Michael Manganiello is a Partner at HCM Strategists located in Washington, DC. A born advocate, Michael believes in the power of the patient to impact major changes in health policy – a power that is amplified when groups unite around a common agenda. Michael founded HCM Strategists with Kristin Hultquist 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.
Through his work at HCM, Michael is on the frontlines of public health working with clients on precision medicine solutions to cancer and reducing stigma in the opioid crisis by advancing medication-assisted treatment. Michael brings to HCM an impressive track record of building effective coalitions within the health care community. Tapped as the first senior vice president of government relations for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, he played an integral role in establishing the foundation as a leading force for advancing medical research and improving quality of life for the mobility impaired. Michael was also a founding member, president emeritus and board member of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR), where he brought together more than 100 diverse organizations in support of groundbreaking medical research.
Previously, Michael proudly served on many advisory panels and boards, including the board of Whitman Walker Health, an exemplar of innovative healthcare access and the largest provider of HIV/AIDS health services in Washington, the National Institutes of Health Director’s Council of Public Representatives where he served directly under Dr. Elias Zerhouni, the National Association for Biomedical Research and the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
Michael lives in Washington, D.C. in the vibrant Logan Circle neighborhood.
Monday, September 23
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM