Michelle Lafferty  MSW, LCSW

Director of Education and Advancement

Michelle has had a working relationship with Hand in Hand since 2016, she has recently chosen to come back to work at Hand in Hand in 2021.  She chose to work at Hand in Hand over the years to be a part of the incredible growth that she gets to see in action.  Michelle chose to work in this field in order to help others and see positive personal growth happening in people’s lives and in the community.  Michelle enjoys motivating and inspiring others to make changes and accomplishments in their own personal goals.  In her personal time she enjoys physical fitness and has recently began running after a 20 year absence.  Michelle is fond of Zumba, Pound classes and HIIT workouts.  She has a passion for chocolate and an obsession with shoes.

Other Member


Darla Dodds

MA, LPC, CPRP - Founder/CEO

Amy Nolf

Manager of Human Resources and Finances

Heather Rand

Administrative Assistant at Hand in Hand