Mr. Newmark joined the ABC Board of Trustees in 2012, bringing with him a deep devotion to environmentalism, conservation, and organic herb production, along with more than a decade of experience within the regulatory environments of the natural products industry.
Mr. Newmark is perhaps best known for his past role at New Chapter, Inc., where he helped the dietary supplement company become the first to have its entire line of vitamins certified as made with organic ingredients, and all products verified by the Non-GMO Project.
He co-owns the biodynamic organic herb farm Finca Luna Nueva in Costa Rica. He also co-founded and chaired the nonprofit Semillas Sagradas (now Sacred Seeds), an international network of 16 botanical sanctuaries that preserve traditional and medicinal plants and the knowledge surrounding their important uses. Mr. Newmark is also chairman of Greenpeace Fund USA, a tax-exempt funding organ for the environmental activist group Greenpeace, and is the co-founder and chair of The Carbon Underground, a nonprofit that teaches farmers, ranchers, and corporations how to use regenerative agricultural practices to sequester carbon dioxide and possibly reverse climate change.