Mark Wickham is the CEO of Youth and Family Alternatives since April 2014, a diverse children and family services organization with community relationships in 13 Florida counties.
Mark comes from New York State where he has proven success in operating community-based not-for-profits. With over 30 years executive management experience, Mark’s expertise in operations, housing development, fiscal management, fund development and community engagement has assisted organizations to become leaders in their perspective regions.
Mark is a turnaround strategist, Medicaid, Medicare, and insurance billing expert, operations specialist, as well as a practice management, marketing, fund development and public relations success.
Mark is a high energy/impact performer with specialty in leading senior teams to success in overall organizational performance, alternative revenue generation, housing development, grants, public and private funding, driving surpluses from operations and fund development. Mark developed over $30 million of special needs/affordable housing using tax credits.
Mark is qualified by exceptional communications, corporate compliance, relationship management, P&L management skills, and a reputation distinguished by strong business acumen, complemented by dedicated service to the community.
Mark has been married to his lovely wife Susan for 30 wonderful years. They have two children, Ryan who is a U.S. Naval Academy Graduate serving as an Officer stationed in San Francisco and a beautiful daughter Brooke, who is an attorney in Atlanta working in the Transactions and Securities Group at Alston and Bird. These are by far his proudest accomplishments!
BA – Education/Psychology – Marist College
MBA – Health Systems/Accounting – College of Saint Rose
Advanced Alcohol Studies – Rutgers University
Published: Pharmaceutical High Profits: The Value of R&D, or Oligopolistic Rents?
Retired Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Member of the Board of Directors Florida Coalition of Children
Member of the Board of Directors Florida Supportive Housing Coalition
Secretary Tampa Bay Lacrosse Officials Association
Advisory board Member ROOF (Residential Opportunities of Florida)
Mentor Taking Stock in Children
Mentor Big Brothers Big Sisters
Member of the Board of Directors West Pasco Chamber of Commerce
Member of the Board of Directors New Port Richey Rotary