Our People

Board of Directors

Steve Feldman Chairman of the Board
Bill Woodcock Executive Director
Dorian Kim Non-executive Director



Bill Woodcock Executive Director
Bill Woodcock

Bill Woodcock is the executive director of Packet Clearing House, the international non-governmental organization that builds and supports critical Internet infrastructure, including Internet exchange points and the core of the domain name system. Since entering the Internet industry in 1985, Bill has helped establish more than two hundred Internet exchange points. In 1989, Bill developed the anycast routing technique that now protects the domain name system. In 1998 he was one of the principal drivers of California 17538.4, the world’s first anti-spam legislation. Bill was principal author of the Multicast DNS and Operator Requirements of Infrastructure Management Methods IETF drafts. In 2002 he co-founded INOC-DBA, the security-coordination hotline system that interconnects the network operations centers of more than three thousand ISPs around the world. And in 2007, Bill was one of the two international liaisons deployed by NSP-Sec to the Estonian CERT during the Russian cyber-attack. In 2011, Bill authored the first survey of Internet interconnection agreements, as input to the OECD’s analysis of the Internet economy. Now, Bill’s work focuses principally on the security and economic stability of critical Internet infrastructure.

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Sean Barton Chief Strategy Officer
Sean Barton

Bio coming soon!

Mimi Rauschendorf Business Manager
Mimi Rauschendorf

Mimi Rauschendorf is the Business Manager for PCH, handling finances and contracts. She has a Masters in Communications from the Technical University of Berlin. She is also a filmmaker, who works as an artist-in-residence at UC Davis, using filmmaking as a therapeutic art form to empower hospitalized children.


Phone +1 415 831 3108
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Kabindra Shrestha Network Director
Chatur Ratna Shakya Systems Engineer
Rustan Shrestha Systems Engineer
Drew Webster Provisioning Engineer

Drew is a person with a keen understanding of organization, a passion for order and a desire for clear communication.

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Bob Arasmith Systems Director
Rob Tate DNS Service Manager
Robin McNeill Senior Engineer, Internal Operations


Gaël Hernández Director, Edge Network Strategy and Planning
Gaël Hernández

Gaël Hernandez is the Director Edge Network Strategy and Planning at Packet Clearing House. In this role, he is directly involved and responsible for the strategy, acquisition, implementation and management of business relationships with strategic vendors and partners to expand PCH’s footprint across the world. His work involves setting out the global peering and Internet exchange strategy, growing and planning the edge network capacity, engaging with peers, attending conferences and representing PCH in an official capacity.

Prior to PCH, Gaël worked as a Policy Analyst in the Digital Economy Policy Division of the OECD and as Software Engineer and ICT Digital Transformation consultant in the private and NGO sector.

Gaël joined PCH in December 2012 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

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Nishal Goburdhan Internet Infrastructure Analyst
Nishal Goburdhan

Nishal is an Internet Analyst at Packet Clearing House (PCH), working primarily in the Middle East and African region. He has established, worked with, and continuously supports Network Operator Groups (NOGs) across the globe, promoting self-development through the Internet.

Nishal is also the general manager for the community-run Internet Exchange Points (INXes) for South Africa. Both from a technical and policy background, Nishal has been involved in developing interconnections and Internet Exchange Points across the globe, and now adds those years of experience to Africa’s largest peering points.

He’s been CTO, and Senior Project Manager: Global Infrastructure, for AfriNIC, the Regional Internet Registry for Africa, and has worked in several roles at Internet Solutions, South Africa's largest corporate ISP, growing their infrastructure to a multinational service provider, operating across 4 continents during his 12 year working stint there.

Nishal is passionate about transferring knowledge to developing countries. He has been a long-term volunteer instructor for the African Network Operators Group (AfNOG) for more than a decade, and routinely teaches at NOGs around the globe.

Phone +1 415 831 3104
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Dibya Khatiwada Peering Coordinator

Dibya holds a masters degree in Telecommunication Engineering and works as a peering coordinator and data analyst. His primary task is to help organizations peer with PCH's root DNS node. His favorite part of this role is the outreach and meeting / writing emails to people from around the world.

Prior to working at PCH, he was an administrator at the Asian Institute of Technology, where he planned and managed various kinds networks and services. He also served as a network engineer at Nepal Research and Education Network to start his career and he is a general member of the same organization currently. Apart from work, he participates at regional and national level Internet conferences and teaches at several workshops voluntarily. Dibya is also a program committee member of South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG) and Nepalese network operators group (npNOG).

Dibya is happy to live and work in his hometown of Kathmandu, Nepal. He considers this a big accomplishment as it allows him to be close to family. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, reading, and sports.

Phone +1 415 831 3110
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Sara Alamin Outreach Coordinator
Sara Alamin

Sara provides assistance and support to IX operators and contributes to PCH's network expansion by explaining the benefits of hosting a DNS node at Internet exchange points

Prior to joining PCH, she was a network and systems engineer for SudREN, the Sudanese Research and Education Network, and before that, for the Nile Center for Technology Research. Sara is an active supporter of Network Operations Groups, being the co-founder of the Sudanese NOG, and a frequent speaker and trainer on IPv6, DNS, DNSSEC, and network scalability at AfNOG, APRICOT, and MENOG. She has an MSc. in Internet Engineering, and a BSc. in Electronic Engineering.

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John Todd Senior Technologist

John has been working with the Internet since the 1980’s across a wide range of technologies including VoIP, massively multiplayer games, ISPs, satellite communications, and public directory systems such as the DNS, primarily with a focus in operations management and product/project management.

His role at PCH is supervising projects involving code development, operations, and partner relationships to build extensions of existing platforms or create new offerings as part of the PCH portfolio.

Hobbies include managing his farm, Raspbery Pi/Arduino hacks, and fabricating with metal in his shop. He has kept his own ASN for several decades, and keeps a varied network full of bleeding- and trailing-edge technologies. He resides in the rolling hillsides of Oregon though is found in the Bay Area or in the window seat of an aircraft for a significant portion of his hours.

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Professional Services

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Rob Kish Accountant


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Bevil Wooding
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Jeri Linder
John Savageau
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Rick Wesson
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