Mark Washington believes that life is simply an opportunity to help another person. He wants to have as many opportunities—and help as many people—as possible, and that’s why he’s devoted decades to organizations that focus on improving the lives of children, youth, and their families.
What attracted Mark to Northwoods is a combination of two things: unparalleled culture, and a company-wide heartbeat for service. Everyone appreciates the ability to serve other people through what we do, and so they’re truly happy to work here. As director of health and human services strategy, Mark supports internal business units to accelerate growth at the state level so that Northwoods can continue expanding the amount of people we serve.
Mark previously served as assistant commissioner for Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services and commissioner for Kentucky’s Department for Community Based Services, where he focused on identifying opportunities to streamline processes, expand programs, and improve outcomes.
Mark has also worked with national Medicaid Managed Care organizations to improve how they serve and support child welfare. For example, he initiated Kentucky’s Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Team (START) model and was recognized by Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky for his efforts to transition the state's child welfare system to focus on prevention and early intervention.