The hearapp was developed under an NIH SBIR grant by a BioSpeech team consisting of John Anderberg, Pam Connors, Jacques de Villiers, Linda Cook-Goodwin , Esther Klabbers, David Sindrey, Brian Snider, Christine Soland, Hilary van Santen, and Jan van Santen.  The continuing project is now managed by Kirsty Lindaas-Hamilton, Ognyan Moore, and Jan van Santen.


kirsty lindaas-hamilton, M.S., CCC-SLP
product design engineer

Kirsty has a background that comprises 20 years of clinical experience as a licensed Speech Language Pathologist working with children and adults with a wide range of disorders. She has a deep understanding of the perspective of the clinician and the teacher on technology usage in school and clinical settings.

ognyan moore, M.S.
software guru

Ogi is a currently studying Computer Science at Oregon Health Science University, and has a background in Mechanical Engineering. His background includes utilizing software to solve a variety of engineering challenges from optimization, to finding the signal in the noise.



hilary van santen, M.S.
graphic artist and ui designer

Hilary has an M.S. in Art & Design Education from Pratt Institute, a B.A. in Art History from Oberlin College, and a certificate in Digital and Graphic Design from Parsons. She has studied at various art institutions including Interlochen Arts Camp and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. She is an Art Teacher and provides graphic design, ui design, web development for BioSpeech.

jan van santen, PhD
fearless leader

As the chief executive of mothership BioSpeech, Jan is the official head of the hearapp team.  He has spearheaded a wide variety of technology projects for individuals with neurological disorders at BioSpeech, which he founded in 2004, and OHSU, where he heads the Center for Spoken Language Understanding. He has more than 100 publications and 7 patents. He received his PhD in mathematical psychology at the University in Michigan. His credentials include work on image processing at New York University, speech synthesis and computational linguistics at Bell Laboratories, and applications of speech and language technologies to neurological disorders at OHSU, as well as board service for several speech technology companies.