Scott Perkins is the Operations Director at the Center for Medicare Advocacy. Working closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, he serves on the organization’s Leadership Team. Mr. Perkins oversees the development and implementation of strategic plans, including short, medium and long-term program and development plans. He oversees critical areas of operations, including Board relations, revenue development and adherence to all policies, procedures, and employment laws.
Mr. Perkins has an MA in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University. While Naropa University provided a rigorous course of academic study, Mr. Perkins was more deeply impacted by the experiences that illuminated one universal fact: we all desire to be free of suffering. Originally planning for an academic career, Mr. Perkins refocused his career path to work with organizations that make an impact on society and those who are often overlooked.
In addition to direct service work with health care, mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, adoption, domestic violence, and terminal illness, Mr. Perkins has over two decades of executive leadership experience developing and implementing strategic management, communications, and fundraising programs for regional and international nonprofits. In 2009, he and his colleagues received the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.