Elena M. Marks is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Episcopal Health Foundation and a nonresident Fellow in Health Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Ms. Marks previously served as the Director of Health and Environmental Policy for the City of Houston. Prior to joining the Mayor’s staff, Ms. Marks practiced trial and appellate law with major law firms, started and directed a successful legal placement firm, and developed strategic, long-range, and operating plans for service lines and system centers at a major health system.
She currently serves on the boards of Grantmakers in Health, the largest national organization serving the field of health philanthropy, and Community Health Choice, a nonprofit, community health insurance organization with over 300,000 members in 20 southeast Texas counties.
Ms. Marks holds a Bachelor’s degree from Emory University, a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health.more » « less