Michelle Samplin-Salgado

Art Director

Pronouns: she/her


Michelle cares deeply about creating things that matter and is passionate about the role of design to inspire change.

Before coming to NTEN, she designed public health campaigns, messages, and strategic communications around HIV, family planning, and tobacco cessation. She also taught a graduate-level course on the role of design and public health. Earlier she oversaw communications activities at the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention.

Primarily self-taught, Michelle studied art and design in Boston and Miami after taking loads of summer and afterschool art classes as a little girl growing up in Phoenix. She attended school in Tucson and Honolulu, was a research fellow in Vietnam, and volunteered with the Peace Corps in Ecuador. When not designing something, chances are Michelle is riding her bike to a yoga class. On a really good day, she might be scuba diving.

In 2014, after an icy 14 years in Boston, Michelle moved to Miami Beach, where she lives with her husband.

Staff Listing

Amy Sample Ward

Chief Executive Officer

Andrea Post

Conference Director

Ash Shepherd

Chief Program Officer

Daniel Fellini

Senior Web Development Manager

Drew Pizzolato

Senior Program and Product Manager

Eileigh Doineau

Senior Development Manager

Jarlisa Corbett

Office and Admin Coordinator

Jeremy Garcia

Senior Program Manager

Jude Parker Koski

Membership and Community Director

Karl Hedstrom

IT Director

Lauren Gall

Administrative Assistant

Leana Mayzlina

Senior Program Manager

Pattie Carlin

Finance and Operations Director

Samara Islam

Program Coordinator

Share Roman

Impact Coordinator

Thomas Negron

Communications Director

Tristan Penn

Senior Manager of Equity and Accountability