Meeting Street names Marcantano COO

PROVIDENCE — Children’s development education nonprofit Meeting Street has named Mark Marcantano its new chief operating officer, overseeing all of Meeting Street’s direct service programs, including early childhood and school age programs.

Meeting street empowers children and their families to thrive by fostering the development of the whole child, working with more than 5,000 children and families at its its Providence, Dartmouth and New Bedford campuses.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark to our leadership team,” said John M. Kelly, president of Meeting Street.  “He is a seasoned executive who is highly-regarded in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island communities.  Mark understands and appreciates our mission and will be instrumental in our future growth.”

Marcantano most recently served as general manager of health care at Exochain PBC, a technology start-up in Kennebunk, Maine, that uses advances in mobile, cloud, machine language and blockchain to deliver secure custody and care of identifying and other critical data.

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Marcantano replaces Amanda D. McMullen, who left April 16 to lead the New Bedford Whaling Museum as its new president and CEO in May. Marcantano began at Meeting Street Oct. 30.

Prior to Exochain, Marcantano was executive vice president and chief operating officer for three years and then president and chief operating officer for four years at Women & Infants Hospital, where he was responsible for overseeing the planning, budgeting and day-to-day operations of the hospital and its related programs, as well as ensuring their alignment with system objectives. His responsibilities included leadership oversight of the hospital’s main campus, approximately 40 offsite locations, and a workforce of nearly 3,000 employees, totaling more than $400 million in revenue, Meeting Street noted.

Before Women & Infants, Marcantano was vice president of ambulatory and network services for Boston Children’s Hospital for six years, responsible for setting and executing the hospital’s ambulatory strategic direction, overseeing all operations, budgeting, finances and business and facility planning, including the management of more than 1,500 physician providers and 1,000 nurses and staff who delivered care in the ambulatory setting, which had net revenue in excess of $200 million.

“For the last 21 years, I have dedicated my work life to the health and wellbeing of women, children and their families at various academic health care institutions, and I was extremely fortunate to be able to continue that mission at Meeting Street as a board member,” said Marcantano.  “It is Meeting Street’s commitment to excellence in developing the whole child and its outstanding employees that drew me to become an employee and I look forward to the work ahead and the successes we will achieve together.”

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