About Us

A Team With Heart

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The human element

What's our secret? Great people.

We are a team with heart, and an unwavering commitment to do massive good in the world. We work hard, always speak kindly and remember that happy, fulfilled children and therapy providers are the ultimate goal.

Our values

Children First

Many companies develop innovation for adults, and children are an after-thought or ignored all together. We are building innovation for children first because we believe that healthy children are the foundation for a solid future for all.

Clinician Driven

Usually technology in the rehab space is led by individuals and teams who are not therapists. We believe that innovation that is spear-headed by clinicians with hands-on experience is imperative to truly solve the problems that our industry faces. The unique perspective that therapists provide changes the trajectory of a company and the innovation and has significant value overall.

Purpose

When you're building technology with the purpose of doing good on a global scale, it's much easier to deal with the inevitable challenges of growing a company. Through the highs and lows, we weave therapeutic intention into every fabric of this company. Our purpose quite simply is to use technology for good and support providers in their mission for healing.

Kindness

Kindness is at the core of our business decisions, and in how we communicate with our customers and within our organization. We cultivate kindness in the software and within our team, to serve each other better!

Our Team

Lindsay Watson, PT, MPT

Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
Lindsay has been a physical therapist since 2002, and has specialized in pediatrics since 2004. She was previously the managing pediatric physical therapist for the Geauga County, Ohio Educational Service Center. In her time as CEO at Augment Therapy, she has led the company to win many awards including "Most Promising Startup" by GCP and in 2019 named by Crain's as a "Notable Woman of Technology."

Steve Blake

Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder
Steve is a software developer and entrepreneur specializing in augmented reality and virtual reality. His career in the tech industry has spanned over 30 years, with a focus on both educational and medical software.

Lisa Blake

Director of Communications
Lisa is responsible for all of Augment Therapy’s communications – from the website and newsletter to training courses for new users. She is currently completing a PhD at McGill University in Canada, where she also received a BA and MA.

Elise Baron, PhD

Director of Research
Elise is a research scientist with a focus on biomechanics, movement disorders, and motion capture technology. She received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Cleveland State University and completed a post-doctorate fellowship in Biomedical Engineering at the Cleveland Clinic.







Carmen Fontana

Director of Operations
Carmen is Director of Operations for Augment Therapy. With more than twenty years of technology and business consulting experience, her zen is when innovation meets data-driven decision making. Named by Consulting Magazine as a Top Female Leader in Technology Innovation, she frequently talks to groups on Mixed Reality, AI, IoT, and other emerging technology topics. She has been featured in numerous publications including Information Week, IEEE Transmittor and EdTech Magazine.

Ontario Britton

Senior Developer
Ontario has been an iOS game developer for more than a decade, garnering some of the industry’s highest recognition. He develops augmented reality and educational children’s games, with millions of downloads. He was also lead mobile software trainer at an Apple authorized training center in NYC, boot-camping over a hundred students across the United States, including engineering teams for billion dollar companies.



Matt Mathers

3D Generalist
Matt is a self-taught 3D generalist. At Augment Therapy, he is responsible for creating the interactive games and environments found throughout the software. He completed his B.A. and M.A. at Hiram College in Ohio.



David Grimes

Music Director
David is an award-winning composer, sound designer, and educator with over 30 years experience in creating music for classical and commercial media. He has a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music and a Master of Music in Composition from the University of Toronto.


Cecilia Smelko

Marketing Intern









Cecile Pham

Advisor
Cecile has over 15 years of experience in database design and machine learning. She currently works at Lexia Learning Systems and previously worked at Microsoft in the SQL Server Datawarehouse Group. Cecile has has a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science from MIT and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Washington.




Paul Schwarz

Advisor
Paul has been involved in the design and development of educational software since 1994. He is the CEO of Symphony Learning, a company he formed in 2006 to create technology solutions that provide meaningful, research-based learning experiences for students.






Sally Schriner

Advisor
As an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) for Youngstown Business Incubator, Sally works closely with startups and entrepreneurs advising them as they scale their businesses and seek follow-on funding. Sally is a seasoned marketing executive who has spent more than 25 years working with businesses of all sizes including public, private, venture-backed and private equity-owned companies. Her passion is helping businesses accelerate growth through strategic sales and marketing initiatives and strategic growth plans.

Brian L. Davis, PhD

Advisor
Brian Davis has over 25 years’ experience with medical devices, sensor-based systems and biomedical engineering. He has represented the field at the international level, including serving as President of the International Society of Biomechanics from 2005 to 2007. After being a staff scientist at the Cleveland Clinic for 18 years, he assumed the position of Vice President and Director of the Medical Device Development Center within the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron. Currently he is the Associate Dean and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University.







Sreekar Gadde

Advisor
Sreekar Gadde is the Executive Director at BlueTree Capital Group. At BlueTree, Sreekar leverages his background in engineering, law, and business to drive positive returns for his investors by selecting the best potential investment opportunities as well as mentoring companies in which they invest. What differentiates Sree from others in this industry is his ability to help companies develop comprehensive IP strategies – to identify what differentiates them from their competition and determine what forms of IP provide them with the best strategic value to protect that differentiation. Prior to joining BlueTree, he worked as an IP litigator and an IP prosecutor at two top law firms, Ropes and Gray and Sterne Kessler, as well as Assistance Chief IP Counsel for Dynamics, Inc. In addition, he was a validation engineer and team lead for Intel’s microprocessor design business unit.

JumpStart Inc.

Advisor
JumpStart is a venture development organization, combining the principles of (private) venture capital and (non-profit) economic development to help entrepreneurs start and grow companies. In collaboration with our partners, JumpStart will generate dramatically improved and inclusive economic outcomes by supporting diverse entrepreneurs, optimizing entrepreneurial ecosystems and accelerating innovation.










Anna Cushing, MD

Advisor
Dr. Cushing is a pediatric emergency medicine fellow at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) with experience in clinical trial design. Her work as clinical project manager at an early stage medical device and digital health startup, Coherohealth,inspired her passion for developing innovative solutions to improve pediatric healthcare delivery and patient experience. She holds a BS in biomedical computation from Stanford University, MD from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and completed pediatric residency at Boston Children's Hospital. At CHLA she serves as a coach for the KidsX digital health accelerator.

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