Michelle Kristel is a former nonprofit executive who understands the impact a great hire has on an organization. She believes placing the right leader in the right position builds stronger and more effective teams. Michelle has a keen eye for matching talent to opportunity, and is driven by a fierce commitment to advance her client’s missions.
Through her experience in both executive search and nonprofit leadership, she has seen firsthand the impact great hires have on programs, fundraising, governance and fiscal health. She is proud to bring her clients the essential talent to meet their goals and realize their vision.
Michelle is the former executive director of In The Life Media (ITLM), a nonprofit organization producing social change media to raise awareness of issues related to gender, HIV/AIDS and LGBT rights. Michelle joined ITLM in 2002 in the position of production manager. In 2006, following a succession of promotions, she was appointed executive director. ITLM’s signature series, IN THE LIFE, was broadcast nationally on PBS from 1992 through 2012. Michelle serves on the Board of Directors of CenterLink, the national association of LGBT community centers. She is actively engaged with OUT Leadership’s Quorum and OutWOMEN initiatives, and is a proud member of the Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants.