VP of Partnerships and Programs
Marc brings over 30 years of Human Services Experience to DignityMoves. His first role after graduation from San Jose State University was with American Standard as a National Sales Director. Though it was a terrific role, Marc quickly realized he wanted to work in a capacity which had an impact on community. The epiphany led to service in the United States Peace Corps- Lesotho, Africa. For an experienced drenched two-years, Marc worked on a solar Energy project. Upon returning to San Francisco, Marc began working with homeless youth in San Francisco. In this work, with the renowned Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Marc implemented the first homeless youth-focused, street-based outreach program in conjunction with the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The harm-reduction focused project was one of the key partners in the early reduction in HIV transmission of HIV. Marc then transferred his skills into an Executive Director role to lead an organization which provided residential substance abuse treatment to over two hundred adults in three Bay Area Counties. In 2012, after a hiatus in the mountains of Colorado, Marc was fortunate enough to join LifeMoves, the premier provider of homelessness services in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. As a Senior Director, he led initiatives and teams which provided street-based outreach, street medicine, shelter services, services to veterans, permanent supportive housing, interim housing, rapid rehousing, and encampment resolution services.
In his career, Marc has found that developing initiatives to address homelessness is most rewarding when it done across systems and through the lens of what does the person receiving services need. Marc has thrived on building the teams to create and deliver services to our neighbors who struggle with homelessness, substance abuse issues, mental health challenges.
In his role with DignityMoves (joined in May of 2022), Marc is combining his deep human services experience, his acumen for collaboration and his understanding of the complex needs of Cities and Counties -to change how we approach homelessness services. His ultimate charge is to expand DignityMoves Interim Housing concept with the result being a lasting impact on the current state of homelessness. Marc is committed to the expansion of the interim housing model and ensuring that DignityMoves maintains a laser focus on delivering its projects with the dignity deserved for the individuals and families served.