Meet Our Team

Our Team of Experts - a Valuable Extension of Your Team

Whether you need assistance with a single assignment or someone to manage all your usability engineering efforts, UserWise’s team of highly trained human factors experts stand ready to support your medical device and combination product development.

With diverse backgrounds in engineering and science, that include human factors, industrial, biomedical, psychology, and quality engineering, our team can rapidly onboard to your novel technology and company’s quality system to contribute valuable input to your program. UserWise human factors consultants have proven expertise in applying usability engineering best practices to medical devices and combination products across a wide range of medical disciplines and use environments.  

We are pleased to announce the growth of our team with the addition of Harvey Medical! This collaboration will bring new perspectives and skills to the table, allowing us to enhance our offerings and provide even better service to our clients. We look forward to this new partnership and the exciting opportunities it will bring.

Kelley Kendle

Shannon Clark

Denise Forkey
Director, Human Factors

Leya Bergquist
Assoc. Director of HF

Wendy Sledge
Human Factors Specialist

Kaivon Assani
Sr. HF Engineer

Miles Buroker
Human Factors Engineer

Shrikar Tatapudi
Human Factors Engineer

Riley Doherty
Human Factors Engineer

Annie Sawyer
Human Factors Engineer

Alden Esguerra
Human Factors Engineer

Uyen Bui
Human Factors Engineer

Isha Dusseau
Human Factors Engineer

Kristen Brown
Human Factors Engineer

Yvette Apatiga
Human Factors Engineer

Dawson Ohligschlager
Human Factors Engineer

Rob Laclair
VP of Finance

Loryn Beamesderfer
Business Finance Analyst

Susy Jimenez
HR Associate

Sean Corona
Facilitation Lead

Trevor Nicholson
Recruitment Associate

Julie Myers
Recruitment Associate

Chris Jakubowski
Digital Marketing Associate

Keiko Sledge
Marketing Assistant

April Fitz
Administrative Assistant

Our Leadership

Kelley Kendle


Education: BS in Finance & Operations Management, University of Delaware

Experience: Kelley has over 20 years in growth-oriented leadership roles within the life sciences, medical device, and medical technology markets. Previously, Kelley held a number of leadership roles at Certara (NASDAQ: CERT), focusing on technology and tech-enabled services for the life sciences industry. Key roles included Chief Strategy Officer of Certara, and President and CEO of Synchrogenix, a Certara company. Recently, Kelley served as interim CEO of a medical device-focused Clinical Research Organization where she strategically expanded to the US market through partnerships and expansion of regulatory capabilities.

Kelley’s expertise and core competencies includes strategic planning, M&A, leadership development, business development, vendor partnerships, contracts, development of KPIs, organizational transformation, technology innovation, and regulatory compliance.

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