Scientific Advisory Board
Paolo Bonato Ph.D.
Paolo Bonato is Director of Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School and is member of the Affiliated Faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Dr. Bonato has co-authored over 40 research papers and 130 conference proceedings.
Rowland Hazard MD
Rowland Hazard is a board certified internist and spine specialist at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). He is the Director of the Functional Restoration Program at the DHMC Spine Center and Professor of Orthopaedics and Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Hazard has published widely the area of spinal disorders and holds five US patents related to orthopaedic seating concepts/designs. He has extensive experience in medical device entrepreneurship as former CEO of Ergomedics, Inc. and currently as President of Backcycler, LLC.
Stephen Sprigle, PhD, PT
Stephen Sprigle is a Professor in Applied Physiology, Bioengineering and Industrial Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology. As biomedical engineer and physical therapist, his interests include the biomechanics of wheelchair seating and posture, pressure ulcer prevention, standardized wheelchair cushion and support surface testing and assistive technology design. Dr. Sprigle is currently the Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Wheeled Mobility.
Steven J. Stanhope Ph.D.
Dr. Stanhope is a Professor in the Departments of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Biomechanics and Movement Science, and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware. His primary research focus is on rehabilitation biomechanics. Joining UD in October 2007, Dr. Stanhope has served: as the Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences, on the University's Research Council, and as the University's Research Integrity Officer. He is currently Director of Research and Program Coordinator for the $17.4M National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Delaware INBRE program. Prior to joining UD, Dr. Stanhope served 22 years as a senior intramural scientist at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. From 2001 to 2007, he served as the founding Director of the Physical Disabilities Branch and prior that period, Dr. Stanhope was the founding Director of the Biomechanics Laboratory in the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center. Dr. Stanhope is also a founding member of the Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society and the Italian Society for clinical movement analysis (SIAMOC). He was a founding member of the Commission for Motion Laboratory Accreditation and was instrumental in establishing C-Motion, Inc. Dr. Stanhope currently maintains memberships in the American Society of Biomechanics and the International Society of Biomechanics. He has co-authored more than 100 published works and holds U.S. patents and patents pending.
Business Advisory Board
Gregg Fairbrothers MBA
Gregg Fairbrothers is the Founding Director of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN) an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business and Founding Chair of the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center. Prior to returning to Dartmouth in 1999, he served in a variety of management and executive positions in the oil and gas industry for over 22 years, managing and founding exploration and production companies on three continents.
Steve Potter is the Founder and Chairman of Allyon Solutions, a business that specializes in identifying emerging technologies out of university research labs and then developing them into successful companies. Steve also manages Allyon Human Capital Solutions, a specialized financial services recruiting boutique. Prior to establishing Allyon, Steve spent over two decades as a founder, CEO and senior executive of several financial services executive search firms. He also served as COO of TMP Worldwide Executive Search, a “top five” global search firm. He is a 1977 graduate of Yale University.
Jake Reder, Ph.D.
Jake Reder is the Founder and CEO of Celdara Medical, a development firm focused on early-stage medical inventions and discoveries. Dr. Reder is also the Founder and Director of the New Ventures Office at Dartmouth Medical School. He previously led and invested in early-stage technology ventures at Cabot Corporation and PolyTechnos Venture-Partners, respectively.
Dr. Michael Zubkoff
Director, MD-MBA Program at Dartmouth.
Professor and Chairman, Department of Community and Family Medicine Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Professor of Economics and Management, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth & The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
Member, National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine.