An Unsolved Medical Mystery Sheds New Light on Ebola | Michelle Barnes | TEDxMileHigh

An Unsolved Medical Mystery Sheds New Light on Ebola | Michelle Barnes | TEDxMileHigh

Video: An Unsolved Medical Mystery Sheds New Light on Ebola | Michelle Barnes | TEDxMileHigh


Michelle Barnes explains how diagnosing her unsolved illness created new opportunities in the global health research response to the current Ebola and Marburg outbreak centered in West Africa.

Michelle founded Interim Leadership Solutions to lead non-profit organizations through complex transitions. On a trip to Uganda, Michelle contracted Marburg Disease and miraculously survived, not knowing the cause of her illness until recently.

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Michelle Barnes is a principal at Interim Leadership Solutions, which she founded to lead nonprofits through complex transitions. She moved to the nonprofit world after bringing with her best practices from the fast-paced tech world in which she worked for 15 years. She has since held executive-level roles at Outward Bound USA and the Outdoor Industry Association/Foundation. Michelle also loves to travel.

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