Our Story

Joseph Li holding his butterfly when he was suffering from the OSA

Inspired by his personal childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) experience, misdiagnosis, and an eventual cure, Joseph Li founded "Be the Change Foundation" in 2014 with a mission to promote awareness on children's sleep apnea and sleep health. Teaming up with his doctors and volunteers, Joseph has organized and spoken at regular outreach events to broader communities.

The foundation expanded its mission to improve children's creativity by teaching children the latest technology and mentoring k-12 children's math, science, and technology such as 3D designing seminars.

The foundation attracted many like-minded young professionals and executives who devoted their time and money to serve the community, the new chapter of the foundation of professional development started with the support of many high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. The company co-organize events with Be the Change Foundation as well as providing generous matching fund for the volunteer hours and donations.

We welcome more k-12 students, professionals, executives, and corporations to join us, serving our community and make a real social impact!


Founder: Joseph Li

Board of Directors: Elizabeth Xu, Ph.D., Henry Zhang

Advisor: Dr. Paul Lee, Ms. Patricia Zimmerman

Director of Operation: Ray Zhang, Ph.D

Director of Marketing: Michelle Hou, MD and MBA

Director of Design: Kate Xu

Volunteers: Chloe Du, Alex Tang, Jennifer Xie, Bonnie Nie, Jack Cheng, Pei Wang, Peggy Hsieh

Contact Us: Operation@betheChange.foundation