Michelle Jackson, AVP, Market Development, Unum. Michelle Jackson has a passion for helping people overcome challenges. After obtaining her bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work, she initially practiced clinical social work in Virginia, helping adolescents and adults dealing with behavioral health issues. Her work at Unum has involved managing clinical and vocational resources and return to work strategies for the company’s large clients. Michelle works closely with Unum’s internal teams and clients on absence management and workforce strategies. Michelle has been the guiding force behind the development of this mental health report, which will bring much-needed attention to this important workplace topic.