Michelle Gabriel, Chair
Michelle Gabriel has been a part of the Woodland community since 2012, and joined the board in 2014. She has a background in nursing, having had a passion for healthcare since she was a child. In her role as the Director of Performance Improvement at El Camino Hospital, she is responsible for supporting El Camino’s performance on strategic and organizational priorities through improving processes and developing people. Prior to working at El Camino Hospital, she worked for 12 years at VA Palo Alto Health Care System in various roles, from an advance practice nurse in palliative care, to a program manager for palliative care in the region, to a process improvement coach and then the Director of Process Improvement. She first entered nursing as a staff nurse on Stanford’s Blood and Marrow Transplant Unit.
Michelle has a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University and a Master of Science from The University of California in San Francisco. She is the mother of two Woodland boys, Aiden (class of 2021) and Kyle (class of 2024).