Mike Calise

​Calise & Sons Bakery, Cranston, RI
Past Chair of the Board of Directors, FightSMA

Mike Calise served for over 10 years as Chair of the Board of Directors of FightSMA, stepping down in 2015. He and his wife Michelle have raised breathtaking amounts of funding for SMA research with special events year after year in their home state of Rhode Island. Mike has also worked tirelessly in Washington, D.C. to bring attention and support on Capitol Hill to SMA research. Their daughter Corinna, who was diagnosed with SMA as an infant, has inspired countless individuals to join the fight against SMA. Mike is president of Calise & Sons Bakery, which has been bringing high-quality bread and rolls to the Northeast United States market for more than 100 years.