Mike is Secretary of One Payer States. He attended Oregon State University and the University of Oregon Medical School (now Oregon Health and Sciences University, OHSU). He was an Army flight surgeon in Viet Nam in 1969.
He received his residency training at OHSU, was a Radiation Oncologist for 35 years, and was Medical Director of the Radiation Oncology Department at Samaritan Regional Cancer Center in Corvallis from 1984 to 2006.
After his retirement in 2006 he joined Physicians for a National Health Program. He was President of Health Care for All Oregon in 2012. He is currently Vice Chair of Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates in Corvallis and Secretary for One Payer States. He had followed the progress of OPS over the past several years and decided to get more involved to help OPS pursue its dual-track (state and federal) work to achieve universal health care for our nation.