To restore or improve the capacity of individuals to do everyday tasks and enhance the quality of life for older adults as well as for people suffering from Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Severe Mental Illness (SMI) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
i-Function was born out of many years of research conducted by Dr. Sara J. Czaja and Dr. Philip D. Harvey, renowned researchers whose focus is on functional skills assessment and training within the areas of aging, MCI, dementia, severe mental illness and traumatic brain injury. The company was established in 2016, is based in Miami, Florida, and has a dual US and international focus.
Peter Kallestrup, MS
Co-founder & CEO
- 19 years of US / International pharma & life science experience
- Prior responsibilities include:
- Head of overseas operations for a European $ billion+ pharma company (US, Asia, Latin America, Middle East)
- GM for a US & Latin American division
- The founder of Global Sales Expansion, a company that assists life science companies / start-ups expand internationally.
Sara J. Czaja, PhD
Co-founder & CSO
- Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Scientific Director - Center on Aging, UM Miller School of Medicine
- Research focus is cognition and functioning in aging
- Author of 4 books and over 300 papers and abstracts
- Recipient of many awards including the 2015 M. Powell Lawton Distinguished Contrib. Award for Applied Gerontology, American Psychological Association; 2013 Jack A. Kraft Award for Innovation, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; 2013 Social Impact Award for the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
Philip D. Harvey, PhD
Co-founder & CSO
- Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director - Division of Psychology, UM Miller School of Medicine
- Research focus is cognition and functioning in neuropsychiatric conditions
- Author/editor of 9 books and over 900 papers and abstracts
- Recipient of many awards including the 2014 A. Gralnick Schizophrenia Research Award from APF; the 2014 J.B. Barnwell Award from the VA; the 2012 Inaugural Schizophrenia Int. Research Society Clinical Scientist Distinguished Contributions award.