Credentials: BA '83
Position title: Caregiver
Meghan Morrissey graduated with a BA with Honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983. One of her favorite experiences was her field placement working with adolescents as part of her Social Work major. Meghan worked in Student Affairs for three universities before completing an MBA in International Marketing at New York University in 1991. She subsequently worked in international consumer marketing for AT&T.Meghan retired from active employment after her first child was diagnosed with autism at age three to focus on advocating for services and managing education and therapy for her son. While in high school, her daughter began to struggle with mental health challenges and Meghan accessed services and worked for numerous years to manage her care. Meghan’s social work experience is as a caregiver and client seeking and accessing services for her now young adult children.While raising her kids, Meghan volunteered extensively in her local schools, primarily serving in leadership positions in the PTA. She worked on her school district’s Special Needs Committee and developed parent education programs to assist parents in accessing appropriate services for their students after high school. Meghan was also a board member of her local National Charity League chapter, volunteering countless hours alongside her daughter, and establishing numerous programs to help adolescent girls develop leadership skills.Meghan is a member of the Board of Trustees for Whittier College in Los Angeles where her son with autism graduated in 2016. Meghan lives in Danville, CA with her husband Mike, a 1982 UW-Madison graduate.