Michelle Apuzzio

Michelle Apuzzio

Director, Programs & Communications 

Having dedicated her career to serving non-profit organizations as a communications strategist and public relations specialist, Michelle Apuzzio now works as director of programs and communications for NACU.

Working with NACU

Michelle began working with NACU in 2008 as an independent communications provider, eventually coming on board full-time in 2015. While maintaining her role overseeing communications, she also manages events and programs and assists with operations in a concerted effort to build relationships and opportunities among NACU campuses.

Leadership and Associations

A proponent of civic engagement, Michelle is active in local non-profit organizations and politics in the Greater Boston area. Presently she is on the board of the Dedham School of Music and serves as an elected Town Meeting Representative in Dedham, Mass. Michelle is also part of the Town of Dedham Charter Review Committee. She has previously served as an executive officer for both the Dedham School of Music and Dedham Square Circle.

Prior to Joining NACU

Prior to joining NACU, Michelle was an independent writer, editor, and communications strategy consultant, working with clients in higher education and healthcare. She also created and taught a portfolio-writing course for nurses.


  • Boston University, M.S., Physical Therapy
  • Boston University, B.S., Health Studies (with honors)