Even with access to the best medical care, our friends and loved ones suffer every night. People worldwide die of serious medical conditions caused by sleep disorders. Our health and quality of life depend on the ability to sleep well.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Amir Reuveny watched his father struggle with poor sleep.
“Growing up, I remember my father being often tired, even during normal hours of the day. Well, he was working (and still is!) in a very demanding physical job, but it didn’t feel right; the snoring, unusual naps, and the ongoing fatigue suggested something else.” – Dr. Amir Reuveny
From this personal experience, Dr. Reuveny set out to create something new.
Amir Reuveny, Ph.D.
Before founding Wesper, Dr. Reuveny was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell Tech University, investigating commercial applications for flexible electronics. Amir received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Information Systems from the University of Tokyo and holds a double major degree with honors from Technion, Israel. When he’s not researching sleep habits, you can find him traveling, cooking, relaxing on the beach, and spending time with his family.
Before founding Wesper, Adi was a senior software engineer at Algotec. He pioneered smart analysis of 3D medical images for diagnostic purposes and was the Director of Fraud Prevention at Matrix IF5. Adi holds a B.Sc with honors in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics from the Hebrew University, Israel (Talpiyot), and served as a senior software developer in unit 8200 in the Israeli Army. After living in New York City for 12 years, Adi is back with his family in Israel. In his free time, you can find him DIY-ing just about anything and putting together complex puzzles
Jeffrey S. Durmer, MD, Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Durmer is a systems neuroscientist, neurologist, and sleep medicine physician with expertise across multiple applications of telehealth delivery systems in high-performance and healthcare populations. He created the first US platform-based population sleep health clinical program used by many different industries, including aerospace, transportation, manufacturing, elite and professional athletics, and healthcare. At Wesper, Dr. Durmer leads the Care program, including the development of sleep healthcare technology requirements, outcome metrics, and population sleep health programs. As a Denver, CO resident, he enjoys the great outdoors, meditation, strength and conditioning training, and being a dad to his four active children.
Chelsie Rohrscheib, Ph.D.
Neuroscientist and Head Sleep Expert
Dr. Rohrscheib is a sleep expert, neuroscientist, and sleep consultant with over 10 years of experience in the field of sleep. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science with Honors and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience with a specialty in sleep genetics. She also worked in clinical trials where she oversaw sleep apnea research. Besides living and breathing all things sleep, you can usually find Chelsie cuddling up to her cats (who are probably sleeping) and enjoying a good book!
Head of Strategy & Operations
Danny is a mission-driven operating executive, GM, and entrepreneur, building innovative healthcare and consumer services businesses from venture-back start-ups to the Fortune 500. He has been at the forefront of delivering value-based, tech-enabled care to vulnerable populations and building consumer-oriented products and services that support healthy aging. At Wesper, Danny leads all operations and commercial strategy, including manufacturing, fulfillment, people operations, and customer success. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School, MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, and BA from Harvard College. When he’s not solving his own sleep challenges, Danny can be found spending time with his family, playing soccer, and exploring the future of recreational sports.
VP of Research and Development
Motti is an 18-year telecom and medical device industry veteran. Motti was most recently a Software Engineering Fellow at Boston Scientific’s Electrophysiology department, where he led vertically-integrated, complex software projects in the field of novel cardiac mapping and diagnosis. He served eight years as a signal processing and software engineer in the IDF’s 8200 unit, ultimately acting as his team’s Tech Lead. Motti holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University. Outside of Wesper, Motti enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Prof. Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus at UCSD School of Medicine, former President of the Sleep Research Society, and founding Executive Board of the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).
Formerly at Luminopia (pediatric ophthalmology), Philips (sleep and respiratory care), Respironics (acquired by Philips), and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Former COO of Seeking Alpha, SimilarWeb, and Coin Sciences, as well as a venture capitalist and equities analyst at investment banks, including UBS and Flemings (now J.P. Morgan).