Mark grew up in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, just outside of New York City. His family were active members at the Fair Lawn Jewish Center where he attended religious school, was a bar mitzvah and learned how to play basketball. Throughout his high school years, Mark was also a member of USY.
After High School, Mark spent a year at SUNY Albany before transferring to the University of Michigan where he majored in History and was a brother in Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. After Ann Arbor, Mark returned home to New York where he lived and worked in Manhattan in the public relations and marketing communications world. He then relocated to Atlanta and met his wife, Debbie shortly after the 1996 Olympic Games in town. They married in 1997 and are the proud parents of three daughters – Julianna, Lily and Claire. In addition, Mark has a menagerie of two dogs, two cats and two gerbils living with him in suburban Atlanta. Mark’s children attended Camp Ramah Darom where his wife also worked for several summers. He was lucky enough to visit on weekends during Shabbat where he was instrumental in upgrading the quality of the Friday Night Tzevet (staff) hockey games, regularly reliving his glory years as a street hockey goalie.
Since moving to Atlanta, Mark has worked in the healthcare technology industry, primarily in product management and product strategy. He is an expert in healthcare Payment Integrity as well as various Product Management and Product Strategy practices. Mark has worked for some of the leading healthcare Payment Integrity vendors where he launched several new products into the market, including several in the healthcare fraud analytics space.
Mark and his family have been active members of Congregation Etz Chaim in Marietta for some time, where he is the past Education Chairperson and his wife continues to work as a religious school teacher. However, it was not until the death of father in 2013 that led him to the morning minyans where the other regular minyanaires (most of whom were Men’s Club members) became heavily involved with the local FJMC chapter and the Anshei Darom region. Initially encouraged onto the Men’s Club Board, Mark soon took over as chapter president. During this time, he began to regularly attend the annual Anshei Darom Men’s Club Retreat at Camp Ramah Darom in Clayton, Georgia. Soon afterwards, he became chair of the annual retreat, planning the logistics, programming and marketing each year. In addition to this role, Mark regularly participates in the annual World Wide Wrap as well as other local chapter events.
Mark is an avid sports fan and supporter of the University of Michigan Wolverines , Atlanta Falcons and the University of Georgia Bulldogs.