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Mark serves as Chief of Staff to the Dean at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. He is an experienced organizational leader, consultant, and problem solver with experience in education, public policy, and nonprofit sectors. Mark’s work has focused on strengthening and developing equity-focused educational and policy organizations in an array of areas including fundraising, finance, operations, policy, marketing, governance, and program management. He began his career as a middle school teacher in Baltimore City where his passion and commitment to working with communities to achieve equality, access, and opportunity for all was stoked.
Before joining the School of Nursing, Mark served as Senior Associate for Strategic Initiatives at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining the University, he consulted with a variety of advocacy organizations, philanthropies, political campaigns, and nonprofits on organizational development, management, and policy. Earlier in his career, he served as Executive Director of FreeState Justice, Maryland’s statewide LGBTQ+ civil right advocacy and legal aid nonprofit where he led the organization to double in size, pass 13 pro-LGBTQ+ bills, and secure appropriations for expanding services to youth experiencing homelessness. His diverse experience also includes leadership positions with KIPP Baltimore Schools charter network and Teach for America.
Mark obtained a Resident Teacher Certificate through Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education and holds degrees in International Finance and International Economics from The Catholic University. He is a Maryland State Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellow from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and a Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 recipient.