Michael was born in Albuquerque, NM. He has always possessed a kind heart and loving spirit. As a child Michael had his fair share of illness and hospitalizations. Throughout all of this he discovered his passion for caring for others and developed a drive to become a nurse. Michael attended Albuquerque Public Schools Career Enrichment Center, Practical Nursing program, thus graduating from high school as a LPN. Following LPN school Michael worked at UNMH inpatient as well as outpatient.
After several years at UNM, Michael transitioned over to PHS where he has performed several different roles, including Occupational Medicine. 5 years after working at PHS, Michael decided to return to CNM (TVI at the time) and obtain his ASN. After completing his RN he worked 3 years in the NICU, and then returned to Occupational Medicine as a clinic Lead. Michael was clinic lead for 2 years, and then went as needed to stay home and care for his 2 young children. Michael returned to full time work in 2015 as a Short Term Disability Case Manager for PHS, thus sparking his interest to become a CCM. Michael got certified in Case Management in 2016. At that time he decided it was time for a change, and switched positions to a Transition of Care Nurse Case Manager within the PA team at Fluent/Presbyterian Health Plan. This is where Michael feels most at home and can truly utilize the skills he has worked diligently to obtain.
Michael is new to the Board, and is happy to take on the role of Treasurer for the NM Rio Grande Chapter of CMSA. He looks forward to serving on the board and assisting his fellow board members.