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Who We Are

Benetech is a different kind of technology company. We’re a nonprofit whose mission is to empower communities in need by creating scalable technology solutions. Our work has transformed how over 400,000 people with disabilities read, made it safer for human rights defenders in over fifty countries to document violations, and equipped environmental conservationists to protect ecosystems and species all over the world. And our Benetech Labs is working on the next big impact.

We’ve assembled a unique team of tech leaders, nonprofit social enterprise change makers, and experts in the fields of human rights, technology, education, and the environment. Our team is committed to bringing the power of technology to bear on today’s most pressing social needs and ensuring that those who would benefit most from technology have access to it.

You can learn more about our senior management team and board of directors through the links below.

Headshot of Benetech's President, Betsy Beaumon Betsy Beaumon President Brian Behlendorf Brian Behlendorf Board Member Anna Berns Anna Berns Director, Grants Management Photo of Sam Bright, Board of Directors Sam Bright Board Member Headshot of Anh Bui, Vice President of Benetech Labs Anh Bui VP, Benetech Labs Headshot of Benetech Board Member Gerardo Capiel. Gerardo Capiel Board Member Christy Chin Christy Chin Board Chair Photo of Yogen Dalal, member of Benetech's Board of Directors. Yogen Dalal Board Member G. Gervaise Davis III, Esquire G. Gervaise Davis III, Esquire Board Member Aaron Firestone Aaron Firestone Director, Business Development Photo of Jim Fruchterman, Founder & CEO Jim Fruchterman Founder & CEO Jim Kleckner James E. Kleckner, Ph.D. Board Member Joie Le, General Counsel Joie Lê VP & General Counsel Photo of Sukhi Nagesh, CFO Sukhi Nagesh CFO & VP, Finance J. Leighton Read, M.D. J. Leighton Read, M.D. Board Member Joel Riciputi, VP Marketing Joel Riciputi VP, Marketing Portrait of Benetech VP of Engineering Mark Roberts. Mark Roberts COO A Photo of Robin Seaman, Benetech's Director of Content Acquisition Robin Seaman Director, Content Acquisition Photo of Jane Simchuk, Vice President of Human Resources & Administration Jane Poole VP, Human Resources & Administration Portrait of Benetech Director of Global Literacy Operations Fred Slone. Fred Slone Director, Global Literacy Operations Photo of Brad Turner, VP of Global Literacy Brad Turner VP, Global Literacy Robert A. Wexler Robert A. Wexler Board Member