Michelle Mainez was named the Chief Operations Officer for Redwood Family Care Network in April 2022. Michelle contributes more than 27 years of experience in the health and human services field serving in various leadership capacities. Michelle has a proven track record in development, delivery and growth of high quality supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the lifespan. Michelle has a longstanding commitment to create pathways of opportunity and development for aspiring leaders in the health and human services field.
Michelle originally joined People’s Care as the Executive Director of Community Engagement and Development and expanded her role with the establishment of Redwood Family Care Network in June 2021. Michelle was responsible for the agency’s legislative advocacy and community relations. She established and Co-Chaired the Retention and Culture Committee and led marketing, branding, communication, and many agency initiatives. She provided guidance to operation leaders and partnered with regulatory agencies on new development, project management, facility maintenance and focused quality improvement needs.
Outside of work, Michelle enjoys giving back to her community as a member of the National Charity League and Board Member of the Richard D. Davis Foundation for the Developmentally Disabled. She is a first-generation college graduate with a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from California State University, San Bernardino. She is fueled by her family both as a wife and a mother of two daughters and believes in the importance of making room for humor and laughter in our daily lives. Michelle’s “Why” is her passion to inspire others to invest their time, talents, and skills towards driving meaningful change in their communities and in the lives of others.