Michele Wiesner, Director of the Volunteer Program, is responsible for the growth and development of the Hire Heroes USA’s Volunteer Program. The organization has over 400 active volunteers located across the country, representing a wide variety of experience levels and industries.
Ms. Wiesner received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of North Georgia (formerly North Georgia College & State University). She earned a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Georgia, and she also holds a Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA). Her professional background includes experience in program development, training, grant writing, leadership, and event management from the local government and nonprofit sectors.
Ms. Wiesner joined Hire Heroes USA full time in 2012 as the organization’s first Volunteer Coordinator, responsible for the creation of the Volunteer Program. She was promoted to Manager in 2013 and then to Director of the Volunteer Program in late 2015. She grew up in Georgia and currently resides just east of Athens with her husband.