Ms. Plouffe has over 20 years of legal experience and has worked in private practice and in the utilities, health and post-secondary sectors. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree (with distinction) (1992) and her Law degree (1995) from the University of Alberta. After being admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1996, Ms. Plouffe began practicing at Bishop & McKenzie then later moved to Brownlee LLP in 1998. Ms. Plouffe later became legal counsel with EPCOR Utilities Inc. where she practiced in various areas of law. She moved to Alberta Health Services in 2007 and in 2008 became their Associate General Counsel, Litigation, Employment and Regulatory. Michelle Plouffe joined MacEwan University in 2012 as the Vice President, General Counsel and Compliance Officer.
Michelle has been a Board Member for the Association of Corporate Counsel, Alberta Chapter, and is currently the Chair of the Hospital Privileges Appeal Board. Ms. Plouffe has been a volunteer member of the Law Society Audit Committee and is currently a volunteer member of the Conduct Committee.
Michelle was appointed a member of the Balancing Pool Board of Directors effective March 20, 2017, and re-appointed effective March 8, 2021.