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Michael Leighs is the director of intergovernmental affairs for the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Before joining the department he led government relations for the North Carolina Partnership for Children, a statewide nonprofit focused on early childhood development. Michael has over 15 years of public policy and program management experience in the government and nonprofit sectors, including serving in senior roles at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and as the Deputy Director of LA Health Action, a project of The California Endowment. He began his policy career as a staff member in the U.S. Senate.
Leighs holds a Master in Public Policy degree from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
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