Michele Sare, MSN, RN
Michele Sare has dedicated the majority of her professional life –spanning 40 years—to improving health in rural and resource-poor communities. She founded Nurses for Nurses International Foundation, which works to close the gap between disparity and inequity in healthcare in rural and resource poor communities in Haiti, Montana, Mongolia and Nicaragua through the skill, knowledge, attributes, and strengths of the world’s largest professional healthcare workforce—nursing—the profession of care. She has also authored several internationally distributed texts, and remains a speaker, trainer, university level professor, activist, and advocate, and a consultant for rural and frontier public health. She has helped design and implement successful legislation, and deliver innovative and responsive educational offerings in Indonesia, Haiti, Mongolia, and across several US states, particularly in the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Michele knows what it takes to effect change and to address the tough choices in healthcare.