Advisory Board Members bios

Jamie Noon

Jamie has spent over 30 years engaged in seating and mobility services.  He worked as a Seating and Mobility Clinician with the Rehabilitation Engineering Center at Stanford Children's Hospital.  He came to believe strongly that the keys to a successful service always lie with the client, not the service provider.  In the years following, Jamie worked within various international organizations to develop local product solutions and training packages for service providers.  Jamie helped to develop products for U.S.

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Christopher Lewis

Chris is President and CEO of American Wheelchair Mission.  He has helped to create and sustain a humanitarian mission that has delivered over 760,000 wheelchairs to people in more than 150 countries, bringing brand new wheelchairs and mobility devices to the poorest of the poor in Latin and South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and to veterans throughout the United States with the Knights of Columbus.

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Xavier Lemire

Xavier is a Physiotherapist and Consultant in physical medicine and rehabilitation, community based rehabilitation, public health and development and wheelchairs and seating.  In addition to 25 years of professional experience in humanitarian aid missions, public health and development, Xavier has extensive experience in physical medicine and rehabilitation education and project coordination for rehabilitation of persons with disability.

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Tamsin Langford

Tamsin has worked in the international development sector for over 15 years.  During this time, she has had a number of roles ranging from program planning and design, funding and advocacy.  She joined Motivation Charitable Trust in 2013 as Head of Programs and, in this role, manages programs across Africa and South Asia, as well technical resource and program development teams.  Motivation is an international NGO committed to improving the quality of life of people with mobility disabilities.

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Lee Kirby

Lee received his MD degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  His specialty training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation was carried out at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA, at Dalhousie University and at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in England.  He is a Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Department of Medicine at Dalhousie University with cross-appointments in Kinesiology and Community Health and Epidemiology.

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Jongbae Kim

Jongbae is an Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.  He also is Director of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology.  Previously, Jongbae was Director of Rehabilitation Robot Translation Research Center at the National Rehabilitation Research Center of Korea. He has held teaching positions at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Nazarene University.

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Chapal Khasnabis

Chapal is a Technical Officer for the World Health Organization's (WHO) Disability and Rehabilitation Team (DAR) in the Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability (VIP).  His responsibilities include promoting community-based rehabilitation and assistive devices (especially prosthetics and orthotics devices).  Chapal started a nongovernmental organization called Mobility India “ a resource center on disability and rehabilitation for developing countries, especially those in Asia and Africa.

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Simon Hall

Simon is a qualified clinical engineer who has practiced in the area of seating and mobility for over 20 years.  He currently is a Senior Manager in the Central Remedial Clinic Dublin, Ireland and also holds the title of Manager of Assistive Technology and Specialized Seating. Simon is Director of the European Seating Symposium (ESS) and has been in the forefront of expanding assistive technology training and research in the European community.

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Eliana Ferretti

Eliana is Associate Professor in the Department of Science of Human Movement at Federal University of Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil.  She works in the area of Assistive Technology, with an emphasis on architectural accessibility, seating and mobility.  Eliana graduated in Occupational Therapy from Federal University of Carlos and received Master's degree and Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science and Technology from University of Pittsburgh.

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Sue Eitel

Sue is founder/rehabilitation specialist at EITEL Global. She most recently served as Senior Rehabilitation Advisor for the USAID Patrick J. Leahy War Victims Fund and wheelchair programs. Sue has managed disability-related programs internationally for over 30 years with posts includingThailand, Ethiopia, Angola, and Uganda. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, with a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and master’s degree in adult instructional management.

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