Mark Hanis is a serial social entrepreneur. He co-founded the Organ Alliance (now Organize) to address the unnecessary deaths due to a shortage of transplantable organs. Previously, Mark was the co-founder and President of United to End Genocide (formerly Genocide Intervention Network and Save Darfur Coalition), an organization created with the mission to empower citizens and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide.
Last year Mark served as a White House Fellow and was the National Security Affairs Special Adviser for South America, Africa and Human Rights in the office of the Vice-President.
From February to August 2003, Hanis worked for the Office of the Prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Mark has been awarded several fellowships for social entrepreneurship, including Ashoka, Echoing Green, Draper Richards Kaplan, and Hunt Alternatives Prime Movers. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
The work of Mark and his colleagues has been covered by national media outlets including The New York Times, the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, The New Republic, CNN Headline News, MSNBC and NPR.
Mark Hanis graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Public Policy. He is the grandchild of four Holocaust survivors and was raised in Quito, Ecuador.