CEO and Founder
Annelies Tjebbes is a Biomedical Engineer and Social Innovator. She has a passion and drive to enable positive systems change and is fired up about improving livelihoods in her local and global community. She loves working with and investing in people, and works across race, age, gender, culture, religion and class boundaries to build collaborative solutions to challenges. Annelies provides strategic planning, project management, evaluation and facilitation services through AnneliesVera Consulting to support NGOs, businesses and community projects. Highlights of this work include designing and delivering Indigenous Innovation Sessions across Canada for the First Nations Technology Council, piloting a Clinical Innovation Lab to boost medical innovation and collaboration across British Columbia, and developing a VR tool to address issues of anxiety in formerly incarcerated individuals as they reintegrate into society. She brings a background of work designing medical technology with StarFish Medical, leading community leadership strategies & youth mobilization with Engineers Without Borders and providing strategic oversight and support on several boards and advisory committees globally. Annelies believes in a world where everyone has access to the services and supports to lead a healthy and fulfilling life, and she works tirelessly to enact this vision. In her spare time Annelies loves putting her creative side to use, and staying active on the soccer pitch and on her bike!