Michael leads Seattle Foundation’s targeted community impact work aimed at advancing equity and opportunity in Greater Seattle. He oversees grantmaking, strategic partnership development, collective impact efforts and nonprofit collaborations and incubations.
Prior to joining Seattle Foundation, Michael served as a legislative aide to City of Seattle Councilmember Richard McIver and Deputy Director for the Washington Association for Community Economic Development. He received his Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Loyola University (New Orleans). Michael is president of the Building Changes Board of Directors, a commissioner at the King County Housing Authority, and a board member of Futurewise, Neighborhood Funders Group and the Washington State Budget and Policy Center.