Michele Barber, NP, AOCNP is the Associate Director for Oncology Patient Advocacy at Alkermes, a pharmaceutical company located in Waltham, Massachusetts. Michele began her career in healthcare as an oncology nurse and nurse practitioner and brings almost 20 years of clinical experience caring patients and families undergoing various treatments for cancer to her role. She has seen firsthand the challenges that patients and caregivers experience and the value that support programs provide.
Michele received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salem State University and her master's degree in Gerontological Nursing with a graduate certificate in Palliative Care from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She has been an active member of the Oncology Nursing Society and Boston Oncology Nursing Society since 2001, serving as Chair of the Ethics Special Interest Group at the national level and serving for several years in various roles on the Board of Directors with the local chapter.