Michael Wertz, Development Coordinator, started with HEF in August 2019 after positions as a Youth Development Director with the YMCA of Greater Richmond and the YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Michael was a founding staff member of HEF’s Learning & Discovery program during the 2019-20 school year and was HEF’s Sr. Program Coordinator for the program before moving into the Development department in January 2021. Michael obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Lynchburg and is a graduate of Chesterfield County Public Schools.
In his free time Michael enjoys hiking, reading, and is an avid sports fan. His favorite part about working for HEF is building relationships with key stakeholders and sharing his passion of making public schools stronger for all students.