Michael Tyler graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Michael served in various financial positions with Northeast Heath/Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Maine prior to joining Sandy River Health System in 1987. During the time that Michael was President of Sandy River Health System, he was instrumental in leading the growth and operations of Sandy River's health care portfolio from its initial two facilities to eleven facilities and managing over 1600 employees. He continues to play an advisory role to Genesis HealthCare who now operates the Sandy River facilities.
Michael has served as Chairman of the Maine Health Care Association and continues to serve as a Board member. He has also served on the transition teams of two newly elected governors in Maine. He brings a refreshing common sense approach to his work and his contributions to State of Maine.
Michael resides in Camden, Maine with his wife Nadene. They have seven children and six grandchildren. He is actively involved with youth sports and particularly instrumental in the development of youth ice hockey for the community leading an effort where all children can participate regardless of their financial situation. And as an avid fisherman, he even can tie his own moose hair caddis fly!