Prior to joining our staff in January 2010, Mike worked as a senior communications director for several non-profits and government agencies including Save the Children, the Working for America Institute, the Appalachian Regional Commission and InterAction, a coalition of more than 150 humanitarian aid groups. He has also worked on Capitol Hill as a press secretary. He began his career as a journalist, working for columnist Jack Anderson, the Washington Star, WRC-TV Channel 4 News and U.S. News and World Report. He has received awards for excellence in both print and broadcast journalism, and has an M.S. degree from Columbia’s School of Journalism. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife and two children.
Since joining our staff in August 1998, Bill has headed our research team that has produced hundreds of well-publicized reports on the impact of high-quality investments in children on reducing crime and saving taxpayers money. Before joining our organization, Bill served as a health policy analyst for the DC Department of Health, where he set up a surveillance system of intentional injuries at the two major hospitals treating victims of violence. He also worked as the principal congressional liaison for a Philippine human rights group during the 1980′s. Bill majored in economics at Stanford University and received his master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he focused his research on violence prevention.