Our Team

Joining Resources • Saving Lives

About Us

Ai Can Help was created in response to the coronavirus crisis by a diverse group of talented professionals stranded at home and wanting to do something to help save lives.

Our core group is united by two passions: the desire to make a difference, and our shared experience as Aikido students. Aikido training teaches us to find peaceful solutions in the face of conflict by remaining centered, calm, and connected. The art of Aikido teaches timely and effective tactics to neutralize an attack.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be able to offer PPE and our know-how to anyone that needs it anywhere in the world.

The Meaning of Ai Can Help (Pronounced “I can help”)

The Ai in our title comes from the word Aikido, which is made up of three Japanese characters that mean “join,” “energy,” and “the way,” which combine to mean “the way of joining (with) life energy.” Ai also means “love” in many eastern languages, including Japanese and Chinese.

The philosophy of Aikido guides us in our efforts as we join forces to battle the worldwide pandemic with positive and immediate action. We each see it as our individual responsibility to take action in this fight, and we provide a means for others to join us and be part of the fight too.

It is by joining together and combining our energy and resources that we can really make a difference. Our group includes inventors, health care workers, manufacturers, lawyers, business owners, therapists, teachers, and investors, and it is open to anyone who wants to help!

Our Core Team

Meet the team that are making this possible.

Peter Solomon (USA)

CEO

Masters of Industrial Design, is an acclaimed designer with over 30 years of experience, 18 in Milan Italy, 21 international design awards, has taught and formed College educational programs, is founder of 4 start ups, has an active design consultancy and partnerships with manufacturers in Asia, Europe and USA.

Cristina Costanzo (Venezuela)

Business Administrator, Entrepreneur, Mom, Aikido Instructor, and expert in Communication. Runs her own company training businesses and leaders in how to Connect, Lead, and Influence, using the principles of Aikido.

Sean Doyle (Canada)

Executive Chef and Mariner, is a Professional Chef with twenty years of experience, providing haute cuisine, silver service and Sommelier duties to international clientele both within the private yacht and private estate communities.

Maurits Filet (Netherlands)

Lawyer in the field of international claims, and operates as a bridge between Latin America, North America and Europe.

Helen Reynolds (UK)

PhD, LMFT, is a Family Therapist, a Family Systems Coach, a Children’s Aikido Instructor, Director of the Fort Lauderdale Story Slam, and has 20+ years experience as an educator and theater artist.

Inna Shapovalov (Russia)

Attorney with 25 years experience assisting clients from all over the world with complex immigration strategies in U.S. business investments and start-ups, professional visas, consular interviews, deportation/removal, asylum as well as family immigration cases.

Our Extended Team

Meet our international multi-cultural team that is making all of this possible

  • Paula Acosta (Italy)
  • Carlos Danna (Argentina)
  • Stephan Engelke (Germany)
  • Mariela Fernandez (Venezuela)
  • William Hladky (USA)
  • Andre Holmes (Jamaica)
  • Bella Lee (China)
  • Xiang Li (China)
  • Omar Morales (Venezuela)
  • Maurice Pierre (Trinidad)
  • Giovanni Privitera (Italy)
  • Monica Sasaki (Brazil)
  • Steven Yu (China)

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