Focused on advancing equity and improving social justice in the healthcare and social services sectors, Michael Anderson-Nathe is a seasoned and dedicated strategic thinker and servant leader with more than 20 years of healthcare and non-profit experience.
Michael has provided direct services and executive leadership throughout his career working with diverse populations through community health, non-profit and coordinated care organizations. He joins HMA after serving as independent consultant and chief equity and engagement officer with Health Share of Oregon. He also serves on the Health Equity Committee of Oregon’s Health Policy board, advising the state on health equity policies and initiatives.
In this capacity, he led community engagement, community health and health equity initiatives aimed at eliminating health disparities in member populations and communities and advancing organizational equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. Michael’s early leadership and efforts to advance health equity informed Oregon’s current Medicaid model. An adept program facilitator, Michael excels at building relationships, engaging community partners and leading teams to successful outcomes including developing the social determinants of health and equity portion of Health Share’s successful response to Medicaid procurement.
Additionally, Michael has used management theory and associated tools to optimize program performance, streamline services, build partnerships, and improve community satisfaction. His work prior to Health Share focused on HIV prevention and education including community engagement, data collection and analysis, securing grant funding and collaborative participation, developing and directing projects, and improving capacity. He also led an evidence-based HIV prevention program which included a strong partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As a former health educator, outreach worker and program coordinator, he understands challenges and pitfalls for those providing direct care and can now help clients develop programs and procedures to mitigate problems and develop programs with strong strategic direction, robust collaboration, and successful outcomes. Michael weaves his professional experience with his personal experiences as a queer man of color and child of a Vietnamese immigrant, bringing an equity and social justice lens to his work.
He earned a Master of Public Administration from Portland State University, a bachelor’s degree in family social science from the University of Minnesota and certificate of diversity and inclusion from Cornell University. Michael serves in leadership roles of many healthcare and social services organizations in the state of Oregon.
Michael and his family enjoy spending time camping, traveling, and giving back to the community. He has one dog and a cat he didn’t want but now loves, despite the cat’s indifference.