Abe Rafi

rafi@thearc.org

Abe RafiSenior Director of Technology Strategy and Programs

Abe is charged with enabling The Arc to achieve the digital dimensions of its goals.  He organizes teams of developers, designers and other stakeholders to create websites and apps.  He is responsible for managing relationships with technology-focused partners in corporate and government settings. He has led product development teams to create online communities, mobile applications, websites and business intelligence tools for social change organizations such as Ashoka, Disability Rights International, The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, and for various clients as the founder of a web design firm. Abe is a long-time advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, having reported on human rights abuses in institutions for people with disabilities and trained human rights activists in Serbia, Turkey, and Russia. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan.