A global network of local support for blood donation

Ben Bergman

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Founder and Executive Director Ben Bergman created the first online community of blood donors, and pioneered the use of social media for donor recruitment.  This global registry establishes a network of peer-recruitment and real-time communications that support local operations.  Ben has spoken at industry events including America’s Blood Center’s Annual Donor Recruitment Conference in 2008, and at the California Blood Banking Society’s 2009 Annual Conference.  At MASTERY Rehabilitation he grew the cognitive orthotic innovator to market leadership in nine states and Canada, and developed a Continuing Education program for professionals accredited by the American Psychological Association.  Ben has deep experience in Sales, Marketing, Recruiting and Business Development in the Digital Media, Healthcare and Supply Chain sectors.  From his work as an Executive Recruiter at Bond Media Tech to his multi-sector work for the Special Assistant for Technology in Chicago City Hall, Ben is ever mindful of the human factors that impact business.  Accomplishments include an Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Labor for MASTERY Rehabilitation Systems’ work with the Philadelphia Office of Vocational Rehabilitation; X-Box Live Arcade Wits & Wagers credit for social game content; and numerous articles in Cognitive Rehabilitation trade publications from 1996 to 2000. He holds a Bachelor's of Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and pursued a Master's in Public Policy at the University of Chicago.