UCPAGI changes the lives of children and adults with cerebral palsy. Our families face some overwhelming challenges and we’re working to remove the unique barriers they face on a daily basis. As a result, new opportunities through their own abilities are explored. I believe everyone deserves equal access, opportunity and life without limits.
Mike has been involved professionally in the disability community for 16 years. Before joining UCPAGI, Mike was the Executive Director of The Hollis Adams Foundation. Mike has also was an Associate Director at Tangram. Mike was involved in Tangram Business Resourcing, a venture that provides consulting services to companies on issues related to hiring people with disabilities. Mike oversaw job coaching, Ticket to Work, and Vocational Rehabilitation programs. Previously, Mike was a lead in the development and oversight of programs that provide residential services for people with disabilities. Prior to this, Mike worked as a Program Analyst for the IUPUI Center for Health Policy where he conducted research on disability and healthcare related topics. Mike has also been the Director of the Partners in Policymaking program, an advocacy training program for people with disabilities. Mike also worked for Goodwill Industries where he provided job coaching to clients, provided disability related training for businesses, and made the WorkOne Centers accessible to people with disabilities.
Mike also volunteers his time within the community. Mike is a member of the Board of Directors of The Arc of Indiana where he currently serves as Vice – President. Previously, Mike has served on the Indianapolis Mayor’s Advisory Council on Disability and the Governor’s Council on Disability. Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Xavier University and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Indiana University. In his free time Mike has practiced Tang Soo Do, a Korean martial art for 30 years. He is a 6th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor and and adjunct professor teaching self – defense classes at IUPUI. Mike has been married for 5 years to his wife, Amber. They have a son, Benjamin.