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Officially founded in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Team See Possibilities pursues the mission of inspiring and empowering young people with vision loss to thrive and excel. Our vision is to demonstrate to the world what a person with a visual impairment is capable of achieving, to inspire children with visual impairments and their communities around the world, and to create the next generation of vision impaired role models through education and mentorship.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dan Berlin is a enterprising entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and endurance athlete who happens to be blind. He believes in creating opportunity and giving back around the globe.
Dan gradually lost his eyesight from cone-rod dystrophy. He was diagnosed at 7 years old and became legally blind in his late 20s. After more than 12 years of working around the globe in large multi-national corporations, he co-founded Rodelle, a world-leading vanilla extract company, which sold to Archer-Daniels Midland Company in 2018, and subsequently exited as CEO at age 48.
He decided, despite his blindness, to become a marathoner. Dan has since run twelve marathons, including NYC and Boston, completed several triathlons, was the first blind athlete to run across the Grand Canyon and back, ran the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in less than 13 hours, and recently completed his greatest challenge to date: climbing to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in two and a half days.
Dan is a co-founder and President of Team See Possibilities. He serves as chairman of the board of Success Beyond Sight, a nonprofit corporation that helps individuals who are blind or have low vision to advance professionally and fully engage in community life by eliminating barriers to their equal opportunity for success. Dan is also a member of and co-founded Team Sea to See which was comprised of four blind cyclists riding tandem bicycles in 2018 Race Across America.
Dan’s passion is finding and uplifting ability in himself and others.
Brad is a graduate of Harvard Business School, Vanderbilt University (Mechanical Engineering) and is a former Nuclear Power Naval Officer. He recently ended a 17-year career at Intel Corporation to increase his focus on helping others and pursue some lifelong passions.
A runner who has completed 20 marathons and half marathons, he recently added ultra marathons to the competitive mix. He has traveled to over 70 countries, and hopes to break 100 in the next 10 years.
Fernando is a serial entrepreneur, scientist and public speaker who has created award-winning assistive technology for people who are visually impaired. Born with albinism and legally blind, Fernando grew up in the tropical island of Puerto Rico. His Father, a US Airforce veteran, inspired his love for science and technology. Fernando realized that his vision impairment allowed him to become a unique problem-solver. He pursued a career in science by first earning his doctorate in Chemistry and then became an independent researcher in Physics at Harvard, where he received the prestigious NIH Ruth Kirstein National Independent Research Award. Fernando then realized his opportunity to transition into entrepreneurship and founded his first technology company in 2010. Since then, he has founded three companies, and has driven more than ten products to market. Fernando has built and led teams and scaled companies from zero to millions in revenue. He is on the board of directors of various organizations for the blind including MABVI. He is an alum of the world’s leading business accelerators: TechStars, Mass-Challenge and Y-Combinator. He’s been featured on CNN, MIT Review, Forbes as well as on TV shows like Meet the Drapers.