Michelle Basham

Chief Executive Officer at YWCA Delaware, Inc.

Michelle Basham

Michelle Basham

Chief Executive Officer at YWCA Delaware, Inc.

Biography

Michelle brings to The Bridge for Youth more than 20 years of experience in the public and nonprofit sectors. She has started and led organizations focused on runaway and homeless youth, child welfare, racial disparities and strengthening families since the early 1990s. In 1993, she started Avenues for Homeless Youth, one of the first programs in Minnesota for homeless youth and an organization still in existence today. Between 2001 and 2008, she worked in progressively higher positions at the Minnesota Department of Human Services, eventually leading department priorities regarding racial disparities in health care, healthcare reform, licensing regulations and child maltreatment. She left the Department in 2008 to serve as the Executive Director for FamilyWise (formerly Genesis II for Families) and between 2008 and 2013, led a dramatic organizational turnaround including the organization more than doubling in size, completely rebranding and merging into it several smaller nonprofits and programs. Michelle also co-founded the Minnesota Runaway and Homeless Youth Coalition in 1998 and the Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Academy in 2009. She also served as a Vice President at CommonBond Communities and as the CEO for the YWCA of Delaware.

Michelle holds an undergraduate degree in communications and organizational development, a graduate degree in public administration and a law degree in addition to having previously served as a Fellow at the Humphrey Institute Public Policy Forum where she did her group work on women and people of color in political leadership. Michelle is also a part-time adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She brings to The Bridge her education, experience and more than anything, a deep and unwavering passion for protecting and serving runaway and homeless youth.

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The Bridge for Youth
YWCA Delaware, Inc.

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Secretary & Director at YWCA Delaware, Inc.

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Treasurer & Director at YWCA Delaware, Inc.

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Vice President, Enrollment Management at Wilmington University

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President at YWCA Delaware, Inc.

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Member, Board of Directors at YWCA Delaware, Inc.

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Director at YWCA Delaware, Inc.

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Director at YWCA Delaware, Inc.

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Member, Board of Directors at YWCA Delaware, Inc.

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Member, Board of Directors at YWCA Delaware, Inc.

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Director at YWCA Delaware, Inc.

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In The News
Targeted News Service
May 30, 2020
YWCA USA Statement on the Murder of George Floyd
The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
May 3, 2020
Obituaries;
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
April 11, 2019
Marlene Barghini, Helped create a shelter for homeless youth
Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
January 23, 2019
Target alters nonprofit funding priorities
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Michelle Basham
Chief Executive Officer at YWCA Delaware, Inc.
Career History
Chief Executive Officer
Tenure Unconfirmed

YWCA Delaware provides community service on the special needs of women. It offers programs that focus on economic and youth empowerment, housing, racial justice, and sexual assault crisis. The company was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Wilmington, DE.

Executive Director
Prior - 2020

Provide runaway and homeless youth with safe shelter, assist in the prevention and resolution of family conflicts, and reunify families whenever possible.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

YWCA Delaware provides community service on the special needs of women. It offers programs that focus on economic and youth empowerment, housing, racial justice, and sexual assault crisis. The company was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Wilmington, DE.

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$500 - $999
2017

Provide runaway and homeless youth with safe shelter, assist in the prevention and resolution of family conflicts, and reunify families whenever possible.

$250 - $499
2016

Provide runaway and homeless youth with safe shelter, assist in the prevention and resolution of family conflicts, and reunify families whenever possible.

$1 - $999
2016

YWCA Delaware provides community service on the special needs of women. It offers programs that focus on economic and youth empowerment, housing, racial justice, and sexual assault crisis. The company was founded in 1895 and is headquartered in Wilmington, DE.

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Michelle Basham is affiliated with YWCA Delaware, Inc., The Bridge for Youth, YWCA Delaware, Inc.

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