Martha Lester Harris, MPAFounder and CEO
Martha Lester Harris is a serial entrepreneur who has spent a lifetime developing solutions to complicated problems in both private industry and government. Before founding Fizika, Martha founded EHR software company InnerLink, Inc., she served as COO of Pennsylvania’s Workforce Investment Board, and she served as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) in governor Tom Ridge’s administration for 5 years. Prior to joining the Ridge Administration, Martha served as Director of Economic Development for the Pittsburgh High Technology Council where she founded the Southwestern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center, the organization now known as Catalyst Connection. Martha earned a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. from Dickinson College. She is currently enrolled in a Master’s of Divinity program at Lancaster Theological Seminary.
Kathryn HarrisMedia Content Specialist
Kathryn is an innovative problem solver responsible for creating and curating media content for Fizika. She serves as personal assistant to the CEO.
Kathryn has a B.A. in Communications from Alvernia University.
Kathryn is passionate about country music and the performing arts. She is creating a soundtrack for seniors who engage in Fizikaflex.
Behavioral Health Specialist
Michael Murphy is a recent graduate of Dickinson College, where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience along with a certificate in Health Studies while competing as a track-and-field student athlete. After studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark during the fall of 2018, Michael became keenly interested in the field of behavioral science. Since then, he redirected his course work to better understand behavioral economics and other business-like topics, such as healthcare financing, and completed an independent study titled The Neuroscience Underlying Health-Related Decision Making. Michael completed an internship with Fizika Group in the spring of 2020 to further explore his interest in both behavioral health and Fizikaflex. At Fizika, he focuses on addressing the unmet needs of the elderly by expanding business opportunities for Fizikaflex, compiling research, and serving as a customer service representative. Michael looks forward to enrolling in the Master’s of Behavioral and Decision Sciences (MBDS) program at the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2020.
Our Advisory Board
Fizika is guided by an expert panel of advisors from medicine, pharmaceuticals, software development and business. We are grateful for each person’s expertise, and commitment to our mission of fostering healthier communities.
Mary Lynne Bercik, PMP, PMI-RMP, CPSMExecutive Director, Merck Pharmaceuticals
Senior level new product launch supply chain and innovation expert. Excelling in external manufacturing and supplier relationship management. Proven exceptional risk reduction and value creation capabilities. Extensive experience in leading and executing successful strategic initiatives with global cross functional teams. Mary Lynne was the catalyst for the new Bioprocessing Institute established by Thomas Jefferson University in partnership with the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) in Dublin, Ireland.
Francis X. McKeePresident, St. Andrew Development, Inc.
As President of St. Andrew Development, a health education company with a particular emphasis on designing and deploying health education and intervention programs into economically disadvantaged communities, Frank serves as a business mentor to Fizika. His passion forLi using Internet-based technologies to improve access to needed health care information and services in underserved areas has helped frame Fizika’s strategy for fostering healthier communities by serving vulnerable populations across the lifespan.
Chris Sciamanna, MD, MPHProfessor of Medicine and Public Health Services Penn State Hershey Medicine
Dr. Sciamanna is a gifted doctor and passionate about helping the medical profession value exercise as a prescription. Founder of BandTogether, a fun and easy to use group exercise program for seniors, Dr. Sciammana explains the need for this program on his LinkedIn profile. MY MISSION: Create, test and scale social exercise programs that people really enjoy doing. THE NOT-SO-OBVIOUS SOLUTION: 90% of people don’t exercise enough. They tell you it’s because they don’t have time, yet they watch hours of TV each day. Dr. Sciamanna’s track record for getting seniors moving while creating new social connections has helped shape the design and implementation of Fizikaflex.
Our Talent Bank
Fizika draws on the expertise of many professionals to create its high quality products and services.
We refer to these individuals as our “Talent Bank”. As independent contractors, they are highly sought after professionals who are committed to our mission of empowering individuals, schools, organizations and communities to live healthier and more productive lives.
Kathy DeanActive Learning Specialist
Kathy is an experienced Health and Wellness Specialist, Corporate and Educational; ACSM EP-C; ACSM Exercise is Medicine Credential. Recently retired from a distinguished career as an elementary health and physical educator, Kathy’s passion for wellness spans the lifespan. She serves as principal instructor in Fizika’s Active Learning Specialist Course.
Chris LorenssonFounder, Wonder House
Chris is a master in User Experience/User Design. He loves crafting digital experiences & leading design teams for 20 years with a focus on beautiful and usable interfaces that are inclusive and accessible. Chris is leading the design and customer experience for Fizikaflex.com
Matloob is a developer with more than 27 years of experience, developing applications on a wide range of languages and platforms, from COBOL to MEAN/MERN Stack, Oracle to MongoDB/PostgreSQL. Matloob leads the programming team for Fizikaflex.