Michael is a grants management advisor to the Director of the Office of Strategic Coordination, OD. He facilitates the communication of funding decisions from OSC to the grants offices of the administering ICs and provides grants guidance and support to both the OSC and the IC Grants Offices. Michael earned a BS in Business Management from the University of Maryland. He spent 14 years in the banking industry before joining NIH. In 1990, he went to work for NHLBI as a grants management specialist. He worked there for over a decade before moving to NIAMS as the Deputy Chief for their grants office. He was involved in training for grants specialists and seminars for the Society of Research Administrators. He left the government for a brief period, and returned to grants management work, this time on the NIH Roadmap, now known as the Common Fund. His past four years there has seen a marked growth in the number of programs that the CF supports and a refinement in the grants operations process.