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External Advisory Board

Chair of Board:

Richard Schulz, Ph.D.
Director, UCSUR
Distinguished Service Professor, Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh

Industry Members​:

Stephen Ewell

Executive Director

Consumer Technology Association Foundation

Peter Kallestrup

Co-founder & CEO

i-Function, Inc.


Katie Wainwright, Ph.D.

UX Researcher



John Richards, PhD FACM FBCS
Distinguished Research Staff Member
Member IBM Academy of Technology
IBM Research AI
T.J. Watson Research Center, New York

Community Members​:
Michelle Arnot  

Senior Director of Community Relations  

Circle of Care


Philicia L. Deckard, LSW CBIST
Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of Illinois

Amy Wald, MSW
Director, Connect Through Tech Programs

William (Bill) Wertman, MSW
Chief Executive Officer 
Big Bend Hospice


Academic Members​:

Michelle S. Bourgeois, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Professor of Communications Sciences and Disorders
University of South Florida

Steven R. Levine, MD
SUNY Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Emergency Medicine; Executive Vice-Chair of Neurology
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Albert “Skip” Rizzo
Research Professor
USC University of Southern California

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