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 Our team

Tara O'Neil PhD

Tara O'Neil PhD

Chief Innovation Officer

As a SMARTlab PhD graduate and an Innovation Strategist, Designer, and Futurist by trade, Tara combines her skills as a researcher and a practitioner to help lead creative thinking at SMARTlab Niagara

Michelle Berlowitz

Michelle Berlowitz

Executive Director

With a masters in Business and Entrepreneurship, Michelle brings her experience as a CEO and as an incubator developer to SMARTlab to uncover radical innovation developed by researchers; turning it into powerful products and services

Emlyn Nardone

Emlyn Nardone

Director - Inclusive Design

As the former National Director at March of Dimes Canada (MODC), where he led initiatives that ensured people with disabilities have access to well designed, affordable assistive technology Emlyn leads innovation research in wearable technology and heads up the Living Lab at SMARTlab co-creating with users to develop inclusive, equitable and diverse solutions.

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