Michele Merritt

Executive Director, New Futures

Michele has overall leadership and management responsibility for New Futures where she leads the organization in advancing its mission by creating new possibilities for project initiatives and grants, fostering innovation, leveraging resources, establishing partnerships, and coordinating staff activities. She was the 2013 recipient of Penn State Law’s Miller Public Interest Advocate and the Miller Pro Bono Advocate Awards and received a Public Service Graduate Fellowship. Michele received her BA and MPA from Clark University and her JD from Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law.