CNM Trainers

Mark McCaw, former Associate Director of Institute of Faith, Health and Culture, Siloam Family Health Center

Mark has worked in health delivery and social services for 25 years. At Vanderbilt, he works in the management of a medical practice holding company that promotes the efficient operation pediatric services. Through his work with Accendo Advisor,Mark consults with nonprofits to help them ignite their passions.


Previously, he led the startup of the Tennessee Charitable Care Network and served on the leadership team at Siloam Family Health Center for 15 years. While at Siloam, he oversaw management of the clinic and program development – including implementing a multicultural medical program, along with a statewide medical screening program for refugees,and kicking off the Siloam Institute of Faith, Health and Culture. As Director of the Institute, he worked with health professional trainees to expose them to Siloam’s whole-person care delivery model. The Institute is known for creating community health immersion experiences where students lived and worked in Nashville’s low-income multi-cultural communities. Prior to Siloam, Mark worked statewide with federally-funded health centers while at the Tennessee Primary Care Association.  


A social work graduate internship in 1993 at the Tennessee Association of Legal Services gave him a front-row seat to Medicaid reform in Tennessee and served as his entry into health care advocacy for under-served populations. Mark worked in banking for nine years prior to his move into nonprofit management. He is currently the Board President for the Music City Youth Orchestra and is initiating a musical outreach to impoverished children.


Mark was a Vanderbilt-CNM nonprofit full-tuition recipient where he earned a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management.Previously, he was awarded a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, College of Social Work, and a Bachelor’s degree in education from Anderson University in Indiana. He is married and has two children: a daughter who is a senior in college and a son who is a freshman in college.