Palatin Health is owned and operated by Mark Yost, an attorney and healthcare executive. Mark has over 15 years of experience in the heavily regulated healthcare sector.
He brings a wealth of regulatory, government affairs and public policy experience in the healthcare and aging fields, most importantly providing strategic leadership in navigating difficult regulatory predicaments. His legal background has enabled him to litigate complex matters essential to business operations as well as extensive experience in all matter of legal issues. Mark inherently understands the needs of business units and how to navigate the legal and regulatory landscape to minimize the negative impact on business. Mark knows how to turn a negative into a positive, and knows the answer is never that “It can’t be done”.
Previously, Mark served as CEO of a regional and innovative healthcare company. In that role, Mark oversaw the entirety of healthcare operations in five nursing homes, a physicians practice and other ancillary companies. Mark helped guide the company through two major acquisitions as well as the record-breaking sale-leaseback of the major assets. Mark also previously served as COO and General Counsel of that provider.
Prior to that role, Mark managed government and regulatory affairs for a national CCRC developer and operator. Mark also served as the Government Affairs Director of a national tourist attraction, securing record-setting levels of funding for that national institution.
In addition to his executive career, Mark served on the Board of Directors for a number of non-profits. In those roles, he learned the value of effective board leadership and proper oversight. He has also served on the Legislative Policy Committees of a number of industry trade associations.
In 2014, The Daily Record named Mark as one of Maryland’s Very Important Professionals (Successful by 40). He also won Comcast Business’ Inaugural Innovators 4 Entrepreneurs Grand Prizes. Additionally, the Bryce Harlow Foundation named him a Bryce Harlow Scholar for Ethics in Lobbying.
Mark Yost obtained his Juris Doctorate from University of Maryland School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice in the federal courts in the US District of Maryland, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the US Supreme Court. He has a Masters in Public Policy from American University in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Philosophy from Towson University in Maryland.