Mark Schmeissing

Executive Director of Finance


Mark Schmeissing is the Executive Director of Finance at the Ragon Institute of Mass General, MIT, and Harvard. In his role, he helps lead the financial operations of the Ragon Institute, including budgeting, reporting, and forecasting. He is also responsible for procurement, purchasing, and supply chain operations support. The finance team ensures efficient financial management and financial controls are in place to support the Ragon Institute’s research activities.

Mark brings more than nine years of progressive experience to the Ragon including strategic planning, financial management, data analysis, policy development, and legislative advocacy. Prior to joining the Ragon, Mark spent five years at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) where he led finance and operations for the Global Infectious Disease Team. Mark supported various country teams across Africa, Asia, and Europe, as well as a global team managing a portfolio of grants over $60 million. He worked closely with leadership on strategic financial planning, budgeting and reporting at both the award and institutional levels, and supported donor relationships and management. 

Prior to CHAI, he worked for the National Association for State Community Service Programs as a Senior Research and Policy Analyst in Washington, DC. In this role, he worked with US state governments to implement federal anti-poverty programs and advocated with US Senators and Representatives to provide ongoing support for these programs.

Mark holds an MBA from Boston University and a BA in business and economics from Wheaton College.