Michele Thornton (she/her)
Board Vice Chair & Marketing Committee Chair
Michele Thornton is a professor, consultant, and healthcare researcher. She and her wife Gillian moved to Rochester from her hometown of Chicago, IL in 2017. At that time, Michele had just completed her PhD in Public Health and came here to join the School of Business graduate faculty at SUNY Oswego. There, she teaches Health Policy, Health Economics and Global Business and Society. Additionally, Michele is the school’s chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
When not obsessing over work and politics, Michele is an avid traveler, movie buff, aspiring gardener and proud mom to her boxer Darwin. Michele and her wife have been supporters of ImageOut since they moved to New York, and are thrilled to continue working to bring this amazing festival to life each year.