Board Of Directors
“If you cannot feed a hundred people, then feed one.” – Mother Theresa
The Relief for Human Suffering Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to restore the gift of sight and reduce the suffering caused by easily treatable medical conditions in developing countries.
Meet the talented individuals that make up our Board of Directors below.
Having been born and raised in Nigeria, living on less than $1 a day, Benson knows first-hand the debilitating impact of health-related human suffering in developing countries. From that humble beginning, he became the first in his family to earn a college education, followed by a successful career in a Fortune 100 company. As a Christian, Benson believes that to whom much is given, much is required and wants to contribute to improving people’s lives in Africa and developing countries all over the world. As a result, he founded R4HS Foundation and has pledged up to 10% of his income in addition to volunteering a tremendous amount of his time. Benson graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from Leicester University and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in the UK. Benson is a Biopharm executive with 20-plus years of experience in business and leadership. When not at work, he enjoys several wholesome activities, including traveling, dancing, and real estate investment. Benson is a proud father of 3 awesome children he loves with all his heart.
Matt Maltese, Director.
Matt has 25-plus years of experience in Medtech R & D. His research publications focus on using multi-camera systems and sensors to quantify anatomical motion in 3D. Philips commercialized his work on a novel medical device to provide visualization of CPR. Matt was a professor at UPenn medical school and a co-founder and primary fundraiser for a Medtech incubator. Presently, he is co-founder and Chief Engineer at X-Biomedical, a startup focused on developing technology to democratize surgical microscopy, including eye surgery.
Matt is adjunct faculty at three universities and a hospital. When he is not working, he enjoys traveling with his wife Heather to visit their children and grandchildren.
Ranjani Manjunath Durham, Director.
Ranjani is very inspired by the Relief for Human Suffering Foundation’s mission to prevent avoidable blindness in developing countries. This stems from her father’s own upbringing through poverty in India, ultimately becoming a traveling doctor, and the significance of providing resources and support for impoverished people in rural villages to improve their health. She is thrilled now to be contributing towards an organization that strives to give sight to people in the developing world.
Ranjani brings over 20 years of commercial experience in market access and marketing, along with training in health policy and health services research. She is a member of CHIEF, a national executive women’s leadership network. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and resides in West Chester, PA with her husband and 2 children.