HealthCorps® (www.healthcorps.org), founded by heart surgeon and Emmy Award-winning talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz, is fighting the crises of child obesity and dearth of mental resilience, especially in Afro-American and Hispanic populations across the country. In addition, HealthCorps serves as a research vehicle for creating optimal health messaging.
Author: Michelle Bouchard
Michelle Bouchard brings twenty years of experience in public/private partnerships to her position as the President of HealthCorps (www.healthcorps.org), the school and community-based wellness activism movement founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz. As President, Ms. Bouchard oversees a staff of 52 people with an operating budget of $5 million that impacts about 75,000 people across 11 states. Prior to heading up HealthCorps, Ms. Bouchard served as the Chief Financial Officer of Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation (GIPEC), a public benefit corporation charged with the redevelopment of the former military base in New York Harbor. At GIPEC, Ms. Bouchard oversaw $35 million in operating funds and $140 million in capital funds. Ms. Bouchard also co-founded two not-for-profit theatres in New York City, The 42nd Street Workshop (now the WorkShop Theater) and the New Group, serving as the primary producer in both cases. In the corporate world, Ms. Bouchard served as the special assistant to the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Hoovers Online and the covert director of competitive research for a historic software consortium, the REALM. Ms. Bouchard has served on the Boards of Directors of several not-for-profits, including the New York State Theatre Institute, Youth Counseling League, and the 42nd Street Workshop. She has testified in front of the US Senate HELP Committee on behalf of national service and has extensive media experience. She was chosen as a participant in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) 2010 by the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense. Ms. Bouchard graduated from Wellesley College '84 with a BA in Political Science. She is a Native Texan and the mother of a 20-year-old son, Alex, and a 6-year-old daughter, Liberty. She is a member of the DAR, the Daughters of the Cincinnati and the Jamestown Society.
Written by Michelle Bouchard