Bob Chatelle is a semi-retired computer programmer, whose prior political experience had been as an anti-censorship activist for the National Writers Union (NWU) and the Boston Coalition for Freedom of Expression. He became concerned about the problem of false accusations from discussions with NWU colleagues Judith Levine, Debbie Nathan, and Mark Pendergrast. With his partner, Jim D’Entremont, he founded the Bernard Baran Justice Committee and serves as Executive Director of the National Center for Reason and Justice.

He was born and raised in Aitkin, Minnesota.

Here is a traditional Christmas recipe from his ancestral village.