Who we are
Embodia is backed by an experienced team of experts. Our board of advisors have over 35 years of combined experience in the physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and business fields.
Maggie Bergeron is a registered physiotherapist who received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from McMaster University in 2009 after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Ottawa.
Maggie co-founded Embodia in 2014 to modernize the patient experience and to provide a simple, easy way to take continuing education courses to all physiotherapists and rehabilitation practitioners, regardless of their location, budget or area of practice.
Maggie is also the host of HealthTO - a health technology event that brings together 200 health tech enthusiasts bi-monthly to network, learn, and collaborate. She has been an invited speaker at Universities, technology symposiums and healthcare conferences across Canada. Maggie currently serves as a mentor, placement host and holds a Status-Only Appointment (lecturer ranking) with the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.
Outside of work, Maggie enjoys travelling, rock climbing and attempting to play ultimate frisbee.
Elie Afif is a full stack software developer with experience in the healthcare industry. After obtaining a bachelor's degree from McGill and master's degree from University of Toronto in Chemical Engineering, Elie worked for an engineering consulting firm designing air pollution control systems.
His world changed overnight when he picked up a Python (programming language) book and started learning about software development. He decided to quit his job and taught himself the skills needed for his new fulfilling career.
Elie is an avid biker & rock climber.
Rick Lau is a seasoned healthcare entrepreneur who has successfully built 3 multi-million dollar healthcare businesses over the past 15 years. He now mentors over 100+ clinic owners to scale and multiply using proven funnels, systems, and leadership tactics.
Rick's entrepreneurial journey started from humble beginnings. His first company, pt Health, began as a small business and transformed into a company that grew to a network of 127 rehab clinics across Canada with over 1400 employees. Rick's second company, CSC, is a one stop shop for clinics and is one of the largest e-commerce healthcare suppliers in Canada with over 50K website sessions per month.
Rick's third company, CallHero, a call metrics software (Saas) that helps health businesses answer and book more patients over the phone. CallHero allows you to easily listen to the phone calls that did not book with your clinic so you can improve your front desk training.
You can follow him on Instagram @thericklau
Originally a physiotherapist, Sanjeev Bhatia spent 10 years being at the forefront of running and growing one of the largest network of rehab clinics in Canada and, more recently, served as the VP, Operations for Myodetox - one of the fastest growing rehab companies in the world reaching millions of people via social media each month.
In the first half of his business and technology career, Sanjeev spearheaded the design and development of a proprietary practice management software as well as its associated technologies. As such, he has worked with hundreds of clinic owners, therapists, front desk staff, managers, and executives to understand how they work, master how to implement change in the business, and ensure staff “buy-in".
Currently, Sanjeev works as a rehab technology advisor, is co-founder of CallHero, and facilitates working sessions each week with clinic owners across the country to implement the ultimate blueprint on running a clinic - aligning patient experience and operations with revenue growth strategies
Rohan Raheja is a finance leader with a talent for growing companies and optimizing their financial performance. With solid expertise in all facets of financial operations, he has developed and executed strategies to drive revenue growth and profitability for Fortune 500 companies, as well as small and medium sized businesses.
Rohan has a strong understanding of complex financial concepts and processes that influence the strategic direction of an organization positions the company for growth.
Catherine Graham is the CEO of commonsku and the President of RIGHTSLEEVE. Catherine has been named PPB's Best Boss and an ASI Rising Star.
Catherine has played a variety of roles prior to RIGHTSLEEVE and commonsku. She spent several years doing financial planning for fast-track individuals and entrepreneurs at TD Bank. She then went on to pursue an MBA at the Rotman School of Management during which time she joined the fledgling eBay Canada as employee #4 and launched two categories in the Canadian marketplace. After leaving eBay, Catherine worked as a management consultant at A.T. Kearney, working with Fortune 100 companies in a wide variety of areas including merger integration, marketing strategy and operational efficiencies
Outside of work, Catherine is a mother to 3 children ranging in age from 14 to 9 years old and sits on a variety of boards and committees in the non-profit space. She has a particular passion for supporting female entrepreneurs in the tech space. Some examples of organizations she has been involved with include the Dell Global Entrepreneur in Residence Advisory Board, the Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network, the Loran Scholar Foundation, Communitech, Next Canada, Futurpreneur and Founder City Talent.
Keifer Wiseman is the head of videography at Embodia. He graduated from Ryerson University in Image Arts: Film Studies program. He leads Embodia's team of videographers, works directly with Embodia's course instructors to develop and record courses and assists in instructor training programs for those instructors interested in recording their own courses.
Prior to working with Embodia, Keifer was the videographer and editor at the Ryerson DMZ, the top university business incubator for startups in North America.
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Queenie Wu is a registered physiotherapist who received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Toronto after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto (focusing on human biology and psychology). She has been invited to serve as guest speaker for various wellness workshops, career exploration/mentorship conferences and panels. Queenie currently serves as a mentor, laboratory facilitator and holds a Status-Only Appointment (lecturer ranking) with the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She is also a facilitator for the Interfaculty Pain Curriculum at the University of Toronto, which is an integrated, interdisciplinary, pain curriculum that is a mandatory component of health science curricula for all pre-licensure health science students at U of T.
Danielle Underwood recently completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. Prior to this, she completed her BSc with specialization in Kinesiology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Danielle's clinical interests include musculoskeletal physiotherapy and paediatric neurological/musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She has a strong sports background, particularly in rugby, which she played at the university level. Danielle is currently living in Cork, Ireland.
Interim Physiotherapist, MPT
An avoid rock climber and newly minted distance runner, Stephen graduated from Western University with a Masters of Physical Therapy. He currently treats patients at Royal City Physio, in New Westminster, British Columbia, and while he enjoys meeting and treating all kinds of people, he takes particular joy in helping those with neck or knee injuries return to their daily adventures. When he isn't in the clinic, Stephen sings professionally in a men's choir, provides Quality Assurance for Embodia courses, and enjoys the great outdoors.