Michelle Mackay joined the Board of Directors in 2010. As an FSHD patient, she is eager to help advance the Society in the U.S. and abroad. Prior to joining the Board, Michelle had a career in the travel industry in Australia and in the U.K. The Australian native attended Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW, for communications and Newcastle University, Central Coast, NSW, to study the fine arts.
Michelle has volunteered for several charitable organizations in Michigan; she served on the boards of the Food Bank of South Central Michigan (Kalamazoo) and the Gilmore Keyboard Festival. She is now a resident of Santa Cruz, California, and enjoys spending time with her husband, David, two daughters and two grandsons.