Since moving to Santa Fe from New York City in 1992, Michael has been involved with many local and statewide AIDS Service Organizations. Michael was one of the founders of the Northern New Mexico People Living with AIDS Coalition and served as its Executive Director for two years. Michael has also served on the Santa Fe CARES Board of Directors, HIV-Coordinating Council’s Steering Committee, Governor’s AIDS Task Force, and still serves on the Southwest CARE Clinic’s Community Task Force/Advisory Board and AID & Comfort Board of Director. Michael is the author of the Phoenix Rising HIV/AIDS Re-entry Resource Guide that helps individuals with HIV/AIDS to address return to work and re-entry issues and to re-engage in life. In his spare time Michael enjoys traveling and ballroom dance.