Jan van Santen, Ph.D.Founder and President
Jan founded BioSpeech in 2004 and has been responsible for a wide variety of projects on technologies for individuals with neurological disorders, both at BioSpeech Inc. and at the Oregon Health & Science University, where he heads the Center for Spoken Language Understanding.
Pam Connors, B.A.Product Design and Evaluation Director
Pam has worked on applying speech technologies to the language needs of individuals with hearing challenges, language delay, and autism spectrum disorders.
Alex Kain, Ph.D.Chief Scientist
Alex has been conducting research in the field of digital signal processing for over 17 years, including work on improving the quality and flexibility of text-to-speech systems, detecting sleep apnea, and improving the intelligibility of speech for the hearing- and speaking-impaired.
Brian Snider, Ph.D. CandidateChief Engineer
Brian Snider joined BioSpeech in 2012 and is responsible for the development of accessible software applications that bring BioSpeech technologies to individuals with neurological disorders, as well as the architecture, interoperability, and maintenance of the company’s core product stack and user-facing interfaces. He is actively pursuing his Ph.D. in Computer Science at OHSU, focusing on biological signal processing and machine learning for automating clinical screening and diagnosis.
Hilary van Santen, M.S.Graphic Designer and Web Developer
Hilary has an M.S. in Art & Design Education from Pratt Institute, a B.A. in Art History from Oberlin College, and a certificate in Digital and Graphic Design from Parsons. She has studied at various art institutions including Interlochen Arts Camp and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. She provides graphic design and web development for BioSpeech.
Miguel MendezBoard Member
A multinational and entrepreneurial chairman, CEO and board member with experience across multiple industries. A successful career as an investment banker advising European companies with corporate transactions (M&A, IPO), followed by a career as CEO of technology growth companies in Europe and the US.