Meet the team behind TOVI

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3/4 of us are women 
including our entire
board of health experts
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Working from home

since March 2020
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Our team represents 

3 countries & 7 states

Our Team

From working mothers to PhDs, the TOVI team may be small, but we get stuff done.
Expertise
The brains advising on everything from nutrition
to clinical health psychology.
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Maya D'Eon, Ph.D.

Health Behavior Expert

Maya received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCSD, and she specializes in helping people overcome barriers to healthy living. Her input and experience are everywhere, from the advice we give on making healthy changes to TOVI's framework.

Maya D'Eon, Ph.D.
Health Behavior Expert 

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Tara Coletta, Ph.D.

Nutrition and Exercise Expert

Tara’s our voice of reason and inspiration when it comes to nutrition, exercise, and being a mom. She has a M.S. in exercise science from UMass Amherst and a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry from Tufts University.

Tara Coletta, Ph.D.
Nutrition & Exercise Expert

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Lorena Ruci, Ph.D.

Mental Health Expert

Lorena's our pro when it comes to everything stress management and sleep improvement. She has a Ph.D. in personality and social psychology from Carleton University.

Lorena Ruci, Ph.D.
Mental Health Expert

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Ashley Miller-Dykeman, M.A.

Science Communicator

Words are Ashley’s jam! With a M.A. in science policy and specialization in science communication from Duke University, Ashley has a knack for simplifying complex topics. She's also a certified personal trainer and certified nutrition coach.

Ashley Miller-Dykeman, M.A.
Science Communicator

Experience
The people doing whatever it takes to make sure you have a good time with TOVI. From writing the code that makes everything run to replying to your emails.
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Hope Dunlap

Marketing & User Communication

Running our social media? Getting people excited about trying TOVI? Talking 1-1 with our users to make sure they love it? Check, check, and check!

Hope Dunlap
Marketing & User Communication

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Alyson Rogers

Research & Quality Assurance

When she's not taking care of her two little ones, she's working under the hood to make sure everything's humming along.

Alyson Rogers
Research & Quality Assurance

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Suzanne Grendahl

Operations and App admin

The Swiss Army knife of the TOVI team. She helps keep the company and the app running smoothly.

Suzanne Grendahl
Operations & App admin

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Mikaila Keyes

User Testing

Is TOVI nice and easy to use? Are people getting the advice and support that they need? Don't worry, Mikaila will find out.

Mikaila Keyes
User Testing

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Madeleine Blackwell

Social Media & Content Curation

Supporting our members and building the TOVI community is what Madeleine does best! And those funny memes we keep talking about? You can thank her for those.

Madeleine Blackwell
Social Media & Content Curation

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Mark Warburton

Senior Software Developer

a.k.a. The Code Wizard. He does stuff no one else on the team understands, like 'writing idempotent service APIs' and 'monkey patching.'

Mark Warburton
Senior Software Developer

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Onimisi Ukanah

Software Developer

Oni is a recent grad and one of the newest members of TOVI! She's another one of our team members that we met at a 2020 WomenHack event.

Onimisi Ukanah
Software Developer

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Design

We were fortunate to meet Angie at a 2020 WomenHack event. She brings the TOVI app and our social media to life with her amazing designs!

Angie Hodder

Design

Founders

The duo that dreamt this whole thing up. With lots of hard work and tech-savviness, they turned their dream of making expert advice accessible into a reality through the TOVI you see today.
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Joel D'Eon

CEO & Co-Founder

TOVI’s got lots of moving pieces, and Joel is the one keeping it all together. Before TOVI, Joel spent 15 years working in business and product development. He has a BA in Computer Science and Economics from Dalhousie University and earned an Executive MBA from SDSU.

Joel D'Eon
CEO & Co-Founder

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Tony Zappia

CTO & Co-Founder

He’s in charge of creating TOVI in all its glory. Tony has a BEng in Engineering from Carleton University and spent 15 years in the tele-communications industry developing high-reliability software systems before co-founding TOVI.

Tony Zappia
CTO & Co-Founder