Michael D. Allard is the Chief Operating Officer for Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program. Michael has over 32 years of experience in academic medicine, fundraising, business, and legislative organizations. As one of the founding staff members of the Home Base, Michael’s expertise, vision, and drive has helped the program grow from a small regional outpatient clinic to a National Center of Excellence dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war through world-class clinical care, wellness, education, and research. Michael’s enduring gratitude for the sacrifices made by our nation’s service members –including those of his family, past and present –will always be the spirit behind his work. Through partnership development with corporations and nonprofits, Michael has positioned Home Base to be an international leader in military mental health care, establishing notable distinctions and partnerships with Wounded Warrior Project’s Warrior Care Network and President George W. Bush’s Warrior Wellness Alliance. As the son of a minister and a MGH nurse, Michael’s commitment to helping underserved populations was instilled in him at a young age. His work has impacted thousands of veterans and families, homeless and patient communities achieve a better, healthy, and productive life. In recognition of his achievements, Michael was awarded the Public Service Commendation Medal by the Army Chief of Staff in 2021. He is a graduate of Northeastern University in political science.