Chief Executive Officer
Randall McCoy has more than 37 years of experience in the healthcare industry. His experience includes executive positions and scientific research and development. His previous employment includes George Washington University, Temple University Medical School and RCA/SRI International (Director of Life Sciences and Electronic Displays). Mr. McCoy has assisted both small and major pharmaceutical/device companies address FDA issues. He has also helped over 225 foreign and domestic companies introduce their FDA regulated drug and medical device products into the US and World market. Mr. McCoy currently has over 30 Patents US and International.
John Weber most recently served as Executive Vice President of Fujifilm Medical Systems USA, the highest ranked American corporate officer, from 2006 until his departure in 2009. His responsibilities included overseeing all corporate activity with the exception of R&D. During that time Fujifilm was ranked as the fastest growing medical imaging company, consistently ranking #1 or #2 in customer satisfaction. From 1998 through 2006 he served as Senior Vice President, Operations at Fujifilm USA where he spearheaded the transition of the company from a film distributor to a digital medical informatics company. From 1986 until 1998 he served as CFO where he helped to profitably manage Fujifilm's growth from an employee base of 75 to over 1,000. Prior to his distinguished career at Fujifilm Medical Systems USA, Mr. Weber served as the CFO for the confectionary and drinks division of Cadbury Schweppes Limited for three years and as Corporate Controller for an additional five years.
Chief Operating Officer
Chris Hadsall is a 10-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He took a break from the profit world to start and run the VET Foundation. In his role as the Executive Director of the VET Foundation Chris designed, developed and implemented a holistic reintegration program teaching wounded, ill and injured veterans a life altering transition methodology. Chris was also responsible for the financial health of the organization and served as the chief fundraiser. Prior to starting the VET Foundation Chris worked as a Regional Manager for Professional Staffing ABTS. In that role Chris guided the day-to-day operations, business development, and customer relations for a major West Coast Expansion. He was promoted to that job after a successful stand up of a division inside Professional Staffing ABTS that focused on hiring returning Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. He also was responsible for managing community relations and outreach for the Company.
Director of Regulatory Affairs
Richard Koeninger has 29 years as a Field Investigator, Drug and Device Specialist with The US Food and Drug Administration. His duties overseas included Associate Director for the Division of Emergency and Investigational Operations, Criminal Investigator, Compliance Officer and Resident in Charge. Mr. Koeninger has served on clinical trials Institutional Review Boards (IRB) and has conducted FDA pre-approval medical device and pharmaceutical investigations. While at the FDA, Mr. Koeninger held the distinction of being the International FDA Expert for Drugs and Devices.
Lauri-Ann Hahn R.N., B.S.N.
Director of Clinical Trials
Lauri Hahn has been involved with clinical trials/research since 1998. She has developed and trained Good Clinical Practices quality systems. Lauri is experienced in all areas of Clinical Research from planning and conducting studies to Clinical Report submissions to the FDA. Lauri served as Associate Director of Clinical Trials/Senior Project Manager for Lonza Walkersville, Inc. (an affiliate of Lonza Group Ltd.) from 2006 to 2008 wherein she gained direct experience working with the Cultured Skin Substitute. Prior to working at Lonza, Lauri work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). From 2001 to 2005, Ms. Hahn was the Head of Clinical Research at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Urology. Lauri has held positions as a Sponsor, a member of a Clinical Research Organization and Clinical Sub-Investigator. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing.
Robert O. Baratta, M.D
Vice President of Business Development
Robert O. Baratta, M.D. is Chief Executive Officer of Ascent Surgical Partners and was previously chairman and chief executive officer of Ascent, L.L.C. headquartered in Stuart FL. Prior to joining Ascent, L.L.C. in 2004, Dr. Baratta was president, chief executive officer and vice chairman of the board of directors of Ecosphere Technologies, Inc., formerly known as UltraStrip Systems, Inc. ("Ecosphere"), an environmentally protective marine industrial company. Prior to joining Ecosphere in 2001, Dr. Baratta engaged in the private practice of ophthalmology in Stuart, Florida, where he served as president and chairman of the board of directors of Stuart Eye Institute. Dr. Baratta began practicing medicine in 1973. He has served as a director of the FPIC Insurance Company (FPIC:NASDAQ) since its formation in 1996 and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1999 until May 2007. Dr. Baratta currently serves as Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. Baratta also served as a director of First Professionals Insurance Company from 1993 to 2000. He has owned and managed surgery centers for 25 years. He worked as a surgeon in a surgery center and understands the needs