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Board of Directors

The Board of the Triple Nine Society Foundation consists of the Board Members of the Triple Nine Society.

Eric Zimmermann

Eric Zimmermann, thrice-elected Chairman of the Triple Nine Society, is President of the Triple Nine Society Foundation. He is recently repatriated to the US after living and working 12 years in China as a commercial attorney doing foreign investment, JV and IPO work, as well as Asia Director and partner in a private chemicals exporting firm. Spare time was consumed by volunteer work with the US State Department in SW China, pro bono work on domestic violence and international adoptions, and month-long hiking trips deep into the mountains and jungles of SW China. He's now building a secluded home for self-sufficient retirement on 48 acres of rural NC land, not far from kids and grandkids. Eric has been a member of the Triple Nine Society since 1980.


 

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Eric Zimmermann

Thorsten Heitzmann

Thorsten Heitzmann is German by birth and Swiss by marriage, living with his family near Lucerne in Switzerland. He is a physician, but being married to a very busy ophthalmologist, he leaves the medical stuff to his wife and concentrates on all the other things needed to keep the "family business" running. Apart from family and job, Thorsten spends his time on reading history books (or older crime fiction), volunteering in the local Montessori school, and TNS. He's been a member of TNS since 2005 and in 2010 volunteered as Editor of the society's journal Vidya, a position he has held ever since, producing a journal every two months.


 

Thorsten Heitzmann

Thorsten Heitzmann

Ryan Jackson

Ryan Jackson is originally from Wyoming but has traveled extensively throughout Latin America as a physician and board member of non-profit organizations. He is currently Dean of Academics at Caribbean Medical University.


 

Ryan Jackson

Ryan Jackson

Dave Stubbs

Dave Stubbs is a career IT guy who has worked in the field for nearly 30 years, currently as the Chief Technology Officer of a multinational travel retailer.  He enjoys mentoring others in his chosen field, helping them develop their abilities and advance in their careers.  He values logical problem-solving, uncommon sense, and creative practical solutions.  He has been a member of TNS since 2010 and has thoroughly enjoyed meeting fascinating new people and interacting with newfound friends in the society.  He is happy to serve as the latest Membership Officer of TNS and will happily evaluate your qualifications to join.


 

Dave Stubbs

Dave Stubbs

Jon Miles

Jon Miles has been a member of Triple Nine Society since 1981, Information Officer from 2001-2016, and Financial Officer since 2011. Jon has been a business owner in the San Diego area since 1990, designing and building eye imaging systems for research and clinical applications. Prior work was developing computer modeling and analysis in ophthalmology at University of Michigan during the 1980s, and specialized biometric iris cameras since 1989. Since 2005, a wide range of illuminators have been developed for optimized biometric imaging of the anterior aspect of the eye. Recent work has been developing iris color measurement protocols for anthropology and genetics research, as well as applications for ophthalmic laser treatment.


 

Jon Miles

Jon Miles

Stephen Christopher Swift

Stephen was born in New York, New York. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan and later passed the Michigan Bar Exam and was admitted to the bar in Michigan. He then moved to Hawaii, passed the Hawaii Bar Exam, and was admitted to the bar in Hawaii, where he practiced law for several years. While still in Hawaii, Stephen was admitted on motion to the bar in the District of Columbia, passed the Patent Bar Exam and became a registered patent attorney.
He then worked as a patent attorney in Arlington, Virginia and was admitted on motion to bar in Virginia, and joined the Triple Nine Society. Stephen also passed the Maryland Bar Exam and was admitted to the bar in Maryland. In 2011, he started Swift & Swift, Attorneys at Law, P.L.L.C. in Alexandria, Virginia.


 

Stephen C. Swift

Stephen C. Swift

Tom Chantler

Tom Chantler is a self-employed IT consultant from the UK who has been creating computer software since the late 1970s, before he started school. Tom’s main areas of interest are security, performance tuning and helping others to learn. Since joining TNS in 2013 he has made a number of very interesting new friends and this has led to his increased involvement in the society. In 2016 he was elected as a Member-at-Large and subsequently appointed Information Officer. Tom lives just outside London with his wife and three children.


 

Tom Chantler

Tom Chantler

Jens Wiechers

Jens Wiechers serves as Member-at-Large and Psychometrician of the Triple Nine Society. In his daily life, he is founding partner at a Berlin-based IoT-/hardware startup accelerator program and Co-CEO of an award winning eHealth-Startup developing therapeutic gamification solutions for elderly care. He studied physics, computer science and philosophy at the University of Cologne before graduating high school and studied economics, communication and political sciences at Zeppelin University and Harvard, spending some time at the Max-Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.


 

Jens Wiechers

Jens Wiechers

Ina Bendis

Formerly our Membership Officer, Dr. Ina K. Bendis, Esq., now has chosen to fill the office of MAL (Member-at-Large), into which she was elected. Ina lives in Santa Clara, the heart of California's Silicon Valley, and holds a Masters in Business (Stanford GSB, Sloan), a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, an M.D. and a J.D. degree. Ina served on the Santa Clara Unified School Board for eight years, from 2006 to 2014, and she enjoys teaching and tutoring, medical and legal consulting. She also enjoys visiting her two kids and seven grandchildren in Portland, OR and Kochav Hashachar, Israel.


 

Ina Bendis

Why the Triple Nine Society?

If you read our constitution, even just the first paragraph, you will see that we are founded on certain principles having mostly to do with building a strong community. 
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What's New in TNS?

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