As Chief Operating Officer, Clark brings 20 years of experience in executive non-profit management; advocating and overseeing service provision in communities confronting issues of social justice, healthcare equity, workforce development, the development of affordable multi-family housing, and access to early intervention, primary and secondary education.
Early in his career, Clark served as a rotating Executive Director for the American Red Cross(ARC) in Texas and Wyoming. He received recognition and national awards for management, as well as the development of children and youth healthcare initiatives. Later these would prove pivotal in his decision to join the ARC in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.
Clark’s tenure at United Cerebral Palsy included coordinating with USAID and Gadja Mada University to lead mobility initiatives for persons with disabilities in Indonesia. He collaborated with regional organizations in Israel and Russia, creating exchanges focused on the intersection of NGOs, local governments and for-profits addressing social service safety nets in their communities. And, other international work included consulting in board development, strategic planning and financial forecasting for non-profits in both Africa and Australia.
Clark guided state and national certifications for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities(CARF) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges(WASC). And in 2020, he established hybrid continuity of business operations in response to COVID; migrating in-person trauma informed care services to a telehealth modality across 3 rural counties.
Clark is a native Californian. He and his wife raised two awe inspiring adult children in the Los Angeles area, before moving to Northern California in 2019.
He is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma with a
Master’s degree in Public Administration, and an undergraduate degree in History from Texas Tech University.