Marcus Escobedo, MPA
Senior Program Officer and Communications Director
Marcus R. Escobedo, MPA, is a Senior Program Officer and Communications Director at The John A. Hartford Foundation. His grants portfolio includes projects focused on improving care of older adults in the acute care setting and through policy change and communications activities. Additionally, he oversees grants in the Foundation’s legacy medical education portfolio.
Mr. Escobedo currently serves as a board member of Hispanics in Philanthropy, a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing philanthropic resources to Latino communities. He served as a member of the Community Advisory Board of the Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations through Workforce, Informatics and Structural Enhancements (GEDI-WISE) project at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has previously served on the board of One Stop Senior Services in the upper west side of Manhattan and on the Regional Health Equity Council as part of the Office of Minority Health’s National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (Region II).
Mr. Escobedo formerly worked at the Women’s Foundation of California, a statewide community-based foundation that invests in women’s and girls’ organizations focused on health, economic development, safety, and leadership. He was also the Resource Development and Communications Coordinator for Communities in Schools of Georgia, part of a nationwide network of nonprofits connecting community resources to local k-12 schools. Mr. Escobedo taught elementary school in Oakland, California through the Teach for America program. He received bachelor’s degrees in sociology and communications from the University of Texas at Austin and he earned his master’s of public administration in public and nonprofit management and policy at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.