Katherine Raphaelson joined SID-US as its president in April 2013. She previously was a director of the Gorongosa Restoration Project, a conservation and human development effort in Mozambique, which she helped manage for nearly ten years. In addition, she spent six years in association management: she founded and managed a membership association in Boston, the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council, which she built to 300 organizational members. She was later asked to return to the association to rebuild it after it had lapsed. Katherine also worked with numerous start-up companies, including International Wireless/International Online, which acquired Africa Online and ultimately became Prodigy International. She served as that organization’s vice president of international marketing. She also worked for seven years at Boston Technology, a high tech start-up which she joined as the 4th employee and helped build to 500+ people. Katherine holds a B.A. in English from Wellesley College.