Michele Janin is a community leader and volunteer living in Indianapolis, and a member of the board of directors of the Center for Progressive Reform.
Janin serves on several nonprofit boards, including Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana, and she chairs the Planned Parenthood of Indiana Political Action Committee, working on electoral activities in support of Indiana candidates who will use their public offices to increase access to and information about sexual and reproductive health care for all of the people of the state of Indiana. She also serves on the Executive Committee of Women's Fund of Central Indiana, bringing transformative change to women and girls in the areas of domestic violence, economic empowerment, care giving, and issues targeted to serve girls from disadvantaged backgrounds.
As a member of the Executive Committee of WFYI Public Media, the public television and radio organization for Central Indiana, Janin also served on both the Search Committee for the new CEO and the Capital Campaign Committee. In addition, she was on the Executive Committee of the Board for Park Tudor School in Indianapolis, chaired its Development Committee, and co-chaired the Annual Fund Committee for several years.
Janin began her career in public relations, living and working in New York City, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Northern California, and then pursued a career in philanthropy with the Cummins Engine Foundation in Columbus, Indiana, and Huddersfield, England. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management (a Master's level program) from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Michele and her husband Tom Linebarger live in Indianapolis. The have two adult daughters, one in New York City and the other in San Francisco.