Board of Directors
Eric is passionate about telling and being involved in stories that make a positive impact on the world. As a vendor for Stratasys, Eric was given the opportunity to fly to Philadelphia to meet Emma and tell her story. He was deeply moved by Megan’s (Emma’s mother’s) plight and knew that this story could not be the end, but only the beginning. Eric is excited and deeply grateful for the opportunity to work with the expert team and generous partners that have come together for this cause.
Tom is the managing principal and a product development design engineer at Kablooe Design, a Minneapolis MN based product design development strategy company. Mr. KraMer has been a product development innovator for over 22 years, and holds an Executive Certificate in the Master of Product Development at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design at MCAD. He also holds a certificate from Stanford University for the Cardiovascular System in Health and Disease, and participated in the Stanford University Graduate Certificate in Biodesign.
Dr. Tariq Rahman,PhD–Board Member, Co-inventor of the WREX
Director, Center for Orthopedic Research and Development Head, Pediatric Engineering Research Lab, Senior Research Engineer, Research Associate Professor, Drexel University,Undergraduate: B. Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom, Graduate: M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Graduate: Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Mark Conry–Board Member, and Owner and President of JAECO Orthopedic, Incorporated
Mark has been involved in the design, fabrication and fitting of orthopedic devices for the major part of his life. As a young man he worked with his father Jack Conry, CO, founder of JAECO Orthopedic. He received post graduate training in orthotics from Northwestern University in 1980 and in prosthetics in 1982. He did his orthotic residency at the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, California and his prosthetic residency at a private facility that serviced Orthopedic Hospital Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
He was a practicing Certified Prosthitist and Orthotist at Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics with specialties in pediatrics, spinal cord injury and upper extremity orthotic devices for the first ten years of his career. He transitioned into an operational management role over the last twenty years of his career. He retired from Hanger as a regional Vice President for Southern California and Southern Nevada in 2012.