Executive Advisory Committee Member
Elena M. Marks is the president and CEO of the Episcopal Health Foundation and a Health Policy Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. Elena holds a bachelor’s degree from Emory University, a law degree from The University of Texas School of Law, and a master’s in Public Health from The University of Texas School of Public Health. From 2004 through 2009, she served as the director of Health and Environmental Policy for the City of Houston. Prior to joining the mayor’s staff, Elena practiced trial and appellate law with major law firms, started and directed a successful legal placement firm, and developed strategic, long-range and operating plans for service lines and system centers at a major health system.