Martin joined Eckerd Connects over eight years ago and currently serves as the Chief of Staff. He began his career with Eckerd Connects child welfare community-based-care lead agency as a Placement Supervisor where he assisted in reducing the daily out-of-home-care budget while increasing placement stability for children in foster care.
During this time he developed a passion for helping children and families receive a second chance. Martin has served in various capacities with Eckerd Connects including Utilization Management, Director of Facility Services and Procurement, Director of Contract Management, Senior Director of External Relations and Interim Chief External Relations Officer.
As Chief of Staff, Martin coordinates alignment between internal and external stakeholders, ensuring that the vision of the Chief Executive Officer and the organization are carried out. Martin is also responsible for all government affairs, public and community relations, marketing, and web content for the organization.
Martin proactively seeks out opportunities to improve outcomes for children and families and ensures that critical path projects are executed upon, ensuring all children served by Eckerd Connects have the opportunity to succeed. Martin has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and received his Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University – Cooley Law School.