TeleVisit is made up of a diverse group of individuals who care deeply about improving the lives of older adults. We are always looking for passionate people to join our team.


Our Team

Board of Directors & Advisors

  Executive Director: Wesley Cheng   Wesley is the founder and executive director of TeleVisit.   He is a high tech entrepreneur and co-founded KonaWare, a wireless applications company for mobile devices, in 2001. It was sold to ServicePower (the leader in service optimization software where he served as VP Product Management) and GPS pioneer Trimble. He then founded HabitatCare, a research and consulting company that focused on aging-in-place technology solutions. Wesley has also spent 15 years in technical management positions at Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems. 

Executive Director: Wesley Cheng

Wesley is the founder and executive director of TeleVisit. 

He is a high tech entrepreneur and co-founded KonaWare, a wireless applications company for mobile devices, in 2001. It was sold to ServicePower (the leader in service optimization software where he served as VP Product Management) and GPS pioneer Trimble. He then founded HabitatCare, a research and consulting company that focused on aging-in-place technology solutions. Wesley has also spent 15 years in technical management positions at Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems. 

  Board Member: Michelle Rogers   Michelle Rogers grew up in the Bay Area and has more than 25 years of marketing and sales experience within the technology sector.  Michelle acquired the South Peninsula Home Instead Senior Care franchise in 2007, after deciding she wanted to be involved in providing services that would support people in the community. Her CAREGivers provide non-medical, in-home services to seniors in Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside, Redwood City, San Carlos, and Belmont, Calif.   

Board Member: Michelle Rogers

Michelle Rogers grew up in the Bay Area and has more than 25 years of marketing and sales experience within the technology sector.

Michelle acquired the South Peninsula Home Instead Senior Care franchise in 2007, after deciding she wanted to be involved in providing services that would support people in the community. Her CAREGivers provide non-medical, in-home services to seniors in Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside, Redwood City, San Carlos, and Belmont, Calif.

 

  Board Member, Program Director: Julie Cheng    Julie is the program director for TeleVisit; researching, sourcing, producing and scheduling interesting activities. She is the voice of TeleVisit as she hosts many of the sessions; greeting the seniors every day and facilitating the activities.     Julie is also the leader of the senior ministry at Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California.   Julie Cheng is a music therapist and piano instructor. She has used music to help seniors, stroke patients, and children with developmental or emotional challenges. 

Board Member, Program Director: Julie Cheng

Julie is the program director for TeleVisit; researching, sourcing, producing and scheduling interesting activities. She is the voice of TeleVisit as she hosts many of the sessions; greeting the seniors every day and facilitating the activities.

Julie is also the leader of the senior ministry at Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California.

Julie Cheng is a music therapist and piano instructor. She has used music to help seniors, stroke patients, and children with developmental or emotional challenges. 

  Advisor: Dr Jim McCabe   Dr. Jim McCabe is the President of Eldercare Resources, a geriatric care management company that specializes in eldercare and case management services. Over a period of more than 25 years, Dr. McCabe has assisted hundreds of families with planning in the areas of eldercare and long term care planning.  Jim has served on the Board of The Financial Planning Association in Phoenix, Arizona and has consulted extensively with estate planning professionals in the areas eldercare, health care planning risk management and client retention.  Dr. McCabe holds two Masters Degrees from the University of Hawaii  and earned his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a frequent contributor to the Journal of Practical Estate Planning. Jim and his wife Deborah make their home in Los Altos, CA

Advisor: Dr Jim McCabe

Dr. Jim McCabe is the President of Eldercare Resources, a geriatric care management company that specializes in eldercare and case management services. Over a period of more than 25 years, Dr. McCabe has assisted hundreds of families with planning in the areas of eldercare and long term care planning.

Jim has served on the Board of The Financial Planning Association in Phoenix, Arizona and has consulted extensively with estate planning professionals in the areas eldercare, health care planning risk management and client retention.

Dr. McCabe holds two Masters Degrees from the University of Hawaii  and earned his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a frequent contributor to the Journal of Practical Estate Planning. Jim and his wife Deborah make their home in Los Altos, CA

  Board Member: John Lehman   John is executive director of Senior New Ways, a non profit organization that applies vintage music group therapy for memory in residential and day care centers. He has led residential care visitation programs to over 600 persons in south bay area. John has over 50 developed classes on whole health for boomers and beyond, and caregivers.  John also creates one the favorite TeleVisit programs called Johnny's Jukebox where he introduces musical artists from the 1930's to 1970's and plays samples of their top hits.    

Board Member: John Lehman

John is executive director of Senior New Ways, a non profit organization that applies vintage music group therapy for memory in residential and day care centers. He has led residential care visitation programs to over 600 persons in south bay area. John has over 50 developed classes on whole health for boomers and beyond, and caregivers.

John also creates one the favorite TeleVisit programs called Johnny's Jukebox where he introduces musical artists from the 1930's to 1970's and plays samples of their top hits.    

  Board Member: Dr Rita Ghatak   Rita is the Founder and Director of Aging Adult Services at Stanford Healthcare since 2005. She directs the programs of Care Coordination, Geriatric Health, Home Technology, Memory Support, Caregiver Education, and oversees coordinated care for thousands of older adults.   She received the Stanford Health Care Isaac Stein Award for Compassionate Care at Stanford in 2008. She plays a key role in many eldercare coalitions including public policy. She has conducted research on dementia management, caregiver training, patient care outcomes and management of neurological disorders. Her current focus at Stanford is readmissions, post-discharge care models, delirium, heart failure and dementia support. She is a published psychologist/gerontologist with multiple articles and has spoken in multiple national and international forums.  She completed her Masters, PhD from JNU, India, and did her post-doctoral work at Stanford. 

