Michele Dusenbery (Executive Director & chair of the Board of Directors)
Michele serves as Executive Director and Administrator for DART, Inc. As a founding Board member, her experience includes selling workplace violence training to business clients and working with schools and private organizations to provide DateSmart – Healthy Relationships and Teen Dating Abuse Prevention to 8th grade students. She has been intricately involved in customization of curriculum to fit client needs. She has recruited and trained new instructors. Michele has also participated in fundraising activities and has been primarily responsible for grant writing.
Michele received a BA in Zoology from the University of New Hampshire in 1977. She then spent 22 years in the medical/dental field doing office work of every variety. She studied the martial arts for 11 years and taught every age group. She developed and taught the children’s program for her karate school. Michele retired as a martial arts instructor with a rank of 2nd degree Black Belt.