Michelle Parker

Vice President & Executive Director, Audubon Great Lakes

Michelle Parker is Vice President & Executive Director of Audubon Great Lakes. In this role, Michelle oversees the Audubon Great Lakes staff in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin, leading Audubon's field offices and directing on-the-ground conservation, policy, and education efforts across the region.

Prior to joining Audubon Great Lakes, Michelle spent nearly two decades as a conservation leader in the Great Lakes region. Most recently, Michelle led the environmental and disaster response programs with the Crown Family Philanthropies. Additionally, Michelle spent 12 years leading the Shedd Aquarium's Great Lakes Initiative in the role of Vice President of Great Lakes and Sustainability. Michelle currently helps lead the Calument Collaborative and has served on the boards of numerous conservation-focused organizations and initiatives.