- Student Info
Michelle Lackie brings over 25 years’ experience in non-profit management, strategy and leadership, personnel management, curriculum development, facilitation and training to her teaching. She is currently the executive director of Exchange Inner City, a community economic development organization that works collectively to create an inclusive and equitable local economy in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
Throughout her career in local and international non-profit organizations, Michelle has held various senior roles successfully leading departments through organizational change, managing complex budgets and developing strategic outcomes to meet organizational missions. In addition to high-level strategic efforts, Michelle was also involved in writing grant proposals and reporting, project visioning and implementation, communications and recruitment.
Michelle’s foundational philosophy is grounded in building trusting and supportive relationships based on accountability. Her expertise comes from years of managing diverse personnel to achieve success in their areas of responsibility and personal growth.
Michelle has an MBA in non-profit management from the Heller School of Social Policy at Brandeis University, a BEd from McGill University, and certificates in Community Economic Development (SFU), Social Procurement (Buy Social Canada), and Facilitation (Georgetown University). She graciously lives, works and plays in the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh* and Tsleil-Waututh nations.