Mark Newburg, Steering Committee for HABRI – The Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation is a non-profit research and education organization that is gathering, funding and sharing the scientific research that demonstrates the positive health impacts of animals on people. The growing body of scientific evidence that proves the specific health benefits of the human-animal bond can be used by everyone – from doctors to policymakers – to make informed decisions that improve both human and animal health. As a Steering Committee Member, Mark Newburg, representing his company, Central Garden and Pets, is one of a growing number of companies and organizations that support the HABRI mission. HABRI Founding Sponsors and Steering Committee members have made a leadership commitment to this important mission.