Mark Larson


Commissioner (2011-2015)


Mark Larson was the commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA) from 2011-2015. In this role, he was responsible for oversight and management of Vermont's publicly funded health insurance programs serving over 160,000 Vermonters. He was also responsible for the development and implementation of Vermont’s health insurance exchange and Green Mountain Care, Vermont’s universal health care program.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Larson was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 2001-2011. During his term as a state representative, he served as the chair of the House Health Care Committee, vice chair of the House Appropriations Committee, co-chair of the Vermont Commission on Health Care Reform, among other responsibilities. Prior to his state public service, Mr. Larson worked for more than 13 years as a consultant and trainer specializing in assisting states in developing effective responses to domestic violence and interventions for domestic violence offenders.

Mr. Larson earned a bachelor’s degree in religion and sociology from Bucknell University.

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