OUR TEAM

Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer

Elliot Lewis joined MOVIA as a Board Director and CEO. His leadership extends from startups to Fortune 10 companies, where he has led end-to-end functions.

show more

Finance and Investments: Revitalized financial strategies, recouping over $750K annually and identifying $500M in unmet SLA penalties. Led a strategic tech plan, gaining leadership endorsement and securing a $16M budget increase. Aligned investments to forecast a potential revenue surge of $250-500M within 18 months.

show less

Founder & Chief Scientist

Timothy Gifford is the Founder and Chief Scientist of MOVIA Robotics, INC. Timothy is responsible for developing MOVIA’s core technology and conducting advanced research and

show more

development. While continuing his research at the UCONN, Timothy has consulted and presented internationally on Robot Assisted Instruction, Autism, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Collaborative Robotics, Human Perception & Assistive Technology.

show less

Chief Operations Officer

Sean Thurston joined MOVIA as Chief Operations Officer. He has a demonstrated history of working on and solving hard security and compliance problems.

show more

Strong Start-up, Financial, Communication, Healthcare, Military, and protective services professional skilled in Infrastructure, Networking, IT Strategy, Data Center, System Deployment, Governance, Risk, and Secure Cloud enablement.

show less

Chief Product Officer

Shai Guday is an accomplished and highly innovative executive Chief Product Officer at Movia, having held equivalent roles with a proven track record of product leadership in highly challenging technology sector fields

show more

He has led end to end functions across start-ups as well as Fortune 10 companies. Shai has spearheaded delivery of industry leading customer centric products, often while rebuilding the organizational structure of the product teams. Notably, Shai is a primary/co-inventor on over 50 widely cited Microsoft patents, and is a co-author of 5 journal publications on operating system and platform technologies.

show less

Chief Strategy Officer

Kate Adams comes to MOVIA Robotics as Head of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships from a career in the healthcare and life sciences industries where she held a wide variety of product development, marketing and program management roles.

show more

 A graduate of the Yale School of Management, Kate has a bachelor’s in biology from Bryn Mawr College, and specializes in identifying and addressing systemic barriers to shepherd innovations into real-world applications.  At organizations such as Parke-Davis, Schering-Plough, Quest Diagnostics and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Kate has led multidisciplinary teams to develop and implement clinical solutions. MOVIA's Clinician Advisory Board is a team of representatives from our most critical stakeholders whose mission is to improve the lives of children with Autism and other special needs.  The team consists of clinical representatives with cross-geography, multi-discipline, and multi-philosophy experience. https://moviarobotics.com/clinician-advisory-board  

show less

Chief Experience Officer

Tina Schweiger is a published scientist in the field of emotions. She co-authored “Are Emoji a Valid Predictor of In-The-Moment Mood?” with Dr. Linda K. Kaye from the Department of Psychology at Edge Hill University in Lancashire, UK.

show more

Part of Tina’s work includes helping companies worldwide build more emotionally supportive work environments by educating organizations on emotional awareness and providing concrete methods to help individuals and teams build and leverage their emotional aptitudes. The outcome is these organizations rank high on the Best Places to Work surveys. Tina graduated Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Austin with a BFA in Design and graduated on the Dean’s List from Harvard University with a Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology. She has also received advanced training and certification from the Luma Institute for Human-Centered Design.

show less

Vice President - Operations

Pam Welles joined MOVIA in 2020 as VP of Operations, managing the coordination of MOVIA's internal operations.  With a wealth of experience in project management and

show more

creative services, Pam brings her management experience as well as an artist’s eye to her position as VP of Operations for Movia Robotics. Pam is an organizational and creative expert, specializing in workflow processes and personnel management. As an award-winning creative professional with strong project management and solid creative thinking and problem-solving skills, prior to joining Movia, Pam worked with a variety of interactive, creative, and marketing firms as a video editor, web designer, project manager and as a VP of Creative Services.

show less

Development Lead

Christian Wanamaker has been with MOVIA since the early days of research and development.  As a career developer with interests in robotics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and computer

show more

vision, Christian leads the software development team that produces the WOZ Teacher's Aide and develops the dynamic robot control systems. Previous to MOVIA, Christian worked at the Lead Developer for the University of Connecticut CHIP Advanced Interactive Technology Center.  Christian holds both B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Connecticut.

show less

Business Development & Sales

Muniba Masood joined MOVIA in 2020 as VP of Sales, managing the coordination of MOVIA's sales and client solutions activities.  As a management consultant, Muniba's career focused  on helping companies identify opportunities and create plans for

show more

growth. Known as an analytical and innovative problem-solver, she pulls from her entrepreneurial experience building programs with measurable outcomes. Muniba's expertise is in optimizing tech infrastructure, business process improvement, and training best practices.  Muniba holds a B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.

show less

Movia Team

IT/Ops Manager

Lead Quality Assurance

Director of Marketing

Lead Customer Insights & Brand Strategy

Brand Evangelist

Sherry Stidolph

Sherry Stidolph

Sr. Edcuation Designer

Katie Gifford

Katie Gifford

Education Designer

Sales/Customer Success

Nancy Anselmo

Nancy Anselmo

Sales Adminstration

Scroll to Top