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Board of Directors


Ambassador Luis Gallegos, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, Republic of Ecuador; former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations in New York, and Past Chair of the UN General Assembly Ad-hoc Preparatory Committee of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


  • Mohammed Al-Tarawneh, Founding Chair, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Daniel Aghion, Co-Founder, W2i
  • Shilpi Kapoor, CEO, BarrierBreak
  • Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director, G3ict
  • Susan Mazrui, Director, Global Public Policy, AT&T Services Inc.
  • Silvia Quan, Disability Rights Advocate (Guatemala)
  • Sharon Spencer, Past Managing Director, IAAP



  • Tim Springer, CEO, Level Access (past Treasurer GAATES)

Board of Advisors

The role of the Board of Advisors is to provide early thought leadership to the G3ict's programs, and to help define objectives for each program.

Corporate Leaders

  • Andrew Kirkpatrick, Head of Accessibility, Adobe
  • Suzan Mazrui, Director, Global Public Policy, AT&T Services Inc.
  • Tom Pey (Dr), Co-Founder, Waymap; Founding Chairman, Wayfindr
  • Nigel Prentice, Global Head of Accessibility, IBM

Committee Chairs

  • John D. Kemp, Esq., President & CEO, Lakeshore Foundation
  • Debra Ruh, G3ict EmployAbility Chair
  • Frances West, G3ict Strategy and Development Committee Chair and IAAP East Asia Liaison

International Advisors

  • David Berman, President, David Berman Communications; PDF/UA committee member; Chair of the Carleton University Access Network
  • David Banes, Director, Access and Inclusion, David Banes Access
  • Seth Bravin, Director, Strategic Alliances, Accessibility, T-Mobile
  • Judy Brewer, Director WAI - Web Accessibility Initiative, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • Gerald Craddock, CEUD - National Disability Authority, Ireland
  • Alireza Darvishy, Professor, Head of the ICT Accessibility Lab, Zurich University for Applied Sciences; Center of Accessibility, Credit Suisse Group
  • David Dikter, CEO, Assistive Technologies Industry Association (ATIA)
  • Gerry Ellis, Feel The BenefIT; Fellow of The Irish Computer Society; ITU representative at the Joint Technical Advisory Group (JTAG)
  • Simão Ferraz de Campos Neto, Counsellor, ITU-T SG 16 International (ITU)
  • Larry Goldberg, Senior Director and Head of Accessibility, Verizon Media
  • Mohamed Jemni, Professor, Director of ICT, Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), Tunisia
  • Shane Kanady, Senior Fellow, G3ict
  • Pina D’Intino, Senior Fellow for Financial Services, G3ict
  • Irmgarda Kasinskaite, UNESCO
  • Fernando Laguarda, Faculty Director, Program on Law and Government, American University Washington College of Law
  • Dipendra Manocha, DAISY Consortium
  • Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, The World Bank
  • Mike Paciello, Founder of WebABLE, Inc., web site consultancy
  • Carolyn P. Phillips, Director of Services and Learning, College of Design, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Victor Pineda, President, The Victor Pineda Foundation and World ENABLED
  • Laura Ruby, Senior Fellow, G3ict
  • Katherine Seelman, former Professor Rehabilitation Science and Technology, Associate Dean Disability Programs School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburg
  • John J. Sullivan, Senior Fellow, G3ict
  • Roxana Widmer-Iliescu, Senior Programme Officer, ITU-D Focal Point for ICT Accessibility, Digital Inclusion Division, BDT, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)


  • Inmaculada Placencia-Porrero, Senior Expert, Disability & Inclusion, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Akiko Ito, Chief, Secretariat for the CRPD / UN DESA
  • Eric Zhang, Social Affairs Officer, Secretariat for the CRPD / UN DESA
  • Dónal Rice, Senior Design Advisor, ICT for CEUD, National Disability Authority, Ireland