Michelle joined The Foundation as executive director in March 2020. A graduate of Sidney High School who spent most of her childhood living in Piqua, she holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a certificate in journalism from Indiana University. She began her career at a daily newspaper in Colorado as a photographer and features writer, and later served as the editor. She transitioned into marketing, public relations and nonprofit management roles in the health care, early childhood development and economic development fields. After many years in Colorado and a stint at a statewide University of Kentucky-affiliated nonprofit, Michelle is excited to be back at home near family.
Michelle enjoys photography, gardening and writing. She looks forward to becoming a hobby farmer and becoming involved in local organizations with missions close to her heart.
Donna joined The Foundation in January 2022 as its new executive assistant.
She has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit field, most recently as a gift processing specialist at the Wright State University Foundation and an administrative assistant supporting the Dayton Metro Library Foundation.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in music and a graduate degree in humanities from Wright State University and is a trained therapeutic musician. A trained flutist, she has been a member of the Piqua Civic Band for over seven years and has played with the Springboro Wind Symphony for two years.
Hangen is a lifelong resident of Brookville, where she resides with her husband, and has a grown son who lives in Union.