With more than 35 years dedicated to social services, Marco joined H.A.S. as program director in 1984 and has been CEO of H.A.S. since 1992.
As CEO, Marco has led the organization through tremendous growth, including quadrupling the operating budget and expanding from four facilities to 14. In 1999, Marco oversaw H.A.S.’s accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Prior to H.A.S., Marco held board positions with the Norwegian American Hospital Foundation, the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health, the Northern Illinois Employee Assistance Professionals Association, and the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center. His many awards include being named one of Hispanic Business magazine’s 100 most influential individuals.
Marco holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from North Park University and a graduate degree in Family and Community Counseling from Northeastern University. He has also participated in fellowships through the School of Public Health at Boston University and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Additionally, he is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) through the State of Illinois, a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP), and an Illinois Certified Supervisor Addictions Counselor (CSADC).