For Immediate Release
Media Contact
Taryn Fort

Foundation Names Mark Evans as Chief Financial Officer

DENVER, CO – The Foundation today announced the hiring of Mark Evans as the new chief financial officer (CFO). In this role, Mark will be responsible for oversight and management of investments, accounting, grantmaking operations, technology and facilities. 

As CFO, Mark will develop effective strategies and identify opportunities to maximize our organizational impact in direct support of the Foundation’s mission to improve the health of Coloradans. He will serve as an active member of Foundation leadership, a key advisor to the CEO, Board and Foundation staff, and engage as an impassioned ambassador of the Foundation’s goal to bring health in reach for all Coloradans.

Mark will be joining the Foundation after 10 years as CFO at University of Colorado Medicine where he managed 60 staff and oversaw accounting, portfolio management, contract management, budgeting, accounts payable, financial reporting and analysis, procurement, compensation, payroll administration, building management, infrastructure operations, project development and management. During his time at University of Colorado Medicine, the organization benefited from his thoughtful leadership and functional expertise.

He has more than 25 years of diverse experience in Fortune 500 companies, the federal government, nonprofits and small business. As a skilled communicator and effective leader, Mark has demonstrated ability to deliver significant improvements to organizations, business operations and financial results. He has extensive background in financial planning and forecasting, investor relations, treasury operations, database marketing, sales operations, business analysis and reporting.

“We are excited for Mark to bring his skills, experience and perspective to the Foundation and align his experience with that of our mission,” said President and CEO Karen McNeil-Miller. “Mark’s unique talent will truly be an asset to our work in advancing health and health equity for all Coloradans.”

Mark earned his bachelors of political science from the American University and his masters of business administration, finance and accounting from Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management.

Mark will begin his role at the Foundation effective April 1.

About the Colorado Health Foundation
The Colorado Health Foundation is bringing health in reach for all Coloradans by engaging closely with communities across the state through investing, policy advocacy, learning and capacity building. For more information, please visit