Mike is widely recognized across Canada as a stellar health care champion and advocate.
As a volunteer Vice-President of the Canadian Hemophilia Society, Mike was the national spokesperson for Canadians infected by blood tainted with Hepatitis C. His tireless efforts resulted in a landmark $2.4 billion settlement with the federal government on behalf of the victims of tainted blood. Mike was awarded the Queens Golden Jubilee Award presented by the Governor General of Canada.
As a principal with Grosso McCarthy, Mike has over 15 years of experience with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and over 25 years in health policy and delivery. In 2001, he was appointed Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Health, advising him on physician, nursing and primary care, public health, OHIP, organ transplant, HIV and blood issues. Mike has also been on the front lines of health care, working for 18 years as a psychiatric nurse.