Mark Rukavina

Program Director, Community Benefit and Economic Stability; Director, Business Development

Mark is a Program Director, overseeing work on the Community Benefit and Economic Stability Project, and also the Business Development Director for the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation where he is responsible for facilitating business opportunities with innovative health care organizations.

Mark has extensive experience fighting to ensure that consumers play an active role in designing policies and programs to improve community health. Prior to joining Community Catalyst, he ran a consultancy providing assistance to non-profit hospitals on community benefit and supporting the efforts of non-profit organizations working to address unaffordable health care costs and medical debt. He directed The Access Project, which conducted research and provided assistance to consumer groups on efforts to improve access to coverage and care. Mark’s experience also includes serving as program director at Cambridge Health Alliance, as organizing director at Health Care For All in Massachusetts, and as the lead healthcare organizer for the Massachusetts Senior Action Council.

Mark serves as an adjunct instructor at the Tufts University School of Medicine. He holds an MBA from Babson College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Community Catalyst works to ensure consumer interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and the health system are made: in communities, courtrooms, statehouses and on Capitol Hill.

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