Michael is a registered social worker and psychotherapist in Ontario. He currently works at St. Michael Hospital’s Academic Family Health Team providing psychosocial support for marginalized and low-income individuals and families with focus on people living with HIV and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA. He is also a Practice-Based Researcher (status only) at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.
Before working in primary care, Michael has supported racialized communities in the Greater Toronto Area through his work at Asian Community AIDS Services as an outreach worker and program coordinator for East and Southeast Asian gay, bi, and MSM (men having sex with men). He has also worked as a team lead, case manager at Across Boundaries, a racialized mental health center supporting youth and adults experiencing concurrent disorders.
Michael holds an Hons. BA in Health and Society from York University and a Master of Social Work Degree from Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. He has experience teaching in different professional programs within social work and addictions services at Centennial College and Toronto Metropolitan University.