BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Maria Esquela – President and founder of APBLS (Alliance for Project Based Learning Solutions) and e-NABLE Maryland.
Ivan Owen – Founding Board Member, creator and co-designer of the first open-source 3D printed prosthetic hand and founding member of e-NABLE.
Peter Binkley – e-NABLE educator and designer. He and his son, Peregrine Hawthorn, designed the Talon Hand, the Ody Hand, the Flextensor, and the Osprey Hand, and were collaborators on e-NABLE’s Raptor Hand design team. Peter leads the exoskeleton workgroup and shared his unique upper limb exoskeleton design with the community in December 2017.
Janet Fofang – APBLS field coordinator. She is an electrical engineer, co-founder of the Tassah Academy and a WeTech Africa Leadership council member. She has been teaching at the College D’enseignement Technique Industriel et Commercial for 16 years.
Tracye Johnson – APBLS’ Board Secretary and volunteer leadership trainer, she is the Customer Experience Manager at Local Motors National Harbor facility, LM’s global demonstration site.
Jen Owen – Graphic and Webdesign, social media assistant and founder of enablingthefuture.org
Volunteers and Advocates
Christian Silva – Founder, Give Me Five in Bogota, Columbia. Silva does arm, hand and lower limb research, including e-NABLE Myoelectic designs. He is the designer of the Promimetic devices.
Ed Choi – a founder of e-NABLE Sierra Leone, working with e-NABLE Hong Kong on a version of the Gripper arm and hand
Peter Byron – a founder of e-NABLE Canada and e-NABLE Nepal
Crystal Kigoni – founder of Refabdar Voices of Africa – Enable Tanzania and Enable Kenya
Unoma Okorafor, Ph.D. – a founder of WAAW Foundation
Professor Robert Payne – leader of the e-NABLE / SUNY Polytechnic Institute Manufacturing and Operations Living Classroom Project, Utica, New York. This is the first distribution hub for e-NABLE.
Robin Sullivan – SUNY Buffalo; Open Recognitions Alliance
Jim Zahnheiser – University of Maryland College Park
Sophie Kahn – Lady Tech Guild
Lee Williams – Plumcases Mobile Connectivity
Christopher Jackson – Chemical Engineer, Founder, Terrafilum
Nate Kolbeck – Materials Engineering Advisor, founder, Brooklyn 3D
Louisa Mendes Arruda – Smart Fabric and Wearables Advisor
Becca Rogers – Intero Fitness and Intero Prosthetics
Janet Sowden – Advisor regarding FIRST, particularly FTC 1511, and IRB administration
Justine Womack – Advisor, work with vulnerable populations, founder, Women in Alternative Action
Andrea Ippolito, MS – Cornell University – Outreach to Veterans
Heather Button – Youth Volunteer Advocate
Sarah Haight – Candidate and Recipient Support Advocate
Luke Johnston – AR/VR Advisor
Mark Rosenberg, Verified Volunteers
Megan Clokey, NIH 3D Print Exchange
Nate Otto, Badgr.io and the Open Recognitions Alliance
Gerard Dache, Dan Callahan, Government Blockchain Association
Christy Clark Hair – Fishbowl
Special thanks to Michael Raphael and Mike Agronin of Direct Dimensions for their past support, training and creation of instructions for the Raptor in 2014. Your generous assistance has resulted in countless devices created and gifted, and a strong starting point for later innovation. It is still bedrock for our feet.