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Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson
Founder, President, CEO
Urban Science

CEO, Life Beyond Barriers

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Jim Anderson leads the global management team and sets the company's strategic direction. He also provides expert legal testimony on behalf of clients. He has been actively involved in automobile dealer network planning for 30 years. Ever since Jim began his career at Wayne State University in th...
Richard Widgren

Richard Widgren
Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, Urban Science

President, Life Beyond Barriers

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Richard Widgren joined Urban Science in 2001, bringing extensive experience in financial management and strategic planning. In 2010, he was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as a top CFO in southeast Michigan. Prior to joining Urban Science, he served as Vice President, Finance, and Contro...
Blake Mathie

Blake Mathie
Vice President Operations,
Life Beyond Barriers

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Driving the operations of Life Beyond Barriers, Blake Mathie provides the organization’s strategic focus and aligns all efforts to fulfill its mission – creating products, companies, and entrepreneurs to make the world a better place for those in need. He is responsible for vetting and exploring...
Farshad Fotouhi, PhD

Farshad Fotouhi, PhD
Dean of the College of Engineering, Wayne State University

Management Committee,
Life Beyond Barriers

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Dr. Farshad Fotouhi is currently Dean of the College of Engineering at Wayne State University.  He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Michigan State University, College of Engineering in 1988 and joined the faculty of Computer Science at Wayne State University in August 1988.  He served a...
William H. Restum, PhD

William H. Restum, PhD
President, DMC Rehabilitation
Institute of Michigan

Management Committee,
Life Beyond Barriers

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William H. Restum, PhD, was named President of the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) and Senior VP, Detroit Medical Center (DMC) in 2008, and brings over 35 years of experience in the field of Rehabilitation Medicine to this role. Dr. Restum’s career has been focused on administration, st...
Scott Mills

Scott Mills
Director of Research, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Medicine

Management Committee,
Life Beyond Barriers

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Scott R. Millis, PhD, ABPP is a tenured Professor with tenure in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Director of Research at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. Dr. Millis is a Chartered Statistician (CStat) with the Bri...
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