Team

Geoff Fernie
Chairman
Stephen Perry
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Candice Yun
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Bhaskar Chanda
Chief Business Development Officer
 
 

 


Geoff Fernie, PEng, CEng, FCAHS, PhD
Chairman

Dr. Geoff Fernie is an inventor, innovator and one of the world’s leading scientists in the field of rehabilitation science. He is a mechanical engineer, a professor at the University of Toronto and the Institute Director of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network. Dr. Fernie and his team of researchers, industrial designers, and medical professionals invent solutions to everyday problems faced by a rapidly aging population. The team’s philosophy is that growing older should be manageable, fun and exciting. Ultimately, medicine should not just be about saving lives – it’s also about making life worth living.

Stephen Perry, PhD
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

As one of the inventors of the BalancePro insole, Dr. Stephen Perry’s research focuses on falls in the elderly, neurophysiology and footwear. Stephen is currently a Professor at the Kinesiology and Physical Education Department of Wilfrid Laurier University and a Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Dr. Perry has many years of experience in studying the control of human movements and the role of external sensory information in this process. Dr. Perry holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Human Kinetics and a Master of Sciences in Biomechanics from University of Guelph and a Doctoral Degree in Biomechanics and Neuroscience from University of Toronto.

Candice Yun, CPA, CMA, MBA
Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

With an avid interest in leveraging science and technology to improve senior’s lives, Candice is determined to reduce falls among seniors. Candice has extensive knowledge and experience in finance, strategic analysis and operations in the healthcare and technology industry. She was previously the Commercialization Business Analyst / Project leader at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - helping scientists and researchers commercialize innovative research technologies, and the Senior Accountant at BresoTec., a fast-growing health technology start-up. Candice is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University.

Bhaskar Chanda, PhD, PMP
Chief Business Development Officer

Bhaskar is an entrepreneur, critical thinker, world traveler and fitness enthusiast. His entrepreneurial spirit and his passion to better peoples’ lives led him to join BalancePro. Prior to joining the company, Bhaskar has successfully led cross-functional teams in various business and science projects. Bhaskar is a Project Management Professional (PMP®), and also holds an Engineering Degree in Biotechnology, a Masters Degree in Medical Sciences and a Doctoral Degree in Stem Cell Biology.