We endeavor to improve the health and wellbeing of

As a mission-driven, nonprofit consultancy...

We meet our clients where they are to design, implement, and evaluate impactful programs.
We endeavor to diversify our client’s revenue streams to sustain and scale programs over time.

Our Services

We align our expertise to craft solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients. For example, our clients may need help:

Designing a strategic plan to support a multi-year project that involves multiple stakeholders

Identifying funding opportunities to diversify revenue streams to scale a proven program

Evaluating the positive impact a program is having within their community

Or, in some cases, a client may need help in all these areas

Areas of Applied Experience

Martz & Associates brings over a decade of hands-on experience leading effective public health focused initiatives, including: substance use disorder education, prevention, treatment and long-term recovery programs, Health in All Policies, and statewide tobacco control interventions. We have also spent many years expanding our expertise in the nonprofit community benefit space, analyzing public policy, and designing robust program evaluations.

Areas of Specialization

Grant CyclE

Grant funding strategy, grant writing and submission, pre- and post-award support. Federal, state, and community-level funding mechanisms.

Project Management

Develop project plans and implementation strategy. Manage project deliverables and timelines.

Public-Private Partnerships

Work with clients to diversify their revenue streams to ensure programs are successful and sustainable over time.


Conduct literature reviews, develop research proposals, author white papers and write technical reports.


Design and support program evaluation, data analysis, and reporting.

Our Approach

Our approach is guided by a desire to fill our client’s unique short- and long-term needs, supporting them every step on their journey. The process methods that guide our work are intentional, geared to demonstrate impact, and framed to build stakeholder capacity; to ensure the good work our client’s advance lives on and continues to add measurable value to the communities our clients serve.

Project Lifecycle

When you first meet with us, we will walk through a discussion led by your priorities, guided by these integrated components:


We meet you where you are to identify goals


Develop project plan, timeline, and deliverables


Operationalize, put plan into practice

Technical Assistance & Support

Provide ongoing support to meet each client’s needs


Once initial goals are met, design a “next stage” project plan

About Us

Martz & Associates is a mission-driven, nonprofit consultancy, focused on providing measurable value to our clients.
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Founder & Principal

Mark Martz, PhD, MPA

Mark P. Martz is Founder and Principal, Martz & Associates. Before launching Martz & Associates, Mark served as the Executive Director of Axiom Community of Recovery, a nonprofit organization providing long term recovery services and support to individuals transitioning from a substance use disorder treatment environment back to community. Prior to this role, Mark spent 3.8 years as Director of the Arizona Center for Tobacco Cessation housed in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. From 2013-2018, he served at the Arizona Department of Health Services, providing support to the department in a variety of roles including as a policy consultant, program manager, and as Office Chief for Tobacco Prevention and Cessation. Mark received his Master in Public Administration from Wichita State University in 2007 and doctorate in Public Administration and Policy from Arizona State University in 2013. Dr. Martz’s professional and research interests focus on developing, implementing, and analyzing system-level interventions that improve health and well-being at an individual, community, and population level. When away from work, Mark enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering, trail running, open water swimming, competing in triathlons, and meandering through art galleries.
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Community Outreach – Public Private Partnerships

Ed Durkin, BS

Ed has 15+ years of strategic partnership, consulting, and business development experience. Ed thrives in forming win-win outside the box strategic partnerships. He has experience with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, sports & entertainment, and small family owned companies. Ed is a partner at 86 HOPE which is a boutique consulting group specializing in B2B partnerships, strategic consulting, and revenue growth. From the spring of 2020 till September, 2022, Ed served as the Public Private Partnership Consultant for the Arizona Center for Tobacco Cessation. Immediately prior to working with the Center, Ed was with the Phoenix Suns as a member of the Partnership Sales Team. Ed is a 2009 graduate from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management with degrees in Marketing and Business Management. He is also the Vice Chair of the Miracle League of Arizona, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization in Scottsdale, AZ.
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Patrick O’Connor, PhD

Pat served as a Senior Research Specialist and Data Manager for the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline for 5 years while attaining his doctorate in biostatistics from the University of Arizona Mel & Enid College of Public Health in 2020. Since graduating he has worked for a contract research organization and has been lead biostatistician on product design studies ranging from oncology to ophthalmology to medical devices.
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Commitment to Community

Martz & Associates is committed to giving back to our communities. Our team volunteer as mentors to university students, soccer coaches, board members of local nonprofits, members of parent-teacher organizations, and compete in ultra-endurance events to fundraise for charitable organizations that support our nation’s military members and their families, including the C4 Foundation, named in honor of Charles Keating IV, a US Navy SEAL killed in combat May 3, 2016 in Iraq. We will continue to dedicate time, resources, and talent to strengthen our communities and improve the health, wellbeing, and quality of life for all we are fortunate to serve and for those who dedicate their lives to be of service to us.

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