Posted on December 22, 2022 by IPR -
Michael brings more than 12 years of experience in policy analysis, program design and improvement, and technical assistance for poverty reduction and nutrition assistance programs. He has developed regulations and policy guidance at the federal and state levels, led program improvement efforts to increase administrative efficiencies and reduce payment errors, and designed and implemented food and income security programs at the state level.
At Westat Insight, Michael supports policy and technical assistance work serving the federal government, state human service agencies, and community organizations. For example, he provides policy analysis and research expertise for various Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) projects for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). He also provides guidance on applying a human-centered design approach to Westat Insight work.
Before joining Westat Insight, Michael was a deputy administrator for the Government of the District of Columbia’s Department of Human Services, where he directed the policy, training, and quality assurance work for the District of Columbia’s public benefit programs including SNAP, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Medicaid, and locally funded cash assistance programs. Michael served for 8 years with USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Michael holds a master’s degree in education policy studies from The George Washington University.