Michelle BarnettMichelle Barnett

Board Member

Program Manager for both the felony and misdemeanor Veterans Treatment Court programs (VTC) in Houston, TX

I am a disabled combat veteran and an experienced case manager with a passion for helping other veterans improve their lives. I served in the Army as a military police officer for nearly 8 years from 1999 to 2007. During my active-duty, I completed two 6-month deployments to Kosovo in 2000 and 2002, and a year-long deployment to Iraq during the initial invasion from March 2003-March 2004. During my first 6-month tour to Kosovo, I had the honor of providing personal security detail (PSD) for General Casey, and during my tour to Iraq I was involved in the first battle of Samarra in November 2003. Following 5 years of active duty, I attended Sam Houston State University, while also serving in the Army Reserves. In December 2008, I graduated Cum Laude, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. I received my Master of Science in Addiction Counseling degree on May 7, 2022, from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, achieved National Certified Counselor (NCC) status shortly thereafter, and I am currently working towards full state licensure as a licensed chemical dependency counselor (LCDC) and a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Texas.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my 4 dogs (including service dog River June), making memories with family and friends, motorcycle riding, going to the gun range, attending concerts, spending time outdoors in nature, and attending events to network with other veterans.

I have volunteered with many Veteran non-profit organizations including the Travis Manion Foundation “Lady Spartans,” Impact A Hero, and The Mission Continues. I also served as the Senior Vice Commander for VFW Post 12075 located in the Humble/Kingwood/Atascocita area from 2017 to 2018, and I am a current life-time member of VFW Post 2427 in Tomball, TX.

I can be found on LinkedIn.