Michael Curry, Esq. is the Deputy CEO & General Counsel at Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (the “Mass League”), which represents 52 health centers, serving over 1 million patients out of over 314 practice sites throughout the state. He previously served as Senior Vice President of the Government Affairs and Public Policy Division for the Mass League. Prior to joining the League in 2008, Michael worked for 16 years at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, most of that time as Senior Policy Advisor in the Corporate Affairs Division, which included government, public, internal and community affairs. He has served on the health care transition teams for Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Marty Walsh and was involved in the passage of Massachusetts Health Reform and the Affordable Care Act.
He also serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and formerly Roxbury Community College, as well as an Adjunct Professor for the Suffolk University Moakley Center for Public Management. He has received numerous local and national awards for leadership and advocacy.
Curry is also the past president of the Boston Branch of the NAACP (2011-2016) and has over twenty years of dedicated service to the NAACP on the city, state-area conference and national levels. He was elected to the National NAACP Board of Directors in 2014 and serves as Chair the National Board’s Advocacy & Policy Committee and Vice-Chair the Political Action and Legislation Committee. In December 2019 Curry was re-elected by the NAACP membership nationally to serve a 3rd term on the Board of Directors.
Mr. Curry earned a Bachelor’s of Arts from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from New England Law Boston, and graduated from the inaugural class of the Executive Leadership Council’s Pipeline to Leadership Program.