Michele Zielinski is a bladder cancer survivor - and the proud owner of a neobladder! She has been an active BCC volunteer since 2012, dedicated to supporting patients, caregivers and clinicians through support groups, education sessions, and awareness/fundraising campaigns.
Michele is currently an independent business consultant with a passion for complex problem solving, strategic innovation and “work that matters most”. With over 30 years of progressive senior leadership experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, she has worked expansively in the healthcare industry. More recently, Michele led the start-up of Wellspring Edmonton, a non-medical cancer support centre – the 9th Wellspring in Canada.
In her spare time, Michele is working to complete a Masters in Organizational Leadership, with specialization in strategic innovation and change management. When not in front of a computer, Michele can be found in her garden, camping, fishing, kayaking, cycling or practicing yoga. She and her husband, Claude, live in rural Alberta.