Mark Kennedy is the Director, National Outreach and Advocacy at The Prostate Health Education Network, Inc. (PHEN). PHEN is a non-profit prostate cancer patient education, support and advocacy organization that focuses on African American men across the United States. In this role, Mark is a key advisor to the President and Founder, provides leadership and direction for senior directors in development and implementation of national initiatives that advance health and improve outcomes for African American men impacted by prostate cancer.
Mark previously served as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition. Mark is a recognized leader in prostate cancer education and advocacy, has been instrumental in driving effective multidisciplinary prostate cancer programs and interventions at local, state and national levels.
The coalition educates, connects, and supports high-risk men, newly diagnosed individuals, survivors, and their families, as well as organizations and professionals in Massachusetts seeking to conquer and cure prostate cancer.
Kennedy also previously served as manager of men’s health programs for DanaFarber Cancer Institute’s Community Benefits Office. Kennedy’s work led to the creation and delivery of an award-winning, evidence-based prostate cancer education protocol. Currently, Kennedy serves as co-chair of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Comprehensive Cancer Program’s Prostate Cancer Workgroup.
Mark is a native Bostonian, a graduate of Tufts University, and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Northeastern University’s D’AmoreMcKim School of Business Administration Executive MBA Program.