About Us

Made by doctors, for doctors

Ava was founded by Dr. Mike Forseth and Dr. Matt Henschke to replace clumsy, complicated, and overpriced EMRs.

Our Purpose

To create an EMR that understands medicine and our workflows.

Ava is owned and operated by physicians. We’re responsible to you – not to shareholders or board members. Over a period of 38 months we refined every view, action and workflow process. We launched a beta test in our own clinic. Each feature has a purpose.

Our Vision

We built something better.

After using Ava in our own clinic, we quickly realized we had created something that could help clinics, healthcare providers, and patients across the country. The positive reaction that Ava has received only confirms our belief that we built something better.

Meet the Ava Team
Our Founders
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Matt Henschke , MD CCFP

CEO, Lead Developer

Family doctor that also happens to like computer programming.

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Mike Forseth , MD CCFP

COO, Co-Founder

To improve care we need to coordinate and communicate with our patients + colleagues efficiently.

Our People
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Evan Hu

COO

Serial entrepreneur driven by the mission of “good health for everyone”.

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Robyn Davey

Operations Manager

Defining business processes and automations to support Ava's growth.

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Rhonda Blair

Customer Success Manager

Takes great pride in ensuring a positive experience for each of our customers.

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Sean Stephenson

VP Sales + Marketing

Involved in clinics' transitions from paper to EMR and later helping them adopt new features.

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Rob Bevis , MBA

Advisor, BC Market

Supports Ava in new markets business development, finance, HR, and planning.

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Roland (Rollie) Tremblay

Privacy Consultant

Background as a PMP and CISSP provides unique insight to the complexity and intricacies of protecting patient data.

Ben Chu

CTO

Nurtured a career in software building web apps in the education and finance sectors.

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Chris Lashmar

Senior Software Developer

Excited to be part of a project that should improve physician work experience and provide patients with more information about their health.

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Ainslie Velthoen

Software Developer, support

Science graduate from the University of Calgary whose interest in innovation and passion for programming led to Ava.

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Isabella Pilz

Product Development Coordinator

Graduate from the Alberta University of the Arts, with a major in character design and a minor in animation.

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Alvin Lin

Software Developer

Became interested in programming as a tool to automate accounting workflows.

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Sukhman Babra

Operation and Marketing Analyst

Graduate of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary with an interest in tech.

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Leo Zhang

Project Coordinator

Car enthusiast who likes to travel and discover new points of view in this ever-growing world.

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Summit Purewal

Implementation PM

Risk Management and Finance graduate from the University of Calgary with a special interest in using technology for business optimization.

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Grace Ndumbi

Customer Success Analyst

Trained Medical Office Assistant with a passion for customer satisfaction, patient care and problem-solving.

Christopher Anderson

Senior Software Developer

Tech generalist who built web applications for small businesses in the oil and gas sector.

Sandra Petriw

Project Manager

Administrative background in cardiac and thoracic surgery offices brings a detail-oriented perspective to an industry where attention to the small stuff can have the biggest impact.

Sharon Cheema

Project Manager

12 years of valuable experience in healthcare IT and EMR implementations, with a deep understanding of healthcare operations and workflows.

Rana Affara

Customer Support Analyst

Business Administration Graduate from York University with over 10 years of experience in Healthcare Administration in Family Practice Clinics, Multidisciplinary Teams and Public Health.

Mary Odozi

Customer Support Analyst

International medical graduate with an interest in healthcare technology, and a firm believer in the power of technology to accelerate progress and optimize productivity in health care.

Sneha Gorrela

Customer Success Team Lead

Masters in Healthcare Management graduate with experience in the healthcare industry leading to knowledge about human interactions and the importance of Customer relations.

Roni Mohammed

Support Analyst

A dedicated and hardworking student currently pursuing a degree in respiratory therapy who is part of the customer service team and assists healthcare professionals in navigating our software.

Cameron Batt

Customer Support Analyst

A healthcare professional known for excellence in patient care and collaboration. I'm committed to delivering quality support and building positive relationships.

Anders Flotten

Customer Support Analyst / Junior Developer

Full-Stack Junior Developer with a biology background, now excited to enhance healthcare with Ava.

Mariam Ukaria

Software Developer

Artificial Intelligence Developer with the goal of creating intelligent solutions to increase the efficiency of healthcare providers.

Elyon Famoriyo

Product Coordinator

Health Studies Graduate from University of Waterloo ensuring Ava's solution continues to meet the needs of the healthcare industry.

Mateo Ochoa Coloma

Software Developer

Full-stack software developer with a background in physics and philosophy looking to enhance the physician experience.

Hannah Morin

Customer Support Analyst

Licensed Practical Nurse and Clinic Manager with over 8 years experience in community Health Care and an understanding of clinic work flow and the importance of swift and personal support.

Teia Pitts

Sales Coordinator

Carleton University grad majoring in Public Policy and Strategic Communications. Enthusiastic about contributing to our dynamic mission.

Gemma Lawrence

People & Culture Coordinator

SAIT graduate with a Bachlor of Business Administration majoring in Human Resources Management. Committed to fostering a culture for people to thrive.

Will Forseth

Accounting Analyst

Providing accounting and administrative support to the Ava team. Assists in analyzing data and producing management reports.

Better connections. Better care. 
You deserve a better EMR.