Michael comes to CURYJ with 20 years of experience in social impact and policy strategy, where he has worked in roles across communications, engagement, partnerships and research.
Prior to joining CURYJ, Michael developed and implemented a national public media partnership project with Independent Lens on PBS, connecting documentaries, docuseries and journalism to local, state and national criminal legal reform organizations to boost the work of people on the front lines of justice reform, to spark community conversations, and to counter dehumanizing narratives dominant in media. Michael managed the public health and human rights legislative watchdog and counter lobby strategy project Preemption Watch, and held various roles across national and regional public health organizations focusing on policies and programs to address socioeconomic and policy drivers of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ health disparities.
Michael completed his Masters of Public Health at New York Medical College, his BA degree at Antioch College. Michael sits on the Grants and Programs Committee of the Horizons Foundation, and is a member of the Delta Omega honorary society for studies in public health.
Michael is honored for the opportunity to serve the mission of CURYJ and the community in this role.