Notable LGBTQ Executives: Michael Gifford

Class of 2022

  • Category: Notable LGBTQ Executives
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 29
  • Undergrad degree/university: BA, Government & International Relations from Augustana University
  • Graduate degree/university: MBA, Business Administration from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Last updated on June 9th, 2022 at 11:29 am

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Gifford has continued to work in the fight against HIV and AIDS and as an advocate for health equity in the LGBTQ+ community. 

Vivent Health’s HIV Medical Home model was designed to address social determinants and remove barriers to physical, behavioral, pharmacy and social services for people affected by HIV. Throughout the pandemic, Vivent has continued to provide services to the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ communities while operating remotely.

“Under Mike’s leadership, Vivent Health received a top score of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation in 2022 and was designated as an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader,” said Cindy Cooper, Vice President, Strategic Communications, Vivent Health.

In addition to his duties at Vivent, Gifford serves as a board member of OCHIN, a nonprofit health care innovation center that supports almost 1,000 community health sites serving more than 6 million patients.

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