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VHP Lab, 2022

THE TEAM

We are a dedicated team of engineers, designers, and volunteers based in Victoria, Canada. 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 hands 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

Mechanical Engineer (EIT)

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Michelle Martindale, B.Eng

Biomedical Systems Designer

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Current Co-op Students & Notable Projects

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Amy Symes

Co-op Term: Spring 2024

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Kai Michaud

Co-op Term: Spring 2024

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Jacqui Moreland, B.Eng

Projects: VHP Software Development

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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 (Fall 2023)

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2024 Spring Volunteers: Abigail-Katrina Drews, Abdhishay Nandula, Alana Budd, Alex Darby, Animish Murthy, Cristina Chaverri Gonzalez, Danielle Palmer, Darien Peacock, Elia Jang, Gretchen Lewandowski, Hana Ramsay, Hanryck Brar, Huda Muslem, Jack Yeo, Kamal Narayana, Lauren Mills, Liam Davidson, Maddy Ellis-Cramer, McKayla Hood, Micah Allen, Mitchell Martin, Robin Zerr, Sabine Lim, Soie Briere, Stephen Kioussis, Tobi Nestel, Tony Gvora

 

2023 Fall Volunteers: Alana Budd, Amy Symes, Alex Darby, Chantal Di Vito, Cristina Chaverri Gonzalez, Dorna Naseri, Emma Dixon, Hanryck Brar, Hana Ramsay, Hrishitha Kishan, Jack Godefroy, Jayna Bettesworth, Julie Lee, Kai Brobäck-Lowe, Kamal Narayana, Lauren Mills, Liam Davidson, Luke Arden, Maddy Ellis-Cramer, Matthew Pohl, McKayla Hood, Mitchell Martin, Nathan Low, Olivia Waller, Soie Briere, Tiago Fisher, Tobi Nestel 

Past VHP Co-op Students

Gretchen Lewandowski

Alyssa Zicari​

Madison Dzisiak

Jaylan Hamad

Molly James

Alex Burden

Kalonica Christie

Alastair Kuzmick

Isaac Moore

Maddie Molgat​

Sabine Lim​​

Samantha Sperling​

Maggie Robinson

Joelle Lejay​

Alexandra Malinowski​

Michael Richards

Robin Zerr​

Maxime Dupont

Cassidy Hinz​

Asees Kaur

Sukhpreet Singh​

Sina Valizadeh​

Nicholas Whyte

Past VHP Team Members

Abigail-Katrina Drews

Adriel Ellis

Ahmed Momoh

Alana Budd

Alex Darby

Amy Symes

Andrea Chan

Angie Macdonald

Anika Leist

Anika Rao

Ashley Bilach

Ashlynn Steeves

Austin Sawyer

Ava Olsson

Branden Kosiance

Bryce Mcmath

Caitlyn Quach

Callum Burke

Cassidy Hinz

Cead Humphries

Chantal Di Vito

Cristina Chaverri Gonzalez

Daniel Benjamin

Daniel Wallis

Danielle Palmer

Darien Peacock

David Cao

David Soe-Dikibo

Delaney Haugan

Derek Zellmann

Dirk Brussow

Dorna Naseri

Easton Martel

Eilidh Earle-Mitchell

Eliada Ewa

Emily Murray

Emma Dixon

Eric Pettapiece

Fatma Gomaa

Hailey Gray

Hana Ramsay

Hanryck Brar

Hrishitha Kishan

Huda Muslem

Isla Stiven

Jack Godefroy

Jack Yeo

Jake Taylor

James Batson

Jason Kim

Jayna Bettesworth

Jess Thomsen

Josie Laidlaw

Julie Lee

Kai Brobäck-Lowe

Kamal Narayana

Kelly Stegman, Ph.D.

Kimiya Mousavi

Kinga Kotulska

Kristi Meredith

Kyle Nutting

Kyle Pinner

Lauren Hutchinson

Lauren Mark

Lauren Mills

Leah Veldhuis

Liam Davidson

Luke Arden

Mackenna Oyler

Maddy Ellis-Cramer

Maggie Chan

Mara Pajuelo

Matt Treble

Matthew Pohl

McKayla Hood

Mitchell Martin

Natasha Bansal

Nathan Low

Nic Di Cesare

Olivia Waller

Polly van Oort

Pranav Shreshta

Pranay Shreshta

Rebecca Reeves

Regan

Richard Knowlton

Rolla Elsayed

Saeed Alam

Samantha Scalabrino

Sara Webster

Sarah Keegan

Soie Briere

Spencer Farstad

Stephen Kioussis

Sue Youn Kim

Tavin Shamess

Tiago Fisher

Tobi Nestel

Tyler Nield

Youssef A

Zeina Ebeid

Zeina Maan

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