Mr. Cumberford is a co-founder of Bent Creek Institute, Inc. (BCI) based at The North Carolina Arboretum near Asheville, NC, which is home to Bent Creek Germplasm Repository (BCGR), America’s only independent medicinal plant and endophyte germplasm repository. Mr. Cumberford served on BCI’s Board of Directors beginning in 2008 until assuming the Presidency in January 2011. In March 2012, BCI announced a strategic co-branding partnership between BCGR and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) for supplying botanical reference materials to botanical industry supply-chain parties in the US natural products industry. Mr. Cumberford received a Bachelor of Science degree (Phi Beta Kappa) in Environmental Earth Sciences from Stanford University in 1990.
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