Michaela was born in Stockholm Sweden, and came to the United States in 2002, where she attended George Mason University. She graduated with a B.S. in Marketing through the School of Business Management.

Michaela joined the Call to Action Foundation in 2022, after spending over a decade working in fundraising and non-profit management in the Washington, D.C. area. Most recently, she served as the President & CEO of Mentor Foundation USA, the U.S. chapter of an international non-profit established by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden, and the World Health Organization focusing on adolescent substance use prevention.

In 2020 she co-authored the study Peer-to-Peer Social Media as an Effective Prevention Strategy: Quasi-Experimental Evaluation with George Washington University, which was published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth. The study focused on social media as a low-cost potentially high-impact approach to disseminate prevention messages among youth.

Michaela has a strong track record of building cross-sector partnerships and was recognized by the Washington Life Magazine as one of the Washingtonians under 40 driving the city forward. She is excited to bring her expertise to Salt Lake City in support of the Call to Action Foundation and its partners.

We strengthen children and families through investments in equitable access to early childhood education, early childhood and family mental health, affordable housing, and food security.