Mandy Salomon, Ph.D. | CEO
Mandy’s passion for storytelling and the power of personal narratives lies at the heart of an extensive body of work across television, radio, theater and print media. Prior to undertaking doctoral studies, Mandy was a senior researcher at the Smart Services Cooperative Research Centre, helping education, government, and media sectors to engage differently with their communities through new media practices. Her Ph.D. (2012-2016) investigated ways to break down the digital divide for people with moderate to advanced dementia. The resulting method led to DEVA. Mandy is an active member of the Aging 2.0 Alliance and Creative Aging San Francisco.
“My commitment to DEVA stems from the high level of interaction the program promotes, the duration that people spend with Deva, and the empathic exchanges with the care partners when playing it”