Joe Piffaretti is the Senior Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) for Michigan Medicine. In this role, he creates, leads, and executes cross-divisional strategies to promote regional and nationwide corporate and foundation support of Michigan Medicine, including UM Hospitals and Medical School. As a member of the Michigan Medicine development function’s Senior Leadership Team, Joe provides strategic counsel to the Chief Development Officer, other institutional leadership and volunteer leaders to advance philanthropic support of Michigan Medicine. In addition to his CFR role, Joe oversees the comprehensive fundraising activity for nine Basic Sciences departments and the Institute for Health Policy and Innovation, a cross institutional policy institute composed of more than 450 UM faculty.
Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Joe served for ten years as Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He holds a B.Sc. in Management Science from the University of Wales, Swansea in the UK.