Michèle Appelshaeuser began her career as a psychiatric nurse. In a second step, she focused on the health executive diploma. She has held this position as a manager and trainer. She then enriched her skills with a master’s degree in Patient Therapeutic Education (Paris 6, Pierre and Marie Curie University). Since then, she has coordinated therapeutic education programs within her health care facility because the patient’s place as a care partner is an idea she defends.
She has also been a visiting expert since 2009 for the High Authority of Health. This experience is a real personal and professional enrichment. It involves, among other things, a permanent professional questioning and a continuous immersion in the field.
After an experience as a pole manager in psychiatry, she turned to the position of director of care. Since obtaining this diploma, she has been Director of Care in a training institute.
For many years, she has been strongly involved in the associative fabric and has been able to experience several functions within various structures such as the position of secretary and president of the Ariane Association. This association manages the rental of community apartments for psychiatric patients.
Since May 2018, she has been secretary of Rebond du Cœur, a newly founded association. The mission of the association Rebond du Cœur is to promote the professional integration of young adults from disadvantaged childhood.