Scott Perkins is the Development Director at the Center for Medicare Advocacy and is responsible for strengthening, diversifying and managing the Center's fundraising and communications programs. Mr. Perkins has an MA in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University. While Naropa provided a rigorous course of academic study, Mr. Perkins was more deeply impacted by the experiences that illuminated one universal fact: we all desire to be free of suffering. Planning for an academic career, Mr. Perkins changed paths to social services.
In addition to direct service work with homelessness, substance abuse, mental health, and terminal illness, Mr. Perkins has over 14 years executive leadership experience developing and implementing strategic management, communications, and fundraising programs for regional and international nonprofits. He and his colleagues received the 2009 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management and a Moving Your Message award for innovative integration of social media with more traditional print and media strategies.