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Ms. Michelle Barnes-Russell, Member

Michelle is a 1992, graduate of Virginia State University with a B.S in Public Administration and M.S Degree in Organizational Leadership from Mountain State University in 2004. Michelle has over 20 years’ experience in Business/ Management/ Human Resource and Labor Relations. Michelle is the WV Broadband Manager for Frontier Communications.  She earned a Professional Women’s Business Management Certification from Simmons College in 2008.  She is a graduate of both Leadership Berkeley County (2008) and Leadership West Virginia (2013).  She was appointed by the Governor to the WV Women’s Commission 2014 and 2018. She is a member of the Berkeley County Schools Multicultural Committee, and is serving in her second term on the school board.  She is actively involved in the TRIO Upward Bound program, the BCS Empowerment Project, and the Help Bridge Pilot Project. Michelle is a member of the Eastern Panhandle Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Martin Luther King Scholarship committee, and a member of Berkeley County NAACP.  As a member of Destiny Baptist Church, she serves as President of the Women’s Ministry. Michelle and her husband Phil have two children. Her email is