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Michelle has over 30 years working in the medical fitness community, 24 were at the Reh-Fit Centre, Winnipeg. As Director of Program, she was responsible for developing and implementing cardiac rehab, prevention and chronic disease programs well as adult health and fitness programs/services with an interdisciplinary team of professionals. Currently she is the manager of the WRHA Chronic Disease Collaborative, looking at prevention and management of chronic disease from a systems perspective.
Michelle Meade grew up in St.Vital. As a kid she rode her bike to the monkey trails in St. Vital Park, went with her parents buy fruit and vegetables at the market gardens along St. Mary’s Road. As an adult resident, she saw that Bishop Grandin Boulevard ( BGG) offered an opportunity to repurpose an undesirable green space that could connect a community.
Michelle Meade is a founding member of Bishop Grandin Greenway since the beginning, in 2000 and president for 8 last years. The 5 km of greenspace now boasts a trail that offers active and passive recreation and transportation,
Michelle has a non- traditional background in the health world. With an undergraduate degree in the field of kinesiology, certificate in management, she also is Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP) and Clinical Exercise Specialist in Cardiac Rehabilitation (ACSM). She also sits on the advisory committee for the University of Manitoba Faculty of Kinesiology and former executive of national Board of Directors for Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention.