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

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

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

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

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.

Dr. James C. Lu

Licensed Physical Therapist | Doctor of Physical Therapy | Licensed Acupuncturist | Diplomat of Oriental Medicine |Orthopedic Certified Specialist | Manual Therapy Certified | Certified Scalp Acupuncture Specialist.

Dr. James Lu uniquely understands the human body and its capacity to heal. He has over 25 years of medical expertise in acupuncture and physical therapy, and is regularly requested to conduct international lectures. He was also National Champion in Chen Taichi for 5 consecutive years in China and the United States. In addition to his clinics, Dr. Lu provides integrative acupuncture and rehabilitation to the inpatient rehabilitation unit of Good Samaritan Hospital, Mission Oak Campus in Los Gatos, CA.

Michael Ham

Michael has served on 17 different nonprofit Board positions in the Ohio Miami Valley over his career. His vision, civic knowledge and strategic skills have given him the unique opportunity to provide guidance and direction across many local city projects and advise those twice his age, having graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Affairs in 2013. He has been honored as Troy Outstanding Young Man of the Year 2015, Troy Board of Education, in addition to twelve more distinguished awards. Michael, has been honored at the civic, national and international levels, He certainly knows how to Champion the Challenges of life, as Michael has accomplished all his success while living with cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy.

The Medical Professionals

Helping me champion the challenges of stroke.

Dr. Richard Dohn MD

SpecialtyAffiliationsCredentials and Education
Family MedicineGood Samaritan HospitalUniversity of California
Graduate Degree

Hinsdale Hospital

Dr. Harmeet S. Sachdev MD

SpecialtyAffiliationsCredentials and Education
NeurologyGood Samaritan HospitalPunjab University
Graduate Degree

Sinai Hospital

Dr. Anh-Quan Nguyễn MD

SpecialtyAffiliationsCredentials and Education
CardiologistPalo Alto Medical FoundationUniversity of California - Irvine, School of Medicine
Graduate Degree

Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine, Internal Medicine

Baylor - Texas Heart Institute, Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Joselito Cabaccan MD

SpecialtyAffiliationsCredentials and Education
Endocrinologist, Diabetes & MetabolismRegional Medical Center and Good SamaritanUniversity of Virginia
Graduate Degree

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

Stanford University