Advisory Board

John Grencer

John Grencer is the Administrative Manager of the Technology Program at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network based in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Good Shepherd is a nationally recognized rehabilitation leader, offering a continuum of care for people with physical and cognitive disabilities and specializing in assistive and rehabilitation technology.
 
John operationalized and currently manages the Adaptive Driving, Wheelchair Seating & Mobility, Augmentative Adaptive Communications, Adaptive Computer Access/EADLs, and Pediatric Technology programs. The Assistive Technology team at Good Shepherd was honored by the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association with the “Inspired, Notable, Dedicated Effort” (INDE) award. The national award was created to honor those who have made significant contributions and who have had a direct positive impact on the medical rehabilitation field.
 
He also chairs the process to select appropriate and evidence-based assistive and rehabilitative technologies for the network.
 
John has presented regionally and nationally on current and leading edge medical technologies to such diverse groups as an X-Prize class at MIT, University of Pennsylvania Research Day, the Society of Human Resources Managers, and a Lutheran National Convention. He is a member of the Eastern PA Healthcare Executive Network, Lehigh Valley TechNet, and the Lutheran Services In America Technology for Independence Work Team. John represents Good Shepherd on Drexel University’s Human Cognition Enhancement Program.
 
John is involved in applied research on brain-computer interface as a platform for communication and environmental control using such systems as the Emotive headset, MindFlex games, and BCI-2000. Personal areas of interest include futurism, disruptive technologies, the Technological Singularity, SETI, rehabilitative and assistive technologies, neuroplasticity of the brain, and sensory substitution/augmentation.
 
John is a graduate of Lehigh University and prior to his involvement in healthcare, worked in the commercial banking arena.
 
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