Tim Fitzpatrick, co-founder & CEO

Tim Fitzpatrick

Co-founder & CEO

Co-founded IKONA after his own patient experience in the US Navy. Following his eighteen-month patient journey, Tim spent two years as a technology-focused equities trader on Wall Street where he learned the true potential for immersive technologies in healthcare. Now, he’s recruited a team of top multi-disciplinary talent to help change the way we experience and understand healthcare.


Trish Richardson, MSN, RN, CMSRN

Clinical Education & Program Development

Master’s prepared nurse with 27 years of experience in healthcare who has served in a number of leadership positions, including as Director of Clinical Education for a 16,000-employee health network. She is passionate about improving the patient experience and assisting organizations with designing clinical education and professional development initiatives.

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Todd Maddox, Ph.D.

Learning & Data Science

A learning scientist and former University Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience. Todd’s passion is to apply his 25 years of scientific and neuroscientific expertise, gained by managing a large human learning and performance laboratory, to help build training solutions that effectively engage the brain.

Hillary Bekelis, AGAC-NP

Hillary Bekelis, AGAC-NP

Clinical Content & Implementation

A Critical Care Nurse Practitioner who oversees our clinical content development. Her experiences supervising Advanced Practice Providers and the Neuro-ICU in a large hospital setting have been invaluable in enabling us to understand and serve the needs of patients and front line staff in all settings.

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Kel O'Neill

Production & Storytelling

An Emmy-nominated, Webby-honored filmmaker and story designer specializing in emerging and interactive media. Kel is a Sundance New Frontier Artist-in-Residence and an Eisenhower Fellow, and was The Economist's first Senior Media Lab Fellow. His work has been recognized by leading organizations and festivals including The Tim Hetherington Trust, Tribeca, SXSW, the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Rencontres d'Arles, AFI and many more.

If you're passionate about storytelling in healthcare, we'd love to meet you!