Chief Operating Officer
Michael Gantt is the Chief Operating Officer/Integrator at The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors in Grand Rapids, MI. In his role, he works closely with the Leadership Team and the Board of Directors to ensure the Organization has an integrated business plan, driving to execution of the plan and working to build a sustainable organization.
Prior to coming to the Phoenix Society, he spent the past 25 years in non-profit leadership roles, including the Chief Financial Officer at John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, and The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, IL. As the Chief Financial Officer for the John Ball Zoo, Michael directly supported the CEO on all financial, business, and strategic decision-making, and worked closely with the Board of Directors to ensure financial integrity, oversight, and best practices. Additionally, he provided leadership and direction on all financial activity while collaborating with colleagues to ensure best-practice fiscal management in support of Zoo’s mission.