About Us

Mission

MemVu’s mission is to support cognitive health and engagement in a very unique way through the use of personal photos, videos and music integrated into an activity or game template through an online social platform.


Senior Management

Bill Tymoszczuk

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Founder Bill is the lead creator and co-founder of Memvu.com, Inc. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1980 with a degree in Biology and was a summer student fellow for the American Cancer Society doing research in Immunopathology at the Cleveland Clinic. During his student research years, he published several papers in various medical journals.

Following graduation, Bill worked as a biochemist doing Cystic Fibrosis Research at University Hospitals before entering the business side of health care with Dako Corporation, where he trained histologists and pathologists on Immunohistochemical staining techniques. Bill left Dako to pursue starting his own company in the communications industry. As far as his entrepreneurial work experience, Bill was credited with helping to deregulate the payphone industry in Ohio in the 80's and founded the Ohio Public Communications Association while serving as its Director. During this time, he was acting President of PhoneTel, a publicly traded payphone and operator service company which he helped take public

Bill has firsthand experience with what being a caregiver is all about. He lived with his father (diagnosed with Alzheimer’s) as a caregiver for 3 years until August 2008. MemVu was created as a result of his caregiving experience and keen interest in health care delivery.


Barbara McCarthey

Vice President, Business Development and Engagement

Founder Barbara has over 30 years of sales experience in the healthcare industry. With a concentration in Home Health, Payor Relations and Long Term Care Barbara's background and experience will lead MemVu's strategic plans for revenue and census development. Past jobs include Vice-President of Medical Service Companies, Director Contracting and Provider Relations Buckeye Health Plan and Corporate Director of Network Development at Eliza Jennings. Barbara has been the recipient of numerous sales awards including President's Club, National Sales Person of the Year and National Sales Director of the year. Barbara has a BS in Education with a minor in Business from Bowling Green State University.



MemVu Advisory Panel

T.J. McCallum, Ph.D.

Chief Gerontechnology Advisor

Founder T.J. McCallum, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a member of the clinical area, serves as a faculty associate with the University Center for Aging and Health, and is a member of the Pace University Gerontechnology Research Team. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a specialization in aging from the University of Southern California in 2002. His research interests include cultural aspects of dementia caregiving, biopsychosocial stress response in older adults, and gerontechnology. In 2009, he opened a computer lab for older adults called The Brain Emporium. The Brain Emporium is one of the first ‘senior brain gyms’ in the U.S. and serves as both a community resource and a data gathering entity. As an advisor on the MemVu project, he is pleased to be able to help the family caregivers and add to the research literature within gerontechnology.


Peter Whitehouse, MD, Ph.D.

Chief Neuro-Innovation Advisor

Founder Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD is Professor of Neurology as well as former Professor of Cognitive Science, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Psychology, Nursing, Organizational Behavior, Bioethics and History. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and MD-PhD (Psychology) from The Johns Hopkins University (with field work at Harvard and Boston Universities, followed by a Fellowship in Neuroscience and Psychiatry and a faculty appointment at Hopkins. With colleagues he discovered fundamental aspects of the cholinergic pathology in Alzheimer’s and related dementias, which lead to the development of our current generation drugs to treat these conditions. In 1986 he moved to Case Western Reserve University to develop the University Alzheimer Center, now a part of the University Neurological Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. This center became one of the ten best funded in the world. He has a particular interest in narrative medicine and has developed a number of programs focusing on the value of reading and writing for cognitive vitality.