Solomon A. Mensah, CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Solomon Mensah is receiving his PhD in Biomedical engineering at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He is the CEO and co-founder of Therapeutic Innovations, the holding company for Airbaby and Optimize training solutions. Through the leadership of Solomon, Therapeutic Innovations has been awarded several grants including the prestigious NSF Innovation Corp grant for entrepreneurship and product development. Solomon has lead multifunctional teams for product development including vascular regeneration and medical devices. Solomon’s expertise includes product development, human resource, entrepreneurship and multiple training solutions for capacity building.
Filipe Aguiar, ENGINEERING LEAD
Filipe received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal. After graduating, he joined THALES, as a pre-sales engineer and later as IP system engineer. He moved to Saudi Arabia, to embrace the NSR project, a visionary and revolutionary, as the Lead Engineer for the IP infrastructure. Filipe is a subcontractor for MIT biology research and collaborates with medical companies designing control systems, electronics and software for research prototypes.
Celsea Tibbitt, NURSING EDUCATOR
Celsea is a PhD candidate in Nursing at Northeastern University with a research focus on health disparities in maternal and child health. Celsea currently works as a public health RN and case manager for underserved communities. She has experience working in Maternal care as well as Infant care working in Fontem, Cameroon and Boston Children's Hospital.
Anwar Upal, CTO & CO-FOUNDER
Anwar has managed medical product developments for Fortune 500 companies in orthopedics, radiation therapy, and medical imaging. He has published articles in peer reviewed journals and holds many patents to his name. Anwar received his B.S. in Engineering from University of Saskatchewan, and a M.S. from Queen's University.
Raymond Laguerre, RESPIRATORY THERAPIST IN RESIDENCE
Raymond Laguerre Jr is a Board Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with 25 years of experience. Currently a Director at New England Baptist Hospital, Ray’s background is extensive in adult, pediatric and neonatal care, and has included work experience at facilities such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton, Massachusetts. Ray is directing development on TI’s bCPAP.
Dr. Paul Mangino Jr., RESPIRATORY SIMULATION COORDINATOR AND EDUCATOR
Dr. Mangino, Jr., is a registered respiratory therapist and the founding department chair, program director, and assistant professor for the New England Institute of Technology’s Respiratory Care program. Dr. Mangino has over 18 years of experience in the field of respiratory care and is extensively involved in higher education curriculum development, teaching methodologies, learning outcomes assessment, programmatic accreditation, and academic administration. Dr. Mangino achieved his Doctorate in Higher Educational Leadership (EdD) from Johnson & Wales University. Previously, Dr. Mangino received his Master of Education (MEd) from Johnson & Wales University and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in the cardiopulmonary sciences from Northeastern University.
Garima Bhardwaj, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Garima is a PhD candidate in Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University. Her primary research interest is to use nanotechnology to combat infection in medical devices and implants. She has a bachelors degree in Bionegineering from VIT University, India. She serves as the company's managing director.
Elikem Tettey-Tamaklo, BUSINESS MANAGER
Elikem received his BS in Biology from Northeastern university. He has had experience in business management and development, working with various startups as well an NGO he co-founded. Elikem is currently pursuing his MSc in Health Systems Engineering at the University of Miami.
Kayoll Galbraith Gyan, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH
Kayoll Galbraith Gyan is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in the field of cancer prevention and health equity. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Arts in African Studies from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Her program of research examines multi-level factors that affect the access and use of health promoting and cancer prevention behaviors (HPV vaccination, HPV testing, cervical cancer screening, biobanking, and novel medical technologies and advances) among underserved and vulnerable populations.