Michele Wiesner, Director of the Volunteer Program, is responsible for the growth and development of the organization’s Volunteer Program. The organization has about 200 active volunteers located all across the country representing a wide variety of experience levels and industries.
Ms. Wiesner received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor’s of Arts in French from the University of North Georgia (formerly North Georgia College & State University). She also holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Georgia. 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, Josh.