Michelle Stacpoole is the Head of Communications, Projects and Events for Adopt Change and the My Forever Family NSW program. For the past five years at Adopt Change, Michelle has helped drive the increase in awareness for children to have safe and stable homes with supports to thrive. This has included increasing the number of potential carer homes across NSW through research-based communications and campaigns, and developing strategic national campaigns to drive systemic change for children and young people in out-of-home care.
Michelle understands the impacts of impermanency and champions the need for greater trauma awareness, co-authoring research in the child-welfare space.
With a bachelor’s degree with distinction honours in communications and public relations and a Dean’s medallist at Western Sydney University, Michelle is a presenter, MC and communications professional with extensive experience directing communications, campaigns, programs, projects and events at a senior level.