Breaking New Ground: Welcome Our New Board Members
Since inception in 2005, Benefits Data Trust (BDT) has helped to secure $7.5 billion in public benefits which help families and individuals better afford food, healthcare, housing, and more. In the last 15 years, our mission and our work have evolved and expanded to meet ever changing social and economic needs in monumental ways thanks to the incredible efforts of our partners, staff, and board members.
As we continue to expand our impact across the country, we are honored to welcome new board members to BDT who will undoubtedly help us to break new ground. This year, we welcome Julius Green and Zia Khan to our board, who join our illustrious and dynamic team of leaders, including Margaret Berger Bradley and Vikki Wachino, both of whom joined our board in 2019.
Julius Green is a retired tax partner and regional tax leader for the Philadelphia tax services group at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. With nearly 30 years of experience working with tax-exempt organizations, Julius provides consultation on tax compliance and consulting matters that impact the firm’s not-for-profit, healthcare, senior living, higher education, membership organization, social clubs and private foundation clients. Julius earned his BA in Accounting and a Finance Concentration MBA from the University of Baltimore, and holds a JD from The George Washington University Law School. He serves on the Finance and Audit sub-committee at Benefits Data Trust.
As Senior Vice President for Innovation, Zia currently oversees The Rockefeller Foundation’s approach to developing solutions that can have transformative impact on people’s lives. He partners with various initiative teams to incorporate innovation into their strategies. He also leads programmatic work to develop new tools, fields, and movements to improve the social impact of innovations, particularly those related to data and technology. He advises a number of partners and grantees on strategy and leadership. Zia Khan joined the Benefits Data Trust board in March of 2020 and serves on the Strategy and Risk sub-committee. He holds a BS from Cornell University and MS and PhD from Stanford University.
Margaret Berger Bradley
Margaret is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA. She was previously Executive Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative and COO of The Reinvestment Fund, a national leader in neighborhood revitalization. Margaret holds an MBA from Yale University and a BA from the University of Virginia and has worked for more than 25 years in the fields of economic development and community investment. She serves on the Finance and Audit sub-committee at Benefits Data Trust.
Vikki Wachino has worked for more than 25 years to advance stronger health care policy for low income people in the United States. She is the former Deputy Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, where she oversaw all policy and operations for the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs, which serve more than 70 million Americans. She has also worked as a consultant, advising organizations on making policy, strategy and operational changes to advance the health of people with complex social needs, including people involved in the criminal justice system. Earlier in her career, Vikki worked at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and NORC at the University of Chicago. Vikki is the author of many publications on Medicaid coverage and financing and speaks frequently on these topics, including in testimony before the United States Congress. Vikki serves on the Strategy and Risk sub-committee at Benefits Data Trust.
With their guidance and professional expertise, we look forward to expanding our impact in streamlining and providing better access to public benefits.