Mark is an Assistant Deputy Minister at the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health. He is responsible for a number of branches and strategic initiatives within the Ministry including the Drug Plan and Extended Benefits, Acute and Emergency Services, Patient Safety, Emergency Department Patient Flow Initiative, and Health Research.
Prior to joining the Deputy Minister's Office in 2013, Mark was the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative for four years. Mark and his team received the Premier's Award of Excellence for their work on this Initiative, which has resulted in a dramatic reduction in patients waiting over three months. His previous experience in health policy includes participating in provincewide system planning, negotiating federal and inter-provincial agreements, and working with First Nations and Métis communities to improve Indigenous health. He serves on the boards of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health.
Mark had a career in print journalism covering provincial and national politics before joining the Ministry of Health in 2000.