The Komen Columbus Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of its newest member, Michelle Wong-Halabi, who will serve as an at-large Director and representative for the Komen Young Professionals (KYP) committee.
Michelle currently serves as the Membership co-chair for the KYP, helping to grow membership through community events and by collaboration with other young professional groups in Columbus.
As a member of the Affiliate Board, Michelle will take part in strategic planning and financial decisions for the affiliate.
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with the other board members and finding new ways to contribute to this important cause on a personal and professional level,” Michelle said. “I am also excited to bridge the creativity, energy and enthusiasm of KYP members with the resources and wisdom of the Komen Board. KYP members have as many skills and interests as there are opportunities to become actively involved in Komen. I’d love to be able to bring both forces together to do even bigger and better things. ”
Michelle joins a board of 10 others, headed by President Connie Browning, the former president of AT&T Ohio. The group meets monthly and takes part in many of the Komen Columbus activities.
When not volunteering for Komen, Michelle can be found at Kegler, Brown, Hill and Ritter where she serves as a senior associate attorney practicing estate planning and probate.
“My job is really about understanding my clients’ worries and concerns and preparing a game plan to take care of them and their families in the event of death or illness,” Michelle said.
She also finds time to volunteer for Project Mentor through Big Brothers/Big Sisters and is active in various legal organizations and associations.