Michela Perrone, Ph.D.

Dr. Michela Perrone founded MMP Associates in 1993 in order to support the successful development of nonprofit organizations, their Boards and Chief Executives. Michela’s experience and expertise enable her to be an effective teacher and facilitator, as well as a troubleshooter, a diagnostician of management and governance problems, a team builder and a problem solver, a competent trainer of Boards and executive coach of CEOs.

Michela is a faculty member of Georgetown University’s Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership, a Senior Associate of BoardSource, and a consultant and trainer for the Center for Nonprofit Advancement in Washington D.C. She works with hundreds of Board members, organizations, and Chief Executives annually to support their development and increase their effectiveness.

From 1978 until 1993, Michela was the President of the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute, a non-profit corporation with headquarters in Washington D.C. Under her leadership, the Kennedy Institute grew from a small school for children with intellectual disabilities, with 25 staff and a yearly budget of $400,000, to a multi-faceted organization, where, in over 50 locations, 300 staff serve nearly one thousand children and adults with disabilities, with a budget of over 8 million dollars. Michela trained hundreds of professionals in the USA and abroad in management skills and in the education of people with disabilities.

Between 1969 and 1978, Michela held positions of leadership for six educational and human service organizations in the United States and Europe. Throughout her career, she has consulted with hundreds of organizations in the United States, Europe and Latin America.

A native of Italy, Michela holds Italian and American citizenship. She first came to the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship, and completed her undergraduate work at Macalester College and her graduate and doctoral work at the Union Institute and University. Michela speaks fluent Italian, English, Spanish and French.

To contact Michela, please email her at mperrone@mmp-a.com.