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Meet the CEO

Mrs. Iverson

Ms. Iverson is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) from the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE) and has been a practicing ergonomist for over two decades. Ms. Iverson completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science, during which she specialized in CAL OSHA compliance with regards to mitigation of risk in various work settings. While completing this degree, she simultaneously completed five years of prerequisite coursework to apply for the master's program in Physical Therapy at various accredited colleges while acquiring thousands of hours of hands-on experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She received her Master's Degree in Human Factors Ergonomic Engineering and an additional Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University.

Ms. Iverson has honed her skills with the field of ergonomics as a root cause analysis expert. She specializes in manufacturing and material handling work environments as well as laboratory and office settings. She has also been the project leader for numerous usability studies that involve development and assessment of well-known peripheral products from companies such as Logitech, Goldtouch, Microsoft, Kinesis, DXT, Posturite, and 3-M. These use study projects include but are not limited to:

  • Logitech MX Vertical Mouse
  • 3-D Connexion's Space Ball Used by CAD Designers
  • Goldtouch Keyboard & Go! Board for Mobile Users
  • Logitech Wave Keyboard
  • Kenesis DXT Vertical Mouse
  • Posturite Penguin Vertical Mouse
  • EBMUD Water Meter Hook Design 
  • Manufacturing Tools for Private Sector (Disc Drive, Automotive, Machine Shop, Material Handling)
 

The Right Fit

Due to the in-depth understanding of the human tool relationship, the VSI team determines the correct "fit" between the users and their tools at first assessment. As human factor specialists, they are adept at accurately identifying and mitigating personal habits developed by the employee from incorrect tool interaction that could be promoting injury.

Ms. Iverson and the VSI team are dedicated to learning and interacting with other ergonomic practitioners. All VSI staff participate in professional activities on the local and national level that include platform presentations and speaking engagements on ergonomic principles. A partial list includes:

  • San Jose State University - San Jose, CA
  • UC Berkley COEH, Berkley, CA
  • National Ergonomics Convention Compendium - Las Vegas, NV/Manhattan, NY
  • Applied Ergonomics - Nashville, TN/Dallas, Ft. Worth, TX
  • American Society of Safety Engineers - Bay Area, CA
  • County of Santa Clara Annual Safety Conference - Santa Clara, CA
  • County of Monterey - Monterey, CA
  • Bay Area Environmental Safety Group - Santa Clara, CA
  • Sacramento Ergonomic Round Table - Sacramento, CA
  • Bay Area Ergonomics Round Table - Bay Area, CA
  • Professional Development Conference Series Cal Ergonomics - Cupertino, CA