Mark Zuckerman has had a successful career developing social benefit and commercial projects from start-up phases to maturity.
Zuckerman’s interest, advocacy and action in the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water movement was focused on bringing simple technologies to bear where people lacked such access. He worked in Flint, Michigan during their 2016 crisis, brought water purification equipment to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and spent a year working in California’s water-polluted Central Valley.
His interest in safe drinking water brought related public health issues to light, like hand washing challenges in locations without ready access to soap and water. His current focus is the anti-microbial, bacterial, and anti-viral attributes of Copper as a powerful global public health tool.
His experience includes having served as a staff member on the campaigns for a US Presidential candidate, a US Congressman, in a California Assembly race, as well as a Mayoral candidate in the City of Los Angeles. He was a staff organizer for Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Vietnam Summer.” While building an employee-owned solar energy firm, he served on the San Francisco Mayor’s Energy Policy Advisory Task Force, and later worked in and with the City of Flint, Michigan, City Council to provide safe drinking water during the city’s lead water crisis.
He served as a musical audience development strategist for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and as a development and fundraising representative in southern California on behalf of a number of national non-profit organizations.
He developed the Pasqua Coffee Company with partner Martin Kupferman. After 15 years serving as Chairman and Co-CEO with 58 operating cafes and employing 700 people, Pasqua Coffee was sold to Starbucks Coffee in 1998.
Zuckerman holds a US Patent for a “Method and Device” to establish the desired proportion of coffee-to-water when brewing coffee.
He has traveled widely around the world and lives in Sonoma County, California, with his wife, Tsigye, and a flock of hummingbirds.
Maggie has worked with Mark Zuckerman over the last 25 years on various water treatment projects associated with public health. She became interested in copper as a potential tool for disease prevention and bacterial disinfection when soap and water are not available. With a mutual interest in finding ways to provide hygiene options to underserved communities, she and Zuckerman teamed up to lead the development of Coppermedics’ efforts to initiate action on these possibilities.