Evelyn Berezin founded the first word-processor company, Redactron Corporation, in 1969. She has been an independent director and management consultant to technology-based companies since 1988, following a 35-year career in computer design and development. She was President of Greenhouse Management Company, the General Partner of a group of venture capital funds totaling $20 million and dedicated to early stage, high technology companies. She began her career as a logic designer, and holds a number of patents in the field of computer hardware design. Ms. Berezin received a B.A. and did graduate work at New York University in physics and held an Atomic Energy Commission Fellowship. She has received honorary doctorates from Adelphi University and Eastern Michigan University, and has served on the Boards of CIGNA, Standard MEMS, Koppers, and Datapoint. Ms. Berezin currently works as a management consultant for Brookhaven Science Associates, which manages and operates the Brookhaven National Laboratory. She serves on the board of directors of Sion Power and the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research. She is a recipient of the Long Island Distinguished Leadership Award and has been featured in BusinessWeek's list of Top 100 Business Women in the United States.