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Tracy Michael is a colonel and senior health executive in the US Army. He currently serves as the health system CEO (Commander) for an ambulatory surgery center, with outlying primary care and occupational health clinics spread across MD, VA PA and the DC. He previously served as director of public affairs for the Army Surgeon General and US Army Medical Command. Prior to that, he served as the CEO (Commander) for the 1st US Army Medical Recruiting Battalion, acquiring top-quality physicians and other healthcare professionals throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US and Europe to serve in the Army. Earlier in his career, Tracy served as a legislative liaison to Congress for Army personnel policy matters and the director of business development for the TRICARE healthcare benefits program, supporting over 3M beneficiaries in the 13-state southern region. His experience has ranged from overseeing healthcare services for humanitarian civilian assistance in Africa to combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan to his current role as a senior health care executive. Tracy earned an MBA from Indiana University, a master’s in healthcare administration from Baylor University, an MS in national resource strategy from the National Defense University, and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Washington. Tracy is board certified in healthcare management and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He is dedicated to promoting healthy families and pursuing actionable and sustainable ways to positively impact the social determinants of health to produce better health outcomes and wellbeing. Tracy is a Fellow of the fifth class of the Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.