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VHP Lab, 2022

THE TEAM

We are a dedicated team of engineers, designers, and volunteers based in Victoria, Canada, at the University of Victoria. To learn more about our Clinical Partners working in-country to fit and deliver our prosthetic hands, see our Partners page.

Executive Members and Board of Directors

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Michael Peirone, B.Eng, EIT

Chief Executive Officer

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Nick Dechev, Ph.D, P.Eng

Founder + Chief Technical Officer

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Chief Operating Officer

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Kelly Knights, B.Eng, EIT

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Joshua Coutts, B.Eng

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Jerome Etwaroo, P.Eng

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Nigel Livingston, Ph.D

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Aislinn Sirk, B.Sc, Ph.D, J.D.

VHP Clinical Partners

VHP only offers our hand through Certified Prosthetists to ensure a safe and comfortable fitting prosthesis. To learn more about our partners in each of the countries that we work in, visit our Partners page! 

Advisory Members

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Justine Trubey

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Andreas Bastian

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Engineering Design Team

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Kim Arklie, B.Eng, EIT

Mechanical Systems Designer

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Jacqui Moreland, B.Eng

Biomedical Software Developer

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Recent Co-op Students & Notable Projects

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Sabine Lim

Co-op Term: Fall 2022

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Alyssa Zicari

Co-op Terms: Fall 2022

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Maxime Dupont

Co-op Term: Fall 2022

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Jaylan Hamad

Co-op Term: Summer 2022

Projects: Software Testing, 1/2-20 VO300 Wrist, Adhesives Research

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Samantha Sperling

Co-op Terms: Summer 2022

Projects: Photogrammetry, Fingertip Casting, 3D Printer Modifications

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Cassidy Hinz

Co-op Terms: Spring 2022, Summer 2021

Projects: LimbForge Ball and Socket Wrist, Beverage Holder Assistive Device

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Molly James

Co-op Term: Spring 2022

Projects: Phone Holder Assistive Device, Orthotic Research, Fingertip Casting

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Maggie Robinson

Co-op Terms: Fall 2021, Spring 2021

Projects: 1/2-20 VO300 Wrist, Demo Actuator, Instructional Videos

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Asees Kaur

Co-op Terms: Fall 2021, Summer 2020

Projects: Instructional Videos, Silicone Research

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Derek Bell

Co-op Terms: Fall 2017, Spring 2019

Projects: Custom Limb Sockets, Scoliosis Software, Limb Socket Software

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Jason Benett

Project: LimbForge Platform Conversion (Ruby on Rails to JavaScript)

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James Ngara

Projects: Kenya Expansion, Photogrammetry, Limb Sockets, Manual Creation

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Volunteer Team (Spring 2022)

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In Photo (Back Row, Left to Right): Regan Casey, Josie Laidlaiw, James Batson, Kyle Nutting, Jake Taylor, Stephen Kioussis, Tiago Fisher

In Photo (Front Row, Left to Right): Kimiya Mousavi, Rolla Elsayed, Sue Youn Kim, David Cao, Spencer Farstad
Missing From Photo: Sabine Lim, Hailey Gray, Lauren Mills, Michelle Martindale, Fatma Gomaa, Leah Veldhuis, Samantha Sperling, Tavin Shamess, Julie Lee, Ahmed Momoh, Adriel Ellis, Anika Rao

Volunteer Team (Fall 2021)

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In Photo (Back Row, Left to Right): Jaylan Hamad, Zeina Maan, James Batson, Tiago Fisher, Jess Thomsen, Lauren Hutchinson, Josie Laidlaw, Cassidy Hinz
In Photo (Middle Row, Left to Right): Michelle Martindale, Ahmed Momoh, Molly James, Jake Taylor, Hailey Gray

In Photo (Front Row, Left to Right): Kimiya Mousavi, Adriel Ellis, Sue Youn Kim 
Missing From Photo: Anika Rao, Lauren Mills, Nic Di Cesare, Samantha Sperling, Stephen Kioussis, Tavin Shamess, Tyler Nield

Past VHP Co-op Students

ALEX BURDEN, B.ENG

KALONICA CHRISTIE, B.ENG

ALASTAIR KUZMICK, B.ENG

JOELLE LEJAY, B.ENG

ALEXANDRA MALINOWSKI, B.SC

MICHAEL RICHARDS, B.SC

SUKHPREET SINGH, B.ENG

SINA VALIZADEH, B.ENG

NICHOLAS WHYTE, B.ENG, M.ENG

Past VHP Team Members

SAEED ALAM, B.ENG

NATASHA BANSAL, B.SC

DIRK BRUSSOW, B.ENG

MAGGIE CHAN, B.ENG

ANDREA CHAN

EILIDH EARLE-MITCHELL, B.A

DELANEY HAUGAN, B.ENG

RICHARD KNOWLTON, B.ENG

 

ANGIE MACDONALD, B.ENG

EASTON MARTEL

BRYCE MCMATH, B.ENG

KRISTI MEREDITH, B.A

CAITLYN QUACH, B.ENG

AUSTIN SAWYER, B.ENG

PRANAV SHRESHTA, B.ENG

 

PRANAY SHRESHTA, B.ENG

ASHLYNN STEEVES, B.ENG

KELLY STEGMAN, PH.D.

MATT TREBLE