Michelle Pleshe earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science in 1985 from Old Dominion University. Prior to joining the MAPS PBC, Michelle worked in clinical data management at IQVIA as a director of programming shared service where she lead a team of clinical study designers and validation leads. During Michelle’s 29 years at IQVIA, she has worked across all phases of studies and multiple therapeutic areas. She has extensive experience in building and validating clinical studies in multiple EDC platforms and developing strong technical teams. At MAPS PBC, Michelle will serve as Head of Data Management and Services, focusing on the oversight of clinical system and software development through the lifecycle including evaluation, implementation/development, maintenance, archiving, and documentation.
Michelle is passionate about giving back to the community. She volunteers her time with SPCA of Wake County to help pets find their forever home and supports North Carolina Special Olympics as an athlete assistant during competitions.
Michelle joined MAPS PBC in order to use her many years of experience in clinical research to have a closer connection to the research and patients involved. She is passionate about the mission and believes these therapies can save lives and make a true difference to thousands.
In Michelle’s free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is working on improving her photography skills and loves to take pictures of nature displaying passion and glory.