Mark is a Colorado native, and received his PhD in economics from Stanford University. He has more than 30 years of experience in directing and managing demonstrations, evaluations, research, and technical assistance projects designed to improve economic, health and other outcomes affecting the well-being of vulnerable populations. Many projects involved youth, veterans, elderly, and other targeted populations including several research and evaluation efforts examining the needs and experiences of low-income youth, unemployed workers, working single mothers, socio-economically disadvantaged populations, and disabled veterans. Before returning to Colorado, Mark held several corporate management positions, directing more than 100 scientific and technical staff, managing the financial performance of international business units and intellectual property portfolios. His current work focuses on healthcare value and its association with socio-economics factors to rapidly respond to research and policy analysis needs of government agencies in Colorado. Mark’s diverse background provided him opportunities to work with executives and government leaders to translate research and evaluation results into practical solutions that address population needs and improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations.