Michael Svete earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana and his Master of Science Degree in Public Service from DePaul University. He started his professional career in 1998 as a Project Coordinator for White Crane Wellness Center, a not-for-profit agency that works to improve and sustain the health and well-being of older adults.  Since 2002, Michael has served as the Associate Director of White Crane Wellness Center.  In this role, Michael has designed, coordinated, and evaluated multiple community-based programs for diverse populations of older adults. He has managed multiple city, county, and state health and aging grants and partnered with more than 100 community-based organizations throughout Cook and Lake County.