Michael joined Southwest Care in January 2021 with over 20 years of executive healthcare management experience. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer at Tyler Family Circle of Care and Chief Operations Officer at several Federally Qualified Health Centers. From 2016-2021, Michael also served as a member of the Texas Medicaid Managed Care Advisory Committee, which provides direction to Health and Human Services to determine how Medicaid is implemented state-wide.
Michael is a United States Marine Corps veteran who earned a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Leadership with a Business minor from University of the Cumberlands, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management, and Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business and Leadership with a minor in Communications from Marylhurst University. Michael is recognized by the Medical Group Management Association as a Certified Medical Practice Executive, has a Green Belt Lean Six Sigma from Washington State University, and is certified in Conflict Resolution and Mediation.
Michael is married to wife, Florinda, and has four children: Alex, Andy, Laila, and Edmond. He enjoys basketball, golf, and playing with his children.