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Alena Grabowski, Ph.D.

Director of Applied Biomechanics Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder


Prior to her time directing the Applied Biomechanics Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, Dr. Grabowski worked with field-leading experts in human locomotion and prosthetic design. As an Assistant Professor at CU Boulder, Dr. Grabowski’s research focuses on the physiological and biomechanical effects of walking and running with assistive devices. An international expert in understanding how devices affect human movement and physiology, Dr. Grabowski adds immense support to the technical team at AIL.

In her advisory role, Dr. Grabowski will assist the AIL team in development of experimental protocols, application for federal grant funding, and collaborate on industry projects. Her extensive network within the academic community will also be beneficial for AIL when attending conferences and acquiring new clients.

Robyn Capobianco, Ph.D.

Founder, Yoga Neuromechanics

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In her advisory role, Robyn assists with development of clinically-relevant experimental protocols and with acquiring grant funding that’s relevant to the translation of human subject research to the general public. She also reviews all technical and media announcements for clarity and accuracy. 

Robyn has over 15 years of experience in forensic science, clinical research, scientific writing, and neurophysiology. Her extensive and diverse background allows her to provide advice, help develop accurate and relevant experimental protocols, and understand the needs of sports companies. In addition to her Master’s degree in Forensic Anthropology, Robyn pursued a Ph.D under Dr. Roger Enoka investigating the neuromechanics of therapeutic movement, such as stretching and yoga.

Steve Hinson, MBA

Director of Development, Habitat for Humanity

Steve brings our advisory board over a decade of experience as a leader in the nonprofit sector. He is the Director of Development for Flatirons Habitat for Humanity, and he has served a variety of organizations, including the Kiwanis International Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. He earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico, and he enjoys chasing new challenges as a runner.

Steve provides financial advisement to AIL and has influenced our revenue/cost model, helped us craft business plan sections, and continues to assist AIL members during the search for investment.