Michelle Pullaro

Chief Operating Officer

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Pronouns: She/Her

Michelle Pullaro is the Chief Operating Officer at Per Scholas. In this role, Michelle is responsible for overseeing all Training operations while continuing to lead the strategic growth aspects of our business, including Diverse by Design, Expansion, IT/IS, Legal, and Project Management.  

Michelle served as Per Scholas’s Chief Administrative Officer from 2015 through 2021. Immediately prior, Michelle served as Managing Partner of the management consulting firm, Quidoo, helping nonprofits develop the management and organizational capacity to achieve positive results. She was also the Executive Director for Taproot Foundation, Eastern Region. Michelle is a “boomerang” employee of Per Scholas—from 2002-2007, she oversaw Per Scholas’ operations and covered marketing, fund development, program design, and manufacturing. 

Prior to her nonprofit career, Michelle held various leadership roles with Automatic Data Processing (ADP) in Sales Management, Corporate Training, and Corporate Marketing. While at ADP, she received numerous awards and distinctions. Michelle received her Bachelor’s in Economics and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MBA with a focus on Marketing and Nonprofit Management from Baruch College.


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