To connect patients with their own brain data and their clinician so they can be empowered on their path to recovery.
We envision a world in which brain health is visible and accessible - empowering everyone to reach their full potential for health and well-being.
Meet Our Team
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Ashleigh Kennedy, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Ashleigh Kennedy, Ph.D., is a seasoned entrepreneur with a postdoctoral fellowship from the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the University of Waterloo in brain activity (EEG). Ashleigh is a Stanford University alumni where she holds the 400m sprint record for indoor track and field. Before founding Neurovine, Ashleigh ran a successful consulting company that validated new innovations for health technology startups and large medical institutions.
Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer
Matthew Kennedy, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer
Matthew Kennedy, MD, MSc, is a family physician with a special focus on concussion care and research. He has a Master's degree in Biomechanics with extensive clinical research experience. The clinical need for centralized multi-modal care and cognitive pacing in concussion was recognized through his medical practice, and it was from this pain point that Neurovine was built.
Chief Operating Officer
Brent Anderson, Chief Operating Officer
Brent Anderson leads operations at Neurovine. He is an influential leader, skilled in developing strong, efficient teams, and at streamlining business processes. Brent has a proven track record of driving results and growth. Internally the operations team is focused on ensuring that Neurovine has the right systems, tools, and processes in place to attract, retain, support, and develop top talent. Externally, the operations team is focused on working with vendors and partners to ensure that deliverables are received on time, are of high quality and at the lowest reasonable cost.
Chief Innovation Officer
Lou Pino, Chief Innovation Officer
Lou Pino, Ph.D., has 15 years of digital health experience innovating health information technology, medical devices, and products - recognized with 11 patents. He is the Chief Intellectual Property Officer and also leads the Data Science team at Neurovine to develop algorithms to help concussion patients recover. The team applies machine learning and statistical analysis on EEG and other physiological signals. Previously he has led the development of algorithms for wearable devices including EEG headband (Muse) and heart rate variability signals from a Smartwatch. He pioneered the use of Big Data in the study of neuroscience biomarkers. He received funding from the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada to develop and validate a cognitive assessment mobile app. His Ph.D. work focussed on the classification of electrophysiological signals using machine learning techniques.
Mark Campbell, Data Scientist
Mark Campbell is a data scientist at Neurovine. His critical thinking skills and aptitude for conceptualizing complex systems allow him to find efficient solutions to challenging problems. Using his knowledge of statistics and algorithm development, he works to convert biological signals into meaningful feedback and to provide evidence to support decision-making.
Heather van Staalduinen,
Chief Marketing Officer
Heather van Staalduinen, Chief Marketing Officer
Heather van Staalduinen is the Head of Marketing and Communications at Neurovine. She is a highly motivated marketing professional with a thorough understanding of marketing automation, business development, multi-channel campaign management, project management, and client relations. Her mission is to build a foundation for company growth while establishing Neurovine as a thought leader in the brain health industry and to spread the message of optimized, simplified, brain recovery.
Business Development Representative
Noreen Khan, Business Development Representative
Along with her background in Marketing and Business Development, Noreen Khan brings her passion for advocating for both physical and mental health awareness to the Neurovine team. Having suffered a minor concussion in her own past, she is eager to help introduce Neurovine to the world and ease the recovery process for others like her.
Chief Technology Officer
Patrick Leckey, Chief Technology Officer
Patrick Leckey has extensive experience in Engineering with 10 years in Engineering Management. Pat is highly technical - growing SaaS applications with 200M+ monthly page views, with stacks including Java, Python, Node.js, PHP (Laravel), React and Angular.
Head of Software & Privacy Officer
Marwan Elkholy, Head of Software & Privacy Officer
Marwan Elkholy leads the software team at Neurovine. He provides a multi-disciplinary approach to each challenge thanks to his background in medical research, engineering, and software development. The software team has built tight integrations with the Research, Data Science, Design, and Marketing teams to develop Neurovine’s products. Marwan Elkholy’s mission is to bring the company’s vision to life. In addition, Marwan Elkholy ensures Neurovine’s systems comply with the highest privacy and security standards.
Justin Berry, Software Developer
Justin Berry is a software developer at Neurovine. He contributes code to Neurovine’s full-stack applications, supports the design of new system architecture, and is continually improving the integration and deployment pipelines. His approach to software development is to apply elegant yet functional solutions that have a seamlessly positive effect on those using Neurovine’s technology.
Yvonne Danyluck, UX Designer
Yvonne Danyluck is the founding designer at Neurovine. She is a thought-leader, a bridge-builder, and a skilled communicator. Yvonne designs for impact; she believes in the power of simplicity. She focuses on core purposes and aims to achieve maximum results with the minimum. And, ultimately, Yvonne designs for human behavior and delight.
Nikoo Yekebash, UX/UI Designer
Nikoo is a multi-disciplinary designer and interactive designer who has provided creative and engaging solutions in the fields of UX-UI design, digital media content, motion graphics, print, and packaging. She believes in the power of simplicity and enjoys designing and leading creative execution to bring meaningful and beautiful experiences to life.
Huma Abrar, Office Manager
Huma Abrar provides Administrative support to the Neurovine team. In her decade-plus career, she has assisted in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
Grants & Contributions Officer
Whitney Owens, Grants & Contributions Officer
Whitney is the Grants & Contributions Officer at Neurovine. She hopes that Neurovine will create a safe space to empower post-concussion patients through the recovery process. While not working, she can be found raising her two little sidekicks.
Chartered Professional Accountant
Mark Kowalski, Chartered Professional Accountant
Mark Kowalski, CPA, CA, is a Chartered Accountant with a passion for finance. His specialization is in accounting and tax issues for owner-managed businesses and financial and tax planning for families and self-employed professionals. He’s passionate about helping his clients optimize their business structure for operational and tax purposes and streamline their filing obligations so they can focus on their business.