Benita has been involved with PresenTense from the very beginning, with the publishing of the first magazines. In the 1970s Benta Owned and Operated the Stenotype Institute. Stenotype was an Associate Degree granting school in Occupational Studies, with multiple locations in New York and Florida. She currently sits on the New York board of the Simon Weisenthal Tolerance Center as well as the New York advisory board of CAMERA. She is a private investor who lives in her beautiful home in New York City.