Michelle Decker

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Michelle Decker
President and CEO
The Community Foundation

Decker currently serves as CEO of Rural Action, a regional sustainable development nonprofit working to build a new, more just economy in Appalachian Ohio through leadership development, social enterprises, and environmental restoration.  For the last 27 years Decker has held leadership positions in community economic development and has specialized in rebuilding or constructing nonprofit development organizations in both urban and rural communities.

Prior to Rural Action, Ms. Decker was the Executive Director of the Southeast Community Development Corporation, working to build healthy and diverse communities in Southeast Baltimore. She was also a co-founder of the Maryland Asset Building Community Development Network, a policy and communications group serving a broad nonprofit constituency.  

Ms. Decker comes to the Foundation after a thoughtful decision to live and work closer to family in Southern California. She has family members in Claremont, CA and will soon be joined by her husband and two children when they arrive in a few months.

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