Board of Directors
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.
- Jan 19 - Feb 16: Hong Kong
- Feb 17 - Feb 19: Munich
- Feb 20 - Feb 24: Berkeley
- Feb 25 - Feb 26: Hong Kong
- Feb 27 - Mar 1: Ho Chi Minh City
- Mar 2 - Mar 13: Hong Kong
- Mar 14 - Mar 19: Berkeley
- Mar 20 - Apr 2: Hong Kong
- Apr 3 - Apr 4: New Orleans
- Apr 7: Kazan
- Apr 8 - May 15: Hong Kong
- May 29 - Jun 2: Nairobi
- Jun 26 - Jun 29: Johannesburg
- Jul 24 - Jul 25: Las Vegas
- Jul 26 - Jul 28: Portland
- Nov 15 - Nov 16: Hyderabad
Dr. Stapleton-Gray serves as principal investigator for PCH on the DHS IMPACT (Information Marketplace for Analysis of Cyber-Risk and Trust) program. He is also a trustee of the Albany Unified School District Board of Education, and an aspiring playwright.
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.
Jeri Linder McNeill is PCH’s lead provisioning engineer. She began working in the Internet Service Provider industry in 1997, and may be the world’s only second-generation packet-switching provisioning engineer. She lives and works in Sebastopol California, USA, attached to PCH’s Berkeley office.
Bronwyn Lewis is an Engineer at Packet Clearing House (PCH). She has been working at PCH since November of 2013. Currently, she is working on automating provisioning of PCH's many world wide deployments and improving security of PCH's servers through centralized configuration. She is a frequent speaker and has spoken at both NANOG63, NANOG65, RIPE71 and AutomaCon in 2016. Through her work at PCH, she is competent in Linux, Python, Cisco IOS, networking (OSPF, BGP), virtualization (VMware, VirtualBox, Vagrant), automation (Ansible, PXE) and internet exchange operations. Bronwyn is active in her community by volunteering with the San Francisco Metropolitan Internet Exchange (SFMIX) and also volunteers with the art work and networking at the annual art and music festival, Burning Man. You can read more about her at her blog.
Neil worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years with companies such as the BBC, NBCUniversal, FOX and Disney. His involvement in the technical operations of TV had him working on many TV projects from scripted shows, animations, news and sports at the 2012 London Olympics.
Neil has taken the natural career progression from Old to New technology via Google Fiber and now works in the PCH team as a Provisioning Engineer. He is an Technical Emmy winner was educated in England and lives in Los Angeles with his partner Amy.
Ashley Jones is the Senior Web and Tools Programmer at Packet Clearing House (PCH). Since joining PCH in April 2014, Ashley has worked on numerous projects, including PCH's website, internal systems security, key ceremonies, developing standards & documentation, and improving internal systems and tools. He spoke at SANOG 27 in Nepal about using Let's Encrypt with Apache, and is a regular at other conferences such as Google I/O and DEFCON. Ashley is also involved in his local hackerspace, SYN Shop, and regularly posts on his blog about all sorts of wonderful geeky and technical things.
Mr. Bevil Wooding is an Internet Strategist and the Caribbean Outreach Manager for Packet Clearing House. He regularly facilitates regional and international seminars, workshops on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Innovation, Policy, and Internet Governance and Internet Exchange Point (IXP) Development. He also serves as an advisor to several Caribbean governments and regional institutions, including the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on technology, education, cybersecurity and the internet economy.
He is one of the chief architects in the design and implementation of pioneering Caribbean ICT Roadshow, an initiative of the CTU started in 2009. Since then the Roadshow has impacted more than 15 Caribbean nations by educating policy makers, strengthening critical Internet infrastructure and increasing the level of public awareness of the role of ICTs in community empowerment and regional development.
Mr. Wooding is a founding member of the Caribbean Network Operators Group, CaribNOG, a volunteer community of network operators and stakeholders sharing technical experiences, building technical capacity and advocating relevant technical models for the region.
In 2010, Mr. Wooding was designated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as a Trusted Community Representative and entrusted, as one of seven Recovery Key Share Holders for the Domain Name Server Security Extensions (DNSSEC) protocol that protects domain names on the Internet.
In 2011, the University of the West Indies (UWI) selected Mr. Wooding as one of 50 distinguished UWI Alumni of the St Augustine Campus for his leadership, advocacy efforts, and contributions in the field of education and technology.
In 2013, LACNIC conferred him its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his role in establishing Internet exchange Points in the Caribbean and for his contribution to the development of training programs and educational resources to strengthen adoption and use of the Internet.
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.
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.
Ashwin Mathew is a researcher at Packet Clearing House.He graduated with a Ph.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Information in 2014. Prior to his doctoral studies, he spent a decade as a programmer and technical architect in companies such as Adobe Systems and Sun Microsystems.
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.
- Jan 23 - Jan 25: Washington, DC
- Aug 21 - Aug 30: Arusha
Alexis is a French native with a deep fascination for technology and how people use it. Curious and enthusiastic, he’s been craving for big project that would have a positive impact on the world. Still new to the complex internet industry, he joined PCH as a R&D engineer so he could contribute through what he knows best: computer science. Past projects have included deep analysis on global routing and BGP behaviors, call center skills-based routing based on machine learning algorithms, and creation of an agricultural water management control system based on both hardware and software components. His current work with PCH focuses on the collection and use of metrics to inform and manage how packets move to and from DNS and BGP service interfaces.