- To improve quality of life for elders and their families through technology that is friendly and easy to use.
- To reinforce family connections through people-centered solutions that maintain the human touch.
- To bring more joy to geriatrics :)
Victor served as an army officer while earning his Bachelor's degree in Mechatronics Engineering. He received his Master of Science from MIT, where he researched human-machine interaction for NASA's telerobotics program and taught graduate product design and management courses. With experience working in environmental research, aerospace, particle physics, energy, medical robotics, and clinical research, Victor was inspired to start GeriJoy by his home-bound grandmother. He's an internationally regarded thought leader in senior care tech, having spoken at venues such as the On Lok Sustainable Long Term Care Conference, Connected Health Symposium, AARP Expo, CES Silvers Summit, and TEDMED.
Shuo is a PhD candidate at MIT in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. With research experience from Microsoft and Qualcomm, and a variety of overseas development experience, including in India and China, Shuo is an expert in software, networks, and mobile systems. She has multiple patents and publications in these areas. Also a graduate of the prestigious Tsinghua University in the field of Automation, Shuo brings her extensive skill set to GeriJoy, where she works on technology development, network architecture, and security.
Dr. Ahmed Raza Khan is an Adult, Child and Adolescent psychiatrist at Stanford University and holds a Masters in Public Health. He was awarded the prestigious Jeanne Spurlock Fellowship and Young Leaders Award in medical school and the Donald J. Cohen Fellowship during residency at Emory University. Dr. Khan was selected to be a SAMSHA fellow by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and serves on the APA Council on Communications. He blogs for the APA's Healthy Minds Blog, has spoken nationally and internationally, and has lead-authored various publications and textbook chapters.
Emily is an NYU-trained geriatric and medical social worker with professional experience through Kindred Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Brookdale Senior Living and Amedisys. Prior to entering the field of senior care, Emily was the Founder/CEO of OnlineHR Corp, a pre-Friendster B2B social networking company. She has also worked as a Corporate Sales Trainer for General Electric, NYC Sales Manager for Alberto-Culver, and Fundraising Director for UJA in NYC and SF. Over her career, Emily has had organizational development experience with 32 companies including HP, Apple, Sun, Siemens Medical Devices, Stanford University, etc. She holds five issued patents in social networking.
Jim graduated from Ohio State University’s business school and served as an executive leader in the IT industry for 25 years, helping several software companies reach IPO, accelerated growth and high valued acquisitions. He is now dedicated to improving the care and support available to one of our most treasured resources – our elders. Jim founded Sesen Elder Care, a leading provider of in-home care, care management and elder care education and is serving as President of the Board of Foster City Village, a non-profit volunteer-centered organization focused on helping seniors successfully age in place. He is accredited by the national Society of Certified Senior Advisors as a Certified Senior Advisor.
Dr. Jeffrey Chen is an Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the SF Bay Area. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University where he also earned his MD. He completed his psychiatry training at Emory University and the University of Washington where he was selected as Chief Resident. Jeff currently works for a non-profit mental health organization in addition to running a private practice. He has authored various journal articles and is interested in utilizing technology to improve mental health and quality of life.
Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MS, FAAN