Mark brings to Silver Compassion a strong background in management of technology, education, non-profit management, and entrepreneurship. In June 2003, he and his son Ned began a pilot project in their basement to collect, refurbish and award computers to students who could not afford a home computer. Mark created the 501(c)(3) Kramden Institute, Inc, from this home project and as a volunteer Executive Director for 6 years and Board Chairman for all 13 years grew Kramden’s charitable reach to 26,300 computers awarded as of November 2016. He was founder and President of two companies, BioAbility, LLC (1994 to present) and Strategic Outcomes Services, Inc. (1998, until its sale in 2001). He served as a Fellow of the Wharton School from 1986 through 1988, and from 1986 through 1998 was an adjunct associate professor on the faculty of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where he taught courses on entrepreneurship and management of technology. His not-for-profit organization experience also includes serving as a Vice President of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center from 1986 to 1994. He holds a Ph.D. in neurobiology and pharmacology from Cornell Univ. Graduate School of Medical Sciences, an M.B.A. in strategic planning from Widener Univ., and a B.A. in physiological psychology from the Univ. of Pennsylvania. He has worked as a researcher in neuropharmacology and cell biology at the Univ. of Colorado Medical School and the Univ. of California at San Diego, and later for six years as a principal scientist at E.I. DuPont and Co. Mark is the author of 13 books on technology management and biotechnology in the United States and Japan, and over 120 published articles. He has served on numerous boards of directors, including those of companies, non-profits, and editorial boards. Mark and his wife, Elaine, live in Raleigh and Henderson, NC.