A born advocate, Michael Manganiello believes in the power of patient groups to impact major shifts in health policy. That power is amplified when groups unite around a common agenda. Michael founded HCM with Kristin Conklin and Terrell Halaska as a firm that not only can access major stakeholders in the health care community but can bring them together and find common ground to advance positive change. Michael is driven by this philosophy in his management of the firm’s health policy practice, where he leads the firm’s work for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Novo Nordisk, Faster Cures and the New York Stem Cell Foundation.
Michael has served on several boards and advisory panels, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Council of Public Representatives, the National Association for Biomedical Research, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and the National Symposium on Health Care Reform. He is passionate about his role as a board member of Whitman Walker Health, the largest provider of HIV/AIDS health services in Washington, D.C. and has a strong focus on LGBT health issues. Whitman Walker, a Federally Qualified Health Center, is the new and better entry point for many Americans to receive their health care. It is at the center of the innovative changes that the Affordable Care Act exemplifies. Michael lives in Washington, D.C. in the vibrant Logan Circle neighborhood.