Michele Wilkins, Ed.D., LSLS Cert. AVEd
If you ask her, Dr. Michele’s role as the Executive Director is to lead the most fantastic organization in Illinois! She began in July 1999 after a call from Jean Moog encouraging her to apply for this position. Michele says that having the opportunity to work alongside such a dedicated and committed staff and to work with the passionate families and their children gives her complete joy! More importantly, knowing that Child’s Voice makes a difference in the lives of others can only be felt with the deepest, sincerest respect and admiration for the families that let us.
Michele and her husband, Chuck, live in Naperville. Their daughter, Shalee, lives in Oak Park and has an Interior Design degree. Their son, Wesley, lives in Wisconsin with his wife and has an IT degree. Michele’s dog, Toby is a huge fan of Child’s Voice as well!
Michele belongs to many professional organizations that support Executive Directors, Special Education, Deaf Education, and Nonprofit Organizations. In her spare time, Michele enjoys water aerobics, reading, gardening, and being with family and friends. Michele also loves to travel; she recently returned from Ecuador and will celebrate her 35th wedding anniversary on a river cruise down the Danube River in 2016!