Board Member: Dr Rita Ghatak

Rita is the Founder and Director of Aging Adult Services at Stanford Healthcare since 2005. She directs the programs of Care Coordination, Geriatric Health, Home Technology, Memory Support, Caregiver Education, and oversees coordinated care for thousands of older adults.


She received the Stanford Health Care Isaac Stein Award for Compassionate Care at Stanford in 2008.
She plays a key role in many eldercare coalitions including public policy. She has conducted research on dementia management, caregiver training, patient care outcomes and management of neurological disorders. Her current focus at Stanford is readmissions, post-discharge care models, delirium, heart failure and dementia support. She is a published psychologist/gerontologist with multiple articles and has spoken in multiple national and international forums.

She completed her Masters, PhD from JNU, India, and did her post-doctoral work at Stanford. 

  Advisor: Scott Townsend   Scott is a successful entrepreneur, currently at Blue Gecko Software, Inc. which was co-founded in 2006. The company has developed a strong record of developing business intelligence, analytics, and integration solutions for iSystems, Intuit, Intel, and Prosper.   He has a deep product development background that is balanced with a deep affinity for working with independently owned and operated payroll service bureaus to develop stronger sales and market growth strategies by transforming the service bureau from the inside out.

Advisor: Scott Townsend

Scott is a successful entrepreneur, currently at Blue Gecko Software, Inc. which was co-founded in 2006. The company has developed a strong record of developing business intelligence, analytics, and integration solutions for iSystems, Intuit, Intel, and Prosper.
 
He has a deep product development background that is balanced with a deep affinity for working with independently owned and operated payroll service bureaus to develop stronger sales and market growth strategies by transforming the service bureau from the inside out.

  Advisor: Richard Adler   Richard is a Distinguished Fellow at The Institute for the Future, an independent non-profit research organization with over 40 years experience in forecasting and long-range planning. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, IFTF identifies future trends and key discontinuities that will transform the marketplace.   He is also a Principal at People & Technology, which provides research and consulting in the areas of technology and aging. Clients include AARP, Bank of America, Broadband for America, California HealthCare Foundation, CNN, Deloitte, the Japan Research Institute, Mercer, Microsoft, On Lok, Procter & Gamble, Verizon and Seniors Media Lab  Richard is a board member of Institute for the Ages, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate innovation in the field of aging   

Advisor: Richard Adler

Richard is a Distinguished Fellow at The Institute for the Future, an independent non-profit research organization with over 40 years experience in forecasting and long-range planning. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, IFTF identifies future trends and key discontinuities that will transform the marketplace. 

He is also a Principal at People & Technology, which provides research and consulting in the areas of technology and aging. Clients include AARP, Bank of America, Broadband for America, California HealthCare Foundation, CNN, Deloitte, the Japan Research Institute, Mercer, Microsoft, On Lok, Procter & Gamble, Verizon and Seniors Media Lab

Richard is a board member of Institute for the Ages, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate innovation in the field of aging

 

  Advisor: Dione Chen   Dione is a marketing consultant who has over 25 years of experience. She served as VP Marketing at StartX (Stanford-affiliated accelerator's mission is to advance the development of startup founders through providing educational programs, mentorship, a community of high-potential founders, resources and access to funding) and BOMA Systems (which provides patent-pending telecommunications services for emergency notification and group communications). She has held marketing management positions at high tech companies, including Sun Microsystems.  Dione serves as Board Member for the Center for Age-Friendly Excellence (CAFE) whose mission is to mission of the Center for Age-Friendly Excellence is to advance applied research, information and resources, advocacy and evidence-based best practices for transforming intergenerational communities.      

Advisor: Dione Chen

Dione is a marketing consultant who has over 25 years of experience. She served as VP Marketing at StartX (Stanford-affiliated accelerator's mission is to advance the development of startup founders through providing educational programs, mentorship, a community of high-potential founders, resources and access to funding) and BOMA Systems (which provides patent-pending telecommunications services for emergency notification and group communications). She has held marketing management positions at high tech companies, including Sun Microsystems.

Dione serves as Board Member for the Center for Age-Friendly Excellence (CAFE) whose mission is to
mission of the Center for Age-Friendly Excellence is to advance applied research, information and resources, advocacy and evidence-based best practices for transforming intergenerational communities.

 

 

Staff

Marketing Director: Wai-Mun Chong

Wai-Mun manages marketing for TeleVisit, focusing on strategy, positioning, branding, messaging & online initiatives to drive awareness, demand & adoption of TeleVisit’s services and programs. 

She had previously worked in IBM, Ogilvy & Mather, and US Committee for UNICEF across different roles ranging from marketing management, to business strategy & planning, market intelligence, communications & fundraising.

With a desire to change the way we age, Wai-Mun is passionate about educating & bringing solutions to improve quality life to a fast growing aging population.

Development Director: Sid Prudil

Sid is responsible for grant research and development at TeleVisit. 

His previous work included the Food Bank in Vancouver, Canada. 

He is experienced in software quality assurance, financial accounting and cloud taxonomy at high tech companies such as Cisco systems and ThinkFree. 

 

Program Manager: Deborah Baker

Deborah works with our partner organizations such as virtual villages, home care agencies and senior residences to develop their virtual community programs. 

She has 15 years of technical management experience at Hewlett Packard and Raychem (part of Tyco Electronics). Her startup experience includes operations management at Web Lunch box and Purple Coupon.

Her non profit work includes 6 years at the Los Altos Festival of Lights, where she is currently the president.