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Our Management

Michele Pollock Rich, Executive Director


Michele Pollock Rich is the Executive Director of The Legal Project in Albany, New York.  

Prior to joining The Legal Project, Michele served respectively as the Executive Director of the Grace Smith House, a domestic violence service provider in Poughkeepsie, New York, Executive Director of The Retreat Domestic Violence Services in East Hampton, New York and Program Director for the Camden County Women’s Center in New Jersey.

Michele is an experienced domestic violence advocate and graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia. Michele’s concentration in law related to the rights of women and children, and after completing an internship at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Family Violence & Sexual Assault Unit, Michele dedicated her career to victim services.

Michele received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University at Albany and her Master’s Degree from New York University. Michele was a Fellow in the Omega Institute’s Women’s Leadership Center Collaborative Partner Program in 2016, and a Fellow with the Women’s Policy Institute of New Jersey, working on legislation related to securing the interests of women and girls in New Jersey. Michele also taught middle school and high school for ten years, and has served as an adjunct instructor in Political Science at Concordia College in Bronxville.

Michele is a native of New York’s Hudson Valley, and currently lives in Rhinebeck, New York.