Senior Specialist, Family Leadership Initiatives
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Michelle Crawford is the senior specialist for family leadership development initiatives at AMCHP. In this position, Ms.Crawford contributes to the advancement of maternal and child health programs through planning and program implementation, research, advocacy, education and evaluation projects related to family engagement and leadership development. These activities include project planning, coordination and evaluation; collaboration with advisory committee members, AMCHP members and staff on project activities; serving as liaison to federal project officers; and project and policy promotion. Ms.Crawford's work is cross-cutting and contributes to major issues surrounding family engagement and leadership development in all areas of AMCHP's policy, programmatic and member engagement work. The work involves serving as a consultant and advisor to the organization, a partnership with fellow staff, participation in associated professional organizations and groups and collaboration with member programs and funding agencies. Prior to joining AMCHP, Ms. Crawford's experience includes assisting in the drafting of and passing legislation for fair and equal coverage for individuals with autism, grant development, leadership in developing trainings, public information, policy research, coordinated supports and services for individuals with special health care needs and their families, as well as delivering trainings to diverse audiences. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in human services from Springfield College, graduating summa cum laude.