To improve health and quality of life for patients and their families through technology that is easy to use, friendly, and that maintains the human touch.
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 health 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 received her PhD from MIT, where she completed her graduate studies at 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 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.
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 healthcare, 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, and Stanford University. She holds five issued patents in social networking.
Terry is a business development professional with a passion for health and medicine. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology from San Francisco State University, and most recently worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers, initially as Marketing Manager and later as a Business Development Manager responsible for driving long-term growth of Fortune 500 companies including major Bay Area pharmaceutical and technology firms such as Adobe Systems, Electronic Arts, Genetech, and Gilead Sciences. Terry is a member of the American Society of Microbiology, and volunteers as a Science Tutor/Mentor at Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula. He enjoys participating in research to advance health and medicine, such as Stanford University's microbiome and personal omics study.
Diane Chau, MD
Dr. Diane Chau is the PACE Medical Director of San Ysidro Health Center, Managing Director of HealthVerge, Associate Professor (past Program Director of Geriatrics) at UC San Diego, and Medical Director at the San Diego VA Health System CLC. A board-certified hospice & palliative internist, she completed her geriatric fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine and has been an Albert Schweitzer Fellow for Life since 1991. During her career she has won over $5.5 million in peer reviewed grant funding, along with many accolades including being listed as a US News & World Report Top Doctor every year since 2011. Dr. Chau has served on committees of organizations including the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, and numerous others.
Brittany Wang, MA, RCFE
Health Advocate Team Manager
Brittany served as a family caregiver for many years during her childhood, and earned her Master’s in Gerontology at San Francisco State University, where she also served as President of the SFSU Honors Society in Gerontology. She spent several years leading activities, life enrichment, and dementia/memory care programming at senior care providers such as Sunrise Senior Living and AgeSong. She also served as the Business Office Director at AgeSong, where she reported directly to executive management and managed various aspects of HR and accounting. Moving into the world of startups with Wix.com, she developed experience supporting and coaching customers with diverse levels of comfort around technology. At GeriJoy, Brittany leads and develops the GeriJoy team of Health Advocates to provide compassionate psychosocial support.
Mark is a serial entrepreneur with professional experience in Health IT product management. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and has had a diverse career developing information and medical software systems with organizations such as Massachusetts General Hospital, ICON Clinical Research, and the National Marrow Donor Program. Mark also founded MDi Touch, Inc, a mobile and computer vision technology startup, and brings to GeriJoy his entrepreneurial passion along with deep knowledge of product management, business process optimization, requirements gathering, and interfacing with HIT systems.
Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MS, FAAN