Our Team

Jan Andrysek
Chief Technology Officer
Jan is a scientist and inventor at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and a professor at the University of Toronto. He is an expert on the development of mobility assistive technologies for individuals with lower limb impairments and holds a number of innovative patents which have resulted in the commercialization of medical products. Jan holds a PhD in Health Sciences from Utrecht University.
Brandon Burke
Chief Product Officer
Brandon lost his leg above the knee at the age of 18. He is an expert on prosthetic knee joints and has extensive industry knowledge. Today, he remains very physically active and wears the All-Terrain Knee on a daily basis. As a user, Brandon innovates on our technology and has connections to many partner organizations in the prosthetic field. Brandon has a B.A. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.
Kelli Dochstader
Marketing Coordinator
Prior to her role as LegWorks' Marketing Coordinator, Kelli served as Digital Marketing Specialist at an award-winning boutique marketing agency whose clients include brands such as SharkNinja, New Era, Mattel, Delaware North, and Moog. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, holding a B.F.A. in Communication Design and a B.A. in Communication. Kelli is also an avid equestrian, having competed on the national level.
Jeffery Liddell
Quality Control Technician
Jeff is a Navy veteran, serving in the 1990-1991 Desert Shield and Desert Storm operations onboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. After his service, Jeff and a partner formed Aerotech R/C Models, which specialize in the sale and manufacture of large scale remotely controlled model aircraft. Most recently, he served as a quality inspector and repair technician for Thomson Linear. Jeff earned his private pilot license from the FAA in 2004.
Emily Lutyens
CEO
Emily has driven social change through strategy and capacity building, with experience in management consulting, non-profit management and social enterprise operations in Mexico, Uganda, South Africa, Guatemala and the United States. She was the founding Country Director of Educate!, a non-profit organization whose leadership and social entrepreneurship program reaches 25,000+ Ugandan youth annually. Emily has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.
Jessica Lund
Office Administrator
Jessica moved from Houston, Texas to Buffalo in 2017, just in time to enjoy her first winter with snow. She offers nearly a decade of experience in administrative support and is excited to expand her knowledge of the prosthetics industry alongside the LegWorks team. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys playing with her dogs, Bitty and Crosby, listening to live music, and exploring the Finger Lakes wine region with friends and family.
Calvin Ngan
Engineer
Calvin aspires to create profound impact through his work by focusing on the development and delivery of highly functional, affordable medical devices for a global population. He has received several prestigious awards during his academic career, and continues to volunteer in his local community; acting as a role model for younger generations. Calvin holds a Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Hannah Smith
Sales Manager
Hannah has a unique background of sales experience that incorporates hands-on clinical skills and education, in both biomechanics and business. She previously excelled in orthotics sales with Restorative Care of America (RCAI) and Dynasplint Systems, Inc. Hannah holds an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Indiana State University and an MBA from Mercer University, where she was also employed as an athletic trainer.
Nicholas Vogel, CP
Clinical Specialist
An ABC Certified Prosthetist, Nick completed both Prosthetic Technician and Prosthetic Practitioner programs at Century College prior to attaining his credentials in 2002. He has provided patient care in Minnesota, Illinois and North Carolina, after which he served Clinical Education, Technical Service and Product Management roles for prosthetics at Medi USA for 12 years. Nick has a passion for delivering education in a dynamic and engaging manner with the end goal of maximizing functional outcomes for the amputee.
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Board of Directors

Jonathan Hera
Chairman of the Board
Jonathan is the Founder and CEO of Marigold Capital, which offers customized strategic consulting and fund management for private market impact investments. The firm works with families, foundations, corporations, and governments to better use finance for equitable and prosperous social change. Marigold makes investments using a gender and inclusivity lens for systems level impact. The firm is one of Canada’s leading impact investors and blended finance practitioners in emerging, frontier, and domestic markets.

Sandra Ramdial
Certified Prosthetist
Sandra serves as operations manager for the Orthotics and Prosthetics department at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. She is a Fellow with Orthotics Prosthetics Canada, past president of the Canadian Association of Prosthetics & Orthotics and the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics Canada, and Secretary-Treasurer for the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics. Sandra has presented her work at national and international conferences and has contributed to publications and review journals.
David Green
LegWorks Co-Founder
David is a serial social entrepreneur who has worked with many organizations to bring affordable medical technologies to market. This includes directing the establishment of Aurolab, which owns 8% of the global market share for intraocular lenses, and co-founding Sound World Solutions, a social enterprise that makes affordable hearing devices with a novel fitting process. David is a MacArthur Fellow, Ashoka Fellow, and a Schwab Social Entrepreneur.
Emily Lutyens
LegWorks CEO
Emily has driven social change through strategy and capacity building, with experience in management consulting, non-profit management and social enterprise operations in Mexico, Uganda, South Africa, Guatemala and the United States. She was the founding Country Director of Educate!, a non-profit organization whose leadership and social entrepreneurship program reaches 25,000+ Ugandan youth annually. Emily has an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Advisors

Lou Bartella
Lou has 30+ years of experience in product development and manufacturing. At American Standard, his primary focus was Global Development CAD/CAM projects. Since then, he's run a successful custom display company, designing and manufacturing everything from simple product displays to complex drive-thru systems for international food chains, and developed and supplied Medical Headwalls for hospitals.
Trevor Bergman
Trevor has spent the past several years serving as the Executive Director of a non-profit organization, overseeing the day-to-day operations and coordination of international partnerships in the prosthetics industry. He is very excited to bring his experience to the LegWorks' team and their international partners. Trevor graduated from Deakin University with a Masters in Education.
Kim Grant
Kim serves as Business Development Executive for the University at Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences. Over the last five years, Kim has assisted medical startups in leveraging university resources to help them commercialize and scale. Kim has decades of experience working with technologies that are focused on improving healthcare outcomes, including medical devices, diagnostic tools and drug development. Kim has a B.S in Business from the State University of New York College at Buffalo and is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Buffalo.
Heather McDonald Moresco
Heather is a seasoned internet marketing executive, specializing in teen girls, women and health. She co-founded the website gURL.com, which at one point was the largest teen website on the internet, and remained on their executive team for several years. She has served as a marketing and business consultant for technology and media start-ups in Milan, New York City, and San Francisco. Heather is active in public health education around disability, patient advocacy, and health care reform. She is also an above-knee amputee and user of the All-Terrain Knee Premium.
Julie McDowell
Julie is the Founder and President of TARIS Incorporated, a consulting firm providing advisory services to social and healthcare entrepreneurs and innovators. Areas of expertise include fundraising, strategic planning, and business development. TARIS also invests in start-up ventures that use commercial solutions to address global health challenges. Julie is an active member of the Canadian angel investment community, a former Board Chair of Toronto based Maple Leaf Angels, and a proud SheEO Activator.
Ben Rogers
Ben has over a decade of experience building and supporting industry-academic partnerships, collaboration and new ventures. Ben contributes to the development and advancement of innovative technologies and ideas in the medical sciences, ICT, materials and engineering sectors. He has worked for university-affiliated teaching hospitals, innovation networks/agencies and is currently Director, Applied Research at Seneca College in Toronto. Ben holds a BSc and MBET (Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology) from the University of Waterloo.