Mark is the Associate Director of the Hunger Action Network of New York State. He is a community organizer and long-term welfare rights advocate. He served as Executive Director of Hunger Action Network from 1985 to 2000. He is graduate of RPI and Albany Law School. Since passing the Executive Director role on, he continues to work for Hunger Action, as Upstate Associate Director. He is a former Head Organizer for ACORN; researcher for the Environmental Planning Lobby; and National Field Director of the Campaign for Safe Energy. He is co-founder of New York and national Public Interest Research Group; New York State Greens; Capital District Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild; Social Justice Center/Peace Offerings; and Hudson-Mohawk Independent Media Center. He hosts a weekly public affairs show on WRPI. Originally from Long Island, Mark now lives in a passive solar home in Poestenkill he built with his wife and son.