Michael Siegel comes to SCORE with over 35 years’ experience in healthcare and healthcare IT. Michael grew up on Long Island, NY and after earning a BS in Biology from Moravian College and an MA in Developmental Biology from Temple University, Michael started his healthcare career at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Michael’s early work with the National Cancer Institute at NIH led to his selection as Executive Director of the new Comprehensive Cancer Center for the State of Florida under the auspices of the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Following the successful launch of the statewide Cancer Center, Michael joined IBM as a Medical Industry Account Executive, selling and implementing computer systems in healthcare organizations throughout South Florida. Michael then became minority owner of a Medical Personnel Pool homecare franchise (now Interim Services) where, combining his sales, systems and operations knowledge, he tripled the company’s sales and achieved profitability in only thirteen months. Michael then joined Interim’s Corporate Management Team to establish the company’s first professional IT Department where he served as CIO for the next 8 years. During Michael’s tenure at Interim, the company expanded rapidly and increased annual revenues from $250 million to $650 million. Over the next twenty years, Michael served as CIO for several other large, successful homecare organizations, including Maxim Healthcare Services, Addus Healthcare Services, and Memorial Health’s home health division, CareOne. After a thirteen year absence to pursue his work at Maxim Healthcare Services in Maryland, Michael and his wife, Gail, returned to Savannah in 2010. Happy to be “back home” in Savannah, Michael now works part time as a successful homecare IT consultant, is honing his skills as a nature photographer, enjoys using his marine biology background as a volunteer at the UGA Marine Extension Service on Skidaway Island, and is looking forward to working with the SCORE team helping aspiring Savannah-area entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams.