About Us

Our Team

Innovating & Creating

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ELIZABETH DEPOY, PHD: CO-FOUNDER

Occupational therapist and equestrian
Liz and Stephen conceived the idea of Afari – as a product to enable active mobility and fitness outdoors. As Professors in Social Work in the field of Interdisciplinary Disabilities Studies, Liz and Stephen are idea generators and active researchers in self-stigma and perceived-stigma.
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STEPHEN GILSON, PHD: CO-FOUNDER

Industrial designer and marathoner
Liz and Stephen conceived the idea of Afari – as a product to enable active mobility and fitness outdoors. As Professors in Social Work in the field of Interdisciplinary Disabilities Studies, Liz and Stephen are idea generators and active researchers in self-stigma and perceived-stigma.
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VINCE CACCESE, PHD: CO-FOUNDER

Eternal tinkerer and R&D leader
Vince is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and a licensed Professional Engineer, with over 35 years experience in structural analysis, product testing, and sensor development.
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RYAN BEAUMONT : CO-FOUNDER

Entrepreneur, two-wheeler, CxO
Ryan is leading the commercialization of the Afari, the flagship product for Mobility Technologies, drawing on 12 years of experience with engineering, biomechanics, manufacturing, and startups.
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AMY ALLEN, DPT: ADVISOR

Physical therapist and innovator
Amy currently sees a variety of patient populations with a focus on manual therapy and holistic treatment plans, while also engaging in clinical research and product development. Amy advises on clinical populations and trial protocols for Mobility Technologies products.
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FRANCIS BOERO, PHD: MENTOR

Globetrotter, cyclist, mentor
Francis contributes valuable insight to marketing and sales strategy, bringing 30 years of diverse career experience as a global executive and prolific volunteer.
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SUZANNE HAMLIN, MBA: MENTOR

Business strategist and antique book curator
Suzanne has over 25 years of experience in new product commercialization and business and marketing strategy, and has worked extensively with start-ups.
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LEE D. MARGOLIN, PHD: ADVISOR

Lamprey eel purveyor and nanobrewer
Lee has a PhD in Biology and has over 25 years of experience in the field of neuroscience, holding positions at Cambridge NeuroScience, FHC, and as a consultant. Lee advises on FDA/EU/GMP compliance and reviews grants for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.