William (Bill) Lester

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William (Bill) Lester

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Bill Lester is executive director of NPOKI. A visionary in use of information and communications technologies, particularly in low-resource settings, Bill is well-known in the nonprofit knowledge management and technology communities, and is a popular speaker at many industry gatherings. As chief information officer for EngenderHealth for 15 years, Bill was instrumental in capturing and sharing the organization's operational and programmatic best practices and lessons learned. In 2007, he was honored with NTEN's Lifetime Achievement Award. He was an NTEN board member, participates on the advisory committees for NPOWER and KABISSA, and is an NPOKI founding member. A strong proponent of social entrepreneurship, Bill works worldwide to promote and encourage problem-solvers. His personal mission is "Imagine * Build * Connect."