Michelle Upchurch is a charter member of the Crisis Response Team, serving
as a lead counselor and supervisor since the inception of the program in 1998. This role has been a supplement to her
primary focus – a proud emergency services mother – with her other interests including free-lance writing, community
involvement, and volunteerism. Michelle has a particular focus on victims’ advocacy, and she complements her CRT
work as a volunteer with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.