Mario Moreno

Director of Finance, Operations, and Grants

Mario Moreno is the Director of Finance, Operations, and Grants at Blue Shield of California Foundation. In this role, he oversees administration, grants, finances, and the development and maintenance of sound policies to create appropriate organizational infrastructure and compliance.  

Before joining the Foundation, Mr. Moreno served as Director of Contract & Grants at the Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) in San Francisco, working to ensure comprehensive grants management and policy development aligned with the CYW’s programmatic mission to improve the lives of children and adolescents exposed to Adverse Child Experiences.

In his extensive career at UCSF’s Translational Science Institute and AIDS Research Institute, he oversaw administrative, financial, and operations functions to translate cutting-edge research into practice and more expedient benefits to patients and communities, as well as oversight of a UCSF-wide AIDS research program comprised of over 400 researchers. He has managed grantmaking and operations for a statewide AIDS research grants program under the UC Office of the President, and he worked on complex financial analytics and intellectual property projects at the UC Berkeley Labs.

Mario earned his MBA at San Francisco State University, and he brings a wide-range of skills to the Foundation, including strategic and operations planning, evaluation/metrics, and systems design and implementation, which he has used to help advance the success and mission of each organization he has worked for.