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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Chris Lashmar

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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Evan Hu

COO

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

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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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Ben Chu

CTO

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

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Roland (Rollie) Tremblay

Clinic Implementation Lead

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

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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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Robyn Davey

Integration Manager

Define business processes and automations that prepare companies for growth.

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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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Grace Ndumbi

Customer Success Analyst

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

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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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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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Sarah Ohu

Customer Support Analyst, Implementation

Joined AVA industries in January of 2022 and brings over 9 years of healthcare and EMR proficient experience to Ava.

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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.

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