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health products executive

Michael Dennis McDonald, American health products executive. Recipient Future of Health Technical award, 1998; grantee University California Graduate Assembly, 1982, Pacific Bell, 1988.


McDonald, Michael Dennis was born on December 22, 1955 in New Haven. Son of Vincent Paul and Zaida (McKenzie) McDonald.


Bachelor, University California, San Diego, 1981. Master in Public Health, University California, Berkeley, 1983. Doctor of Public Health, University California, Berkeley, 1995.


Business manager Softshell Surfboards, San Diego, 1977-1980. Executive producer Video Echo, Berkeley, 1982-1984. President, producer, developer, designer, researcher Windom Health Enterprises, 1982-1999.

Chairman board Health Central, since 1999. President Global Health Initiatives, Inc., since 1995. Board directors Communications and Computer Applications in Public Health, Berkeley, 1984-1986.

Director health and human ecology division Environmental Sciences and Policy Institute, 1987-1992. Consultant National Cancer Institute, National Research and Education Network, United States Office Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1985-1989, Public Health Leadership Institute, Sun Microsystems, City and County of San Francisco, Macro International, Birch & Davis. Director health and telecommunications Koop Foundation, Inc., 1994-1997.


  • Other Work

    • Patentee in plastics and hydrodynamics.


Primary health care worker Berkeley Community Health Project, 1982-1987. Member American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics, American Public Health Association, California Public Health Association (board directors 1983-1984), Society for Prospective Medicine, Videotex Industry Association, University California Alumni Association, Cosmos Club.


  • Other Interests

    Surfing, tennis, aquaculture, boating.


Married Barbara Story, July 4, 1986. Children: Mikayla Zaida, Kenzie Marijka.

Vincent Paul McDonald

Zaida (McKenzie) McDonald

Barbara Story

Mikayla Zaida McDonald

Kenzie Marijka McDonald