Meet Breakthrough T1D Arizona’s new Executive Director, Michael Simoni!


Michael has spent over 15 years working with nonprofit organizations including holding several leadership roles. He enthusiastically joined Breakthrough T1D in April 2020 and is committed to partnering with our community to improve the lives of those living with T1D and fighting to find cures.

He is proud to join a dedicated board of directors and strong community of advocates working towards a world without type 1 diabetes. Michael manages a talented Breakthrough T1D staff team and has oversight of all events, programs and volunteer leadership activities in the state.

Michael began his career in public relations working for food, high tech and advertising industry clients before identifying his passion for working in the nonprofit sector helping individuals and families in the local community. Prior to his current role with Breakthrough T1D, he was the Executive Director for March of Dimes and has also worked for Gompers Habilitation Center and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation here in Arizona. During his nonprofit career Michael has helped lead teams through full integration of mission and advocacy efforts resulting in record revenue and successful events.

For the last 12 years, Michael and his family have been proud to call Arizona home. Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.