Michele Rigsby Pauley, RN, MSN, CPNP

Program Director 

Cedars-SinaiMichele Rigsby Pauley, RN, MSN, CPNP is Program Director for the COACH for Kids® and Their Families program at Cedars-Sinai. Ms. Rigsby Pauley is responsible for the programmatic and clinical operations of a full range of comprehensive community outreach, including medical, mental health, case management, nutrition and dental services provided by the COACH for Kids® program.

Ms. Rigsby Pauley is on the board of directors of the California School Health Centers Association and is the co-founder and past chair of the Los Angeles Coalition of Mobile Medical Units.  She is a member of the California Coalition for Childhood Immunizations/Los Angeles, the local and national chapters of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), the California Association of Nurse Practitioners and is a founding board member of the International Mobile Health Association. She has made numerous presentations, both locally and nationally, about mobile healthcare for underserved children.

Ms. Rigsby Pauley is a recipient of the 2010 Professional Achievement Award from the University of San Francisco Alumni Association, the 2010 California Nurse Excellence Award in Teaching and the 2000 Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority Community Service Award as well as numerous other commendations for excellence in community . She was featured in the February 2001 edition of the American Journal of Nursing, which highlighted her work with COACH for Kids®.  Ms. Rigsby Pauley was featured in both the August 2010 and September 2010 issues of Nurse Week.

Ms. Rigsby Pauley received her undergraduate training from the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and her graduate training from the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing.