Born and raised in Massachusetts, Mark has spent over 20 years in public service. He has worked 13+ years as a civilian employee with the Cumberland County, NJ, Prosecutor’s Office, where he currently serves as the Principal Program Development Specialist- Criminal Justice, coordinating the Community Justice Unit whose primary objectives are to reduce crime and improve quality of life through means of community involvement and to help enhance relationships between law enforcement and the community. He also serves on numerous youth and family service related Coalitions and Committees in Cumberland County.
Mark formerly worked in partnership with local agencies assisting families at Holly Berry Court in Millville in his roles as Drug Elimination Coordinator and Family Services Director for the Millville Housing Authority.
As a VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), Mark lived on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana, working with youths referred from Tribal Court at the White Buffalo Home- Child Abuse Prevention Center. He also assisted with program development stages of the Blackfeet Indian Child Welfare Act Project; implemented Project VISTA, resulting in College students from DePaul University volunteering on the Blackfeet Reservation to do community service projects during their vacation time.
Mark received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Villanova University and a Master of Arts Degree (Psychology and Religion Program) from Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts. He also holds certificates in Basic Clinical Pastoral Education, Family Self Sufficiency, and completed community policing classroom training.
Mark has taken many paths in what he describes as his “life journey”, and is first and foremost blessed to be a husband and parent.