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Meaningful Medical Making: Sourcing Designs and Fostering Relationships in a Crisis

May 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Meet the medical and documentation professionals behind the OSMS Medical Supply Guide. Learn how the OSMS team collaborates with the Medical and Maker communities to source designs, organize information, and meet the supply demands of Covid-19.

OSMS Medical and Documentation team members: Angela Forgues, Christina Cole, Victoria Jaqua, and Ayshford Heneghan. Bios below. Make: Senior Editor Keith Hammond will moderate.


Angela Forgues is the Medical Co-Lead for Open Source Medical Supplies. She is a Program Manager in Research and Analysis at Aurora WDC, a boutique strategy and technology firm, where she serves as a healthcare and life sciences expert for health/pharma/life science engagements. She has extensive training in epidemiology and population health, as well as clinical experience. Her research is published in top academic journals, including a paper in Demography where she and her colleagues explored the long term biological and social impacts of exposure to the 1918 flu pandemic.

Victoria Jaqua is the Medical Co-Lead for Open Source Medical Supplies. She has a clinical background in emergency response and procedures, with an attention to design and best-practice models. At OSMS she focuses on developing clinical partnerships and supporting medical supply innovation in the earliest stages.

Christina Cole is the Documentation Lead for Open Source Medical Supplies. She works in allied healthcare as a Medical Transcriptionist and Medical Records Editor, specializing in Emergency Care accounts. She previously worked in the medical-legal sector.

Aysh Heneghan is the Medical Team Research Lead for Open Source Medical Supplies (OSMS). He is a math and science teacher with experience in lab research and technical writing. While volunteering at his local makerspace to develop prototypes and produce protective gear he is also working with the OSMS Medical team to document standards, engineering requirements, and other details that support the continued development of medical designs for the open source community.




May 23, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm