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 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.
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, and Stanford University. She holds five issued patents in social networking.
Dr. Jeffrey Chen is a board-certified 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