Michael Grignon LMSW, CCM, MBA

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Michael Grignon received his master of social work (MSW) degree from the University at Albany (New York) in 2004 and his master of business administration (MBA) degree from the University at Albany in 2009.  He is a New York State Licensed master of social work (LMSW) and a certified case manager (CCM).  

Michael’s professional social work experiences include 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 social work case manager with a health benefits company where he provides case management, patient education and patient navigation to clients across the medical spectrum.

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 research papers on the impact of COVID 19 on oncology social work practice and on core competencies of the oncology social work profession. 

Michael is a member of the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) where he served on the board of directors as Secretary-Treasurer and chair of the finance committee (2019-2021); on AOSW’s Oncology Social Work Workforce & Role Delineation Survey Advisory Committee (2019-2021) and on AOSW’s advocacy committee (current).  He volunteers with The American Cancer Society (ACS) and served as the Vice State Lead Ambassador, New York State (2020-2021), with ACS’s Cancer Action Network.  Michael is also the Second Vice President of the board of directors of the local Scholarship America organization.

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 français and español.