Michelle Amato, LMSW

Chief of Staff

Michelle Amato joined Little Flower in 2007 working in the Foster Care, Residential Treatment Center, Bridges to Health, and Health Home departments.  She currently serves as Chief of Staff.  As Chief of Staff, Michelle works with internal and external stakeholders furthering the organization’s overall goals and objectives.  She leads the Human Resources department and the External Relations and Communications department, which services both Little Flower and its affiliate, St. John’s Residence for Boys.  Michelle also leads the agency’s Risk Management Team.  In 2016 and again in 2020, she worked with Little Flower leaders and Board to shape, develop, and implement the larger strategic plan.

She holds a Masters of Social Work degree from Stony Brook University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ithaca College.  In 2018, she was recognized by NYN Media as a distinguished “40 Under 40” Rising Star.  In addition to her work at Little Flower, Michelle sits on the board at the Child Care Council of Suffolk County, an organization whose mission is to ensure every child has equitable access to quality early care and learning opportunities.