Michael Grignon received an MSW from the University at Albany (New York) in 2004 and an MBA from the University at Albany in 2009. He is a New York State Licensed social worker (LMSW) and a certified case manager (CCM).
Michael has been a practicing social worker since 2004 with experience in inpatient hospice, sub-acute rehabilitation/ long-term care and as the Director of Patient Access and Education for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Upstate New York/ Vermont Chapter. Michael is currently a medical case manager with a health benefits company where he provides case management, patient education and patient navigation to clients across the medical spectrum.
Michael's professional expertise include strategic planning; budgeting/ fiscal management; program development; community outreach/ education; legislative advocacy and medical case management.
He has presented on various topics including post-traumatic stress disorder in cancer survivorship, the impacts of COVID 19-related legislation on patients and the improved health outcomes of patient navigation. Michael has co-authored papers on the impact of COVID 19 on oncology social work practice and on core competencies of oncology social workers.
Michael is a member of the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) where he serves as the Secretary-Treasurer, chair of the finance committee and on the advocacy committee. He volunteers with The American Cancer Society (ACS) and is the Vice State Lead Ambassador, New York State, with ACS’s Cancer Action Network. Michael also volunteers with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Scholarship America.
When not "social working" Michael enjoys playing woodwind instruments, listening to music, agonizing over his beloved Mets, reading about American and French history and trying to improve his ability to communicate in basic French.