Speaker's BiographyMichael Manganiello
Founding Partner, HCM Strategists
Michael Manganiello, an advocate for patients and biomedical research, is a partner and co-founder of HCM Strategists, a mission-driven strategy firm that advances good policy. He provides strategic counsel to medical research clients including FasterCures, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (CDRF) and the New York Stem Cell Foundation. Prior to HCM, Manganiello led CDRF's government relations office, where he drafted the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Act and raised $22.5 million for CDRF's Paralysis Resource Center. He chaired the Paralysis Task Force, which connects 50,000 paralysis advocates nationwide. Manganiello was a founding member of the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR), which unites more than 100 organizations in support of medical research. Manganiello has served on several boards and advisory panels, including the NIH Director's Council of Public Representatives, the National Association for Biomedical Research, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the National Symposium on Health Care Reform and the Whitman Walker Clinic.