Board of Directors
Staff and Volunteers
Director of Case Management and Quality Assurance
Melina’s son, Ethan, was born missing some of the fingers on his left hand. In the summer of 2014, Ethan received an e-NABLE Cyborg Beast hand and Melina joined the Community as a volunteer. Based upon personal experience as a recipient’s parent and customer service management professional, she quickly stepped in to establish a matching system that included a process for tracking requests and approving volunteer fabricators for matching with recipients. Melina became an effective advocate for recipients and their families as part of the Matching Advisory Board and the Research and Development teams. As the first full-time employee of Enable Community Foundation, taking the position of Director of Case Management and Quality Assurance, she is responsible for and co-chairs the Design Review Board, manages staff to track a global distributed inventory for this community of digital humanitarians. Melina, often referred to as “the heart of the community”, is the source of a wealth of institutional knowledge for both the e-NABLE Community and the Enable Community Foundation alike.
Director of Community Engagement
A cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and children’s literature aficionado, Justine brings a wealth of professional and volunteer leadership and communications experience to Enable Community Foundation. Her years of project and people management in both the commercial and non-profit sectors include logistics planning, customer service, and special events as well as being a Girl Scout troop leader, roadie coordinator for her daughter’s high school marching band, running a Youth Employment Service for a New Jersey school district system, and managing the ECF 2015 Device Design Challenge. The current host of the e-NABLE Community’s weekly Town Hall Meeting, this Renaissance woman has made assembling 3D printers, making and modifying e-NABLE devices, and helping others to do the same a Diamond family affair. She, her husband and her two daughters can often be found with demo hands and educational materials at NY/NJ/PA area Maker Faires, schools and community events.
Device Review Board Leader
ABC Certified Orthotist Prosthetist
Lake Placid, NY
As CEO of Create Prosthetics and Head Clinician for Mountain Orthotic and Prosthetic Services, Jeff Erenstone has built a practice which specializes in custom and small production designs for Adaptive Athlete. Recently Create Prosthetics has branched into fabricating prosthetic components out of flexible 3D printed materials. Jeff is educated as a Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist and has two offices in Northern New York. In addition to his clinician practices, Jeff holds positions on the multiple eNABLE Advisory Boards. He is a member of the Mobility Saves Committee which is designed to educate stakeholders about the field of Prosthetic and Orthotics. He volunteers with Camp No limits, a camp for children with limb loss. As well he is a principal founder of Operation Namaste, an organization which is dedicated to improving O and P care in Nepal. He believes that future of care in the developing world will use a combination traditional Orthotic and Prosthetic techniques and modern 3D printed designs.
Web Applications and Hosting
Rogelio Ortiz (Ro) joined the community in mid 2014 with the first 700 members while looking to contribute in the 3D printable assistance space. His contributions have numbered from printable graphics, posters, the well known measurement guide and Hand-o-matic web app as a primary developer. Due to Rogelio’s Software Development background, he has remained as a volunteer managing our community’s open source web applications.
Enable Educators’ Exchange Coordinator,
Grade 8 Science Teacher
Rich Lehrer is the Coordinator of the Enable Educators’ Exchange. In September of 2013, Rich and his students at Brookwood School, Manchester, MA, became one of the first school groups in the world to embark on an education project centered around the building of a 3D printed prosthetic hand for a recipient – in this case, Rich’s son, Max. The experience was a profound one for all involved, and eventually led to Rich’s involvement with the Enable Community Foundation. In addition to overseeing the ECF’s k-12 education initiatives, Rich is a full time eighth grade science teacher, has been collaborating with MIT’s D-Lab for five years to scale their “humanitarian engineering” approach to a middle school audience, is an advisor for WGBH’s Design Squad Global, and is a National Faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, the leading organization in the advancement of Project Based Learning. Rich sees in the ECF’s education work a perfect combination of authentic STEAM PBL, service learning, design thinking, global competency education, and an ideal opportunity to teach students critical thinking, compassion, and collaboration and welcomes the participation of all educators looking to involve their students in this incredibly meaningful and rewarding work.
John Wong was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome which affected his left hand. He has a fully formed thumb & 4 partial digits. Because he is able to grasp a water bottle with his left hand, John had never felt the need to use a prosthetic device. But when he heard about e-NABLE through one of the Limb Difference support groups he belongs to, he decided to join them as he thoroughly believes that what they are doing is indeed changing lives. Although John has volunteered with numerous organizations in the past, he believes that his work with e-NABLE is the most rewarding, as this is something that directly affects him.
As part of the e-NABLE community he is an Evangelist, as well as a prosthetic tester. John has traveled abroad on behalf of e-NABLE & frequently represents e-NABLE at local events. He also speaks at schools in the SF Bay Area as he introduces students to what e-NABLE is doing, as well as get them to join the community & make prosthetic hands as part of their class projects. He is currently working with several schools to help them implement 3D Printing & making e-NABLE devices as part of their curriculum.