ACHA Leadership and Staff
ACHA staff plays a critical role in running the organization, developing and conducting programs and assuring that ACHA achieves its mission.
Staff liaise with ACHA members, the Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Board as well as medical professionals, researchers, policy makers and people impacted by CHD around the world.
Mark joined ACHA in April 2017 with an impressive 30-year career track record in nonprofit management for large, national health organizations as well as high-level corporate marketing and public relations. As ACHA President and CEO, he is responsible for ensuring that ACHA achieves its strategic objectives to forward our mission and vision and will oversee the overall management, direction and financial well-being of our organization. Before joining ACHA, Mark most recently served as the Executive Director for Susan G. Komen in Maryland, where he introduced several successful fundraising campaigns and led the development of a three-year strategic plan. Prior to that, Mark held several leadership positions with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In addition to directing statewide operations for the organization’s Maryland Chapter for nearly a decade, Mark spearheaded the merger of the Maryland and National Capital Chapters into a $9 million operation. He also served on various national committees and task forces focused on budget development, marketing and branding, and donor development. In his career, Mark has raised tens of millions of dollars through special events, grants, sponsorship solicitation and donor cultivation.