Working groups are comprised of Alliance members and shape Alliance programs, policies, and resources. The groups provide core expertise and guidance to the Alliance and its members through commissioned research, white papers, policy recommendations, and best practices.
Founder and CEO
Founder and CEO of appbackr and veteran entrepreneur, Trevor has founded multiple innovative companies, which have brought efficiency to existing markets. Among those; Skyjet, was the first online reservation system for business jets and sold to Bombardier in 2000.
Board Member and Chair of the Innovation Committee
For over 25 years, Rob has excelled as a leader, serial entrepreneur and executive in businesses centered on the development and commercialization of innovative and advanced technologies. His experience ranges from start-up companies to well-established enterprises in the areas of healthcare, science, defense and consumer solutions.
Director of Analytics
Jarah is responsible for supporting Flurry Analytics customers, ensuring they fully leverage Analytics to help drive business and product decisions. Prior to Flurry, Jarah was a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group where she focused on the Technology, Media and Telecom practice. Before BCG, Jarah founded and sold Famous Media, a network of hyper local content websites. She began her career as a debt trading analyst with Bank of America Securities.
Ben Chodor is the CEO of Happtique, a mobile health application store and app management solution that helps healthcare providers, physicians, and patients easily integrate mHealth into treatment. He hosts mHealth Zone, a weekly radio show that offers the latest on mHealth apps and technology, and is a mentor for Blueprint Health, a startup accelerator based in NYC. Ben is a pioneer in online communications, having spent his 25-year career merging the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and technology fields. Prior to Happtique, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Streaming & Virtual Events at InterCall. He also founded Stream57 in 2004 and sold the company to InterCall in January 2010.
Denise Krch, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist in the Traumatic Brain Injury Laboratory at Kessler Foundation Research Center and an Instructor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Krch’s current research interests include the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation in persons with Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury, with a special interest in the development of culturally competent intervention methods to maximize the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation intervention with Hispanics. In a separate line of research, Dr. Krch is investigating the role of cognitive reserve in Traumatic Brain Injury.
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Senior Director of National Alliances
Emma Nothmann is the Senior Director of National Alliances for Edmodo, the leading social learning platform for the K-12 classroom. In this role she has led the strategy and development of Edmodo's store as a distribution channel for digital educational content direct to the classroom. Prior to joining Edmodo, Emma built and led the North American Education Practice for Booz & Company, a global management consulting firm. She led the firm's cohort training and diversity initiatives and was selected to participate in the inaugural class of the Pipeline Fund Fellowship, a program to train women to become angel investors.
Mobile Developer Evangelist at PayPalX Developer Network
Praveen is the architect for the Developer Products at PayPal helping in building the next generation APIs, tools and resources for external developers. Before that, he was the lead evangelist for eBay Inc. running the developer evangelism and tools organization at X.commerce to help developers learn, build and use the PayPal, eBay and X.commerce platforms, a systems architect for identity and authentication at Amazon, and earlier he did the same at AOL. Praveen has long been a proponent of open standards, and has been a big supporter of grassroots efforts such as OpenID and Oauth.
Senior Public Policy Manager and Counsel
Melissa serves as the Senior Public Policy Manager and Counsel at Intuit, whose Partner Platform enables developers to create new innovative applications for small businesses and consumers by providing access to powerful data and platform APIs for mobile payments and payroll systems. She has over 10 years experience working on legislative and regulatory policy within the financial services industry. This includes work within a number of Executive Branch agencies, corporations, and trade associations.