Michelle Ores

Attorney and Philanthropist

Michelle Ores, who practiced trusts and estates law, recently earned a Master in Public Health degree. Over the past 35 years, she has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including The Brotherhood Sister Sol (Bro/Sis), Friends of JCC Krakow, Global Goods Partners and the Commission of Jewish Identity and Renewal of the UJA-Federation of New York. Ms. Ores is now involved with research and program planning for New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Community Pediatrics department and its Northern Manhattan Early Childhood Collaborative.

Ms. Ores has been an active board member of Bro/Sis, a holistic youth development program in Harlem, for the past 10 years and co-chaired its capital campaign. Ms. Ores co-led the capital campaign’s fundraising efforts to build a new five-story, state-of-the-art center in Hamilton Heights in Harlem, the only after- school community youth center in the neighborhood. The new center allows Bro/Sis to expand services and training for its youth members and to provide children with a beautiful space for their after-school programming, new health and wellness support, and training on their youth development model. The center also enables Bro/Sis to broaden their youth-led social justice work.

Ms. Ores earned a Master of Public Health degree at Columbia University Mailman School of Public
Health, a Juris Doctor from New York Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University; she has also been a Wexner Heritage Program fellow. Ms. Ores lives in New York City.