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President & Chief Executive Officer, Friendship Place
Jean-Michel Giraud has worked in a variety of community-based settings including intellectual disabilities, autism, mental health, dual recovery and homeless services. As Friendship Place’s President and CEO, he has grown the organization from a neighborhood association to a regional homeless services provider through best practice development and partnership building.
Jean-Michel holds a Master’s Degree and Doctoral Qualification in American Studies from Montpellier University in France, an MBA Certificate from Tulane University and undergraduate degrees from La Sorbonne Nouvelle and Paris X University. He is a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner and holds a certification in dual recovery.
He is a member of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals. He serves on the DC Interagency Council on Homelessness.
Jean-Michel is a recipient of the 2010 Meyer Foundation Exponent Award for Visionary Non-Profit Leadership and blogs on homelessness on The Huffington Post.