Introducing Our Founders

 

Raheema Hemraj,
OT Reg. (Ont.), OTR/L

Raheema Hemraj is an Occupational Therapist and Gerontologist with a speciality in falls prevention. She has over 15 years of experience working with older adults to promote successful aging-in-place and is trained in multiple evidence-based falls prevention programs. Raheema has spoken nationally on the outcomes of falls prevention programs for community-based older adults, the value of home safety evaluations in falls prevention and the impact of technology in the aging space. Raheema is the founder of Grips+Gadgets, a company which seeks to connect healthtech startups with rehab professionals. As its principal health technology consultant, she has worked with multiple companies to ensure their clinical relevance as they build products to support older adults. Currently, she also provides group and home-based falls education through Stanford Health Care’s Farewell to Falls program. Previously, Raheema led the clinical program at an early-stage company using AI to detect and prevent falls and she has worked in home care and as a home accessibility consultant. Raheema has a passion for preventative healthcare, utilizing technology to improve health outcomes, and enabling people of all ages to pursue their chosen life activities. 

She is also a proud Canadian and graduate of Queen's University's OT program. In her free time she can be found reading  The Very Hungry Caterpillar with her two-year old daughter, "just one more time".  
 
Favorite Healthtech Tool?
Liftware by Verily
 
 

Lauren Sheehan,
OTD, OTR/L

Lauren Sheehan is the current Clinical and Product Manager with Neurolutions, Inc. and has been in industry roles for the last four years. Lauren has held clinical roles in outpatient neuro-rehabilitation for over a decade as well as administrative roles in clinic management. She is a founding member of the American Congress of Rehab Medicine's Clinical Managers Task Force, supporting clinicians in industry roles in rehabilitation medicine. Lauren also serves as the Productive Aging Special Interest Section Technology Coordinator for the American Occupational Therapy Association and runs the Non-Clinical Tech focused Meet-Up in the Bay Area. Lauren is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA, where she teaches Administration and Management and Community Practice Lab.

Lauren's proudest professional moment was speaking at CES with other leaders in the healthtech space and in her spare time she enjoys singing karaoke and dancing hip hop (although not particularly well). 

Favorite Healthtech Tool?
Apple Fitness+
 
 

Introducing The Team

 

Zahra Hemraj, MBA

Head of Digital

Favorite Healthtech Tool?
FitBit

Shahrose Aratia, MScOT

Institutional & Corporate Outreach Lead

Favorite Healthtech Tool?
FitMi by Flint Rehab

Grace Ambroze, OTS

Accessibility Lead

Favorite Healthtech Tool?
Makers Making Change

Ayesha Walli-Mulji

Speaker Coordinator

Favorite Healthtech Tool?
Hatch Rest

June Srisethnil, PT, DPT, OCS

Partner Coordinator

Favorite Healthtech Tool?
Calm App

Hanna Paul, OTR/L

Outreach Coordinator

Favorite Healthtech Tool?
Apple Watch

Kathryn Wise, OTD

Job Board Manager

Favorite Healthtech Tool?
Amazon Echo