Michael brings 25+ years of experience leading clinical teams and caring for geriatric patients. He has served in several roles; including Staff Nurse, Case Manager, Director of Nursing, and Director of Clinical Operations. Michael also served as a surveyor and investigator for the State of Texas for 7 years. He is the current President for the Texas Chapter of the National Association Directors of Nurse Administrators. In 2012 Michael was awarded by NADONA with the Circle of Excellence Award for a deficiency free survey. In 2013 He was named Nurse Administrator of the Year for the Southwest Region by NADONA. In 2014, he was inducted by NADON into the Academy of Fellows, and was named by D Magazine the winner of the Excellence in Nursing award. And earlier this year he was appointed to served on a PTAC for the Joint Commission. He currently serves as a full-time faculty member at El Centro College.


Born Aug. 15th in Plymouth Indiana.

Graduated from R.L.Turner high school in Carrollton, Texas June 1st 1972 with a scholarship in Acting and entered the University of Texas at Arlington.

My parents said ” Get a real job” so I went to work at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin Texas as an orderly in 1974 and on June 1st 1978 graduated from Brackenridge Hospital School of Nursing with a diploma in Nursing.

I worked at Brackenridge Hospital for 7 years and decided to change my scope of practice and went into LTC skilled nursing and rehab. In 1980 I began my journey in LTC and I will tell you it has been very rewarding with many ups and downs.

I continue to “dabble” in the acting piece but Nursing has been my life and patient care is my number one priority.


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