Our passion is creating an organization that is focused on Stroke Rehabilitation—Reimagined.

Deb has successfully survived three strokes which drove our desire to give back and help survivors, families and friends find your inner hero to Champion the Challenges of Stroke.

Deb Shaw


Deb is a three-time stroke survivor, and the leader of Champion the Challenges. She had an Ischemic Brain Stem Stroke in September, 2016 which affected her right side. This was followed by a TIA, December, 2016 weakening her left hand and lowering her blood pressure. Then she suffered a TIA in her retina, May, 2018. She is an advocate for self-improvement by utilizing the latest tools that technology has to offer. Deb is a former Head of Global Customer Service for a technology company. She previously held roles in executive positions working with influential business and government leaders.

Bob Shaw


Bob is an advocate of motivational self-improvement, and a passionate technology leader. He is the proud husband of Deb for 33 years and her teammate in the start-up of Champion the Challenges. He is a former President and CEO of a private network and security access company that was successfully acquired in 2013. He is a keynote speaker and executive coach for start-ups and high growth public companies.

Advisory Board

Passionate, genuine, innovative, evolving, patient, and empathetic are the core attributes of our Board of Advisors. This talented team will help us achieve our mission to reimagine stroke rehabilitation for the world.

Joan Wrabetz

Advisory Board Member

Joan is the COO of Fyusion, Inc. Her prior executive management roles include VP of Marketing for the datacenter systems business unit of Western Digital, CTO of Quali Systems, and CTO for the advanced technology division of EMC. Joan holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, an MSEE from Stanford University, BSEE from Yale University.

Amir Rubin

Advisory Board Member

Amir is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in creating products that improve lives. Amir is the Founder and CEO of Sixense Enterprises Inc., a leading developer of immersive computing solutions across industries, including healthcare, training, and education.

Tom Ryan

Advisory Board Member

Tom has spent his career building companies based on disruptive technology, serving in executive and advisory roles for both public companies and venture capital backed startups. For the last ten years, he has focused on data-drive applications and machine learning. Tom is also a stroke survivor and advocate since 2016.

Gideon Marks

Advisory Board Member

Gideon Marks brings more than 30 years of perspective from his successful track record, leading technology companies in financial, business and corporate development roles.
During his tenure he took three companies public on NASDAQ and led four other companies to successful acquisitions. He has also been involved in building numerous companies from scratch to various stages of maturity.