Mark Dinglasan


Director, NJ Office of the Food Security Advocate

Mark Dinglasan, MBA – Mr. Dinglasan is currently the executive director of New Jersey’s Office of the Food Security Advocate. Under the leadership of Governor Murphy and Speaker Coughlin, this office is the first of its kind in the nation and will have the duty to: coordinate food security efforts and programs, including developing new initiatives and outreach campaigns and identifying best practices, research, & strategies to increase enrollment and outcomes in the State’s food security programs and initiatives Prior to this role, Mr. Dinglasan was the executive director of CUMAC, the largest anti-hunger organization in Passaic County. In his role, Mr. Dinglasan led the fight against the root causes of hunger & poverty by using ACEs research and asset-based community building principles to create more just food systems and partnerships. Prior to coming home to New Jersey in 2017, Mr. Dinglasan was the Executive Director of CASA of Cook County in Chicago. Mr. Dinglasan’s background in equity and justice work is also informed by his experiences leading national corporate development and fundraising at JTB – A Pipeline Organization, the foundation started by The Honorable Ann Claire Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh CircuitWith more than 21 years of experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors, Mr. Dinglasan has led teams in the areas of organizational development and strategy, fundraising and partnership cultivation, trauma-informed program design, and community engagement. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Monmouth University and received his MBA from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. In his spare time, Mr. Dinglasan is a marathon coach, youth mentor, and church volunteer.