Mike has over 40 years of experience in the field of behavioral health. He spent 19 years at North Shore University Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in a variety of clinical, administrative, research and teaching roles including an academic appointment as Lecturer in Social Work in Psychiatry with NYU. He left North Shore and worked for 7 years as a network engineer at Summit Systems a Wall Street software company. He returned to the behavioral health field at Richmond University Medical Center where he was Director of Outpatient Behavioral Health Services overseeing 8 outpatient behavioral health programs.
While at Richmond University Medical Center he was actively involved with the Staten Island PPS in creating robust collocated integrated primary care and behavioral health programs including tobacco dependence treatment as well as expanding MAT services and integrating CRPAs in outpatient substance abuse programs.
He received his BA from Georgetown College and his MSW from Fordham University School of Social Work.
He has been with the SI PPS since May of 2019, first as Director of Behavioral Health Services and most recently as Director of Veterans Programs. He has drawn on his experience in behavioral health, IT, and business settings to develop innovative and transformative programs.