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Deidre Rogers, RN, MS, CIE, founded Ergovera in 1996 to help companies protect their most valuable assets — their employees. She has more than 10 years' experience in innovative educational training and injury prevention. Ergovera has a growing network of consultants who have a wide variety of expertise.

Deidre has produced educational films and videos. She has a Master of Science degree in Ergonomics/Human Factors at San Jose State University.

Deidre has conducted over 1000 ergonomic evaluations, including in-depth analyses of libraries, water treatment plants, laboratories, factories and clean room environments.

Presentations and Training

  • "Ergonomics and Injury Prevention"
  • "Advanced Ergonomic Management"
  • "Back Care and Ergonomics"
  • "Ergonomics for Managers and Supervisors"
  • "Ergonomics for Library Employees"
  • "Ergonomics for Call Centers"
  • "Staying Healthy at Work — Body Awareness, Posture, Work Style, Risk Factors and Stress Management Techniques"
  • "Speech Recognition and Vocal Cord Strain"

Program Development

  • Injury prevention, wellness and ergonomics programs
  • Ergonomic workstation design for new offices or remodeling projects
  • Management of repetitive strain injury (RSI) and chronic pain
  • Prevention of vocal cord strain for users of speech recognition software (D/Ced EMG)


  • San Jose State University, Masters of Science in Ergonomics/Human Factors, San Jose, CA
  • Oxford Research Institute, Certified Industrial Ergonomist (CIE)
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Gainesville, FL
  • California Public Health Nurse Certificate
  • Professional Biofeedback Certificate Program, Stens Corporation, Greenbrae, CA

Highlights of Experience

  • Author of "Vision Issues for CTD Users," published in CWE Magazine, December–January 2002 issue
  • Author of "Health Matters," a health and human factors column for Silicon Valley Connection
  • Organizer and jury chairwoman of safety educational videos for the National Education Media Network Conference of 1996
  • Bay Area Ergonomics Roundtable (BAER) Steering Committee Member, 1999–2002
  • Treasurer of the Bay Area Chapter of the Ergonomics Society (1996–1997)
  • Produced films and educational videos on various health topics
  • Studied and practiced alternative medicine, including Ayurvedic medicine and yoga (in India), nutrition, herbal medicine, therapeutic touch and Polarity
  • Working knowledge of Dragon Dictate and Naturally Speaking, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience with biofeedback training and techniques, with a special emphasis on workplace applications
  • 15-year history of dance and movement training