THE BREATHE GLOBAL TEAM

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STEPHEN MEDARIS BULL

Partner & CEO

Bull is a serial inventor and serial entrepreneur currently focused on medical devices and remote patient monitoring. His goals are to improve therapy outcomes and engage the patient to take ownership of their health. A graduate of the NYU Interactive Telecommunication Program, Bull has won awards for early work in locative mobile games and apps, and he worked for Paul Allen’s Interval Research think tank. Read his LinkedIn profile.

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DR. HARVEY HAWES

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Hawes is a Canadian trauma surgeon, with a strong interest in global health and humanitarian surgery. He provides emergency surgery in war-torn or disaster struck regions, teaches surgical residents a global perspective, and develops trauma systems in partnership with governments and hospitals.

He's a Field Surgeon with Médecins Sans Frontières (Canada), and a member of many international surgery organizations. Read his LinkedIn profile.

DR. NILAY SHAH

Neurologist, Integrated Medicine of Mt. Kisco, New York. Dr. Shah earned his bachelors in science at Cornell University. After another nine years of education (medical school, Residency, Fellowship), he entered private practice in Neurology.  Below you'll find a listing of some of the current positions he holds. He enjoys working in the areas of philanthropy, technology, and neurology. Read his LinkedIn profile.

Chief Business Officer

 
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BOB MCINNIS

Partner & CMO

Bob has worked in the advertising and marketing space for more than 30 years, helping thousands of brands in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa grow their businesses. He’s also conducted hundreds of seminars and workshops for businesses groups throughout the world on the same subject. Read his LinkedIn profile.

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M BILAL DAR

Partner & COO

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RAYMOND KONG

Accountant

A passion in science, technology, and accounting. Raymond Kong joined Venti as the director of finance and administration in September 2020. A cost accountant and tax consultant with several years of experience in various diverse industries, his mission is to create sustainable and affordable technology and support innovations that can change the world. Read his LinkedIn profile.

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EMILY MCINNIS

Design & Build Lead

 

A Blockchain professional trained as a software engineer who’s last work at a fintech startup enticed him to join the medical technology open hardware movement as he considers this work far more enjoyable than working at a bank. Have acquired skills and knowledge and means to sustain startup in nontraditional means. Read his LinkedIn profile.

 
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TERESE SVOBODA

Grant Writer

Terese Svoboda has written business plans and user experience scenarios for a number of start-ups and raised money for a PBS TV series, a national radio series, and many interactive media projects. Read her LinkedIn profile.

IMRAN 

SALEEM

IT & Data Management

Imran is a seasoned IT executive with almost 2 decades of strategic/analytical experience leading development, deployment and governance of large scale, multi-million dollar global implementations. He has successfully led many initiatives, managed operational budgets of more than $35M dollars and improved bottom lines results across various industries. He is passionate about solving business problems, delivering value using modern IT technology and also specializes in the Data & Management Analytics domain. Read his LinkedIn profile.

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EMILY MCINNIS

Design & Build Lead

Emily is a senior at Greenport High School on the East End of Long Island. She’s first in her class and is attending Dartmouth college later this year, planning to double major in physics and art. She is hoping to pursue a career combining these two passions such as architecture or medicine. She’s a member of the Greenport High School Robotics Team, Debate Team, and is active in school theatre.

ADVISORY BOARD

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DR. TALON JONES

Chair, Advisory Board

Dr. Jones is a second-year resident surgeon at Vancouver Hospital.

DR. GLENN BRADY

Anesthesiologist,
Yale New Haven Hospital

Dr. Glenn Brady is an Anesthesiology Specialist. He has more than 23 years of diverse experiences, especially in anesthesiology, Dr. Glenn Brady affiliates with Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, cooperates with many other doctors and specialists in medical group Anesthesia Associates Of New London, Pc. Read his LinkedIn profile.

3D Printing, CAD design, Prototyping

Antal received his Master’s degree in biological and soft matter physics from Leiden University. During his final project he built a custom backlight to obtain better high-speed footage of bouncing hydrogels and he’s been hooked on being a maker ever since. Since then, he’s built a remote-controlled tank, a material testing machine and membraneless electrolyzers, among many other projects. Visit his YouTube channel.

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CODY HEISINGER

Investment Engagement

Cody is angel investor with experience in business valuations, venture capital, and privately-held companies. He has invested in over 250 startups and pre-IPOs since 2008. As founder of The Heisinger Foundation, he aims to grow computing solutions to provide nonprofits the processing power they need to tackle some of the worlds greatest challenges.

 

CRYSTAL YU
 

Intern

Crystal is a 2nd-year chemistry undergraduate at the University of York. She is planning to complete her master’s project on advanced materials or catalysis. Her goal is to pursue a career in material science and contribute towards creating more accessible technology, improving people’s quality of life. She is an active charity fundraiser for FutureSense Foundation and a member of the University of York Ballet and Contemporary Dance Team. Read her LinkedIn profile.

SAM DALY
 

Intern

Sam has just finished his studies at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England, graduating with First Class Honours in Mechanical Engineering (BEng). A focused and conscientious individual, Sam is eager to use the skills learned throughout his time at university to embrace new challenges and experiences to help spearhead his career. Read his LinkedIn profile.

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CLAIRE FREUND

Intern

Claire is going into her junior year as an undergraduate at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and her ultimate passion is to design and create medical devices such as prosthetics. Her interest in prosthetic devices has grown throughout her work with the Bioengineers Without Borders club, as a part of the Prosthetics Team. Dance has also been a huge part of her life and still dances with the University of Washington. Read her LinkedIn profile.

INTERNS