Who We Are

Michele Wright, Program Officer

Michele Wright, a program officer at GMA, is an equity-focused leader with a background in non-profit and educational institutions. Michele has recently guided foundation boards in strategic planning, governance assessment, and streamlining operations. In her grantmaking focus, she has supported the development and implementation of strategic initiatives, grant guidelines, community partnerships, program evaluation, and organizational change strategies to advance mission and impact.

Michele is a member of the 2024 cohort of Leading with Equity: a National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers (NNCG) Peer Networking Collective. She is the current chair of the board of the Andrew Goodman Foundation.

Michele received a Bachelor of Music from The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from The Juilliard School, and an Ed. D in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (PENNGSE). She has performed and taught extensively and is a mentor for emerging leaders and administrators in the arts.

Michele loves spending time outdoors and enjoys hiking, fishing, traveling, reading, cooking, and gardening.