Michael J. Nizankiewicz, PhD, CAE, is currently serving as the Interim CEO of the Vascular Disease Foundation in Denver, Colo. He is also a principal of Association Transition Management and an affiliated consultant with Transition Management Consulting. Nizankiewicz served as the executive director of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and CEO of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers. He was also the President and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America, spent 19 years in progressive senior management positions for the American Heart Association and seven years with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Mike has a bachelor of arts degree from Assumption College, a master of arts degree in voluntary agency management from Central Michigan University, and a doctorate in business management from LaSalle University.