day client contact while leading a team supporting the design, development and implementation of Watson Health healthcare information systems and consulting services.
Michelle received her M.P.H. in Epidemiology from Emory University and her B.S. from Marymount College