Michael Rhein has worked in public health and philanthropy for over 15 years. Currently, Michael serves as the Director of Program and Resource Development with the National AIDS Fund. Michael leads a team of nine program staff, manages the organization’s major foundation relationships and oversees more than $5 million in grants to hundreds of community-based organizations. Previously, he managed a 41-site community health systems development initiative for a public health association and coordinated regional mental health and substance abuse planning at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Michael holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from George Washington University.
Michael Rhein, who was a 2008 Future ED Fellow, is transitioning from the National AIDS Fund to lead the development of the new Institute for Public Health Innovation. Michael says, "this new Institute will focus primarily on addressing health inequities and is already generating interest and some investment among leaders in our region. The Fellowship and my cohort of Fellows played no small role in helping me think about how I could make a contribution to our region."