La Plata, MD – The Southern Maryland Workforce Development Board has elected Michelle Nicholson, Sagepoint Senior Living Services director of Human Resources, as the organization’s new board chair. Unanimously elected during their September meeting, Nicholson will serve a three-year term as chair of the board.

Nicholson is an empathetic, innovative and deliberate human resources professional with over 10 years of progressive experience in human resources management. She is a thought leader with a proven track record of talent engagement and motivation, strategic human capital planning and employment law expertise. Nicholson received a Master of Arts degree from Webster University in Human Resources Management and a second master’s degree in Human Resources Development. Her formal training is an added benefit to her high degree of professional integrity and insightful strategy to build collaborating teams to improve organizational efficiency and human interaction. Her purpose is to uplift, inspire, encourage and support others to be their best self. She hopes to motivate others to strive for their secret and known dreams irrespective of challenges and obstacles.

“This is an exciting time for the Workforce Development Board,” says Ms. Nicholson. “I am looking forward to working with staff and my fellow Board members to tackle a number of priorities, including how we can reconnect opportunity youth to school and work, expand job training programs for ex-offenders, assist businesses in upskilling their employees, and updating the local strategic plan that embraces the new technology and training choices job seekers have now and will have in the future.”

The Workforce Development Board provides oversight and funding direction to Southern Maryland JobSource and has representatives from education, public sector leaders, organized labor, and leaders and advocates for workforce development. For more information about the Workforce Development Board, visit

About Sagepoint Senior Living Services
Sagepoint Senior Living Services is a non-profit organization, headquartered in La Plata, MD. Sagepoint has been providing excellent care and trusted advice to seniors and their families in Southern Maryland for more than 40 years. Today we continue to grow in service and offer an unmatched breadth of trusted care solutions including: adult day services, assisted living, home care, long-term care, memory care, and rehabilitation. To learn more, visit, or call at 301-934-1900.