Michele Scott

Michele Scott

Tribal Councilor
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation

Michele Scott is a Tribal Councilor for the Mashantucket (Western) Pequot Tribal Nation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University and a Master of Science degree from Quinnipiac University. She also received a Certification in Genealogical Research from Boston University. Michele chairs the Tribe's Economic Development and Health & Human Services Committees. Her commitment to health and economic development has been at the forefront of her professional career; she was Chairwoman of the Mashantucket Pequot Health Care Advisory Board and a founding Director for Command Holdings, LLC. that focuses on federal contracting. Prior to Tribal Council, Michele served as the Executive Director of the Health Education Center, Inc. (HEC) of Connecticut.

Councilor Scott is committed to the broader community outside of her Tribal Council responsibilities. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Public Health Association, United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, and Co-Chair of Women United. Councilor Scott is an Eastern Region Alternate Delegate for the Indian Gaming Association, the National Institutes of Health’s Tribal Advisory Committee Nashville Region Alternate Delegate, and appointed to the Office of Minority Health’s Advisory Committee on Minority Health. Councilor Scott is a member of the Connecticut Chapter of the International Women’s Forum.

For her years of work training healthcare professionals and community advocates, Michele was selected as a Leaders In Action Fellow by the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut. She was recognized as a National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development's Native American 40 Under 40 Award recipient.

Councilor Scott is an enrolled citizen of the Mashantucket (Western) Pequot Tribal Nation and is equally proud of her Eastern Pequot, Narragansett, Shinnecock, and Black ancestry. She resides on the Mashantucket Pequot reservation with her family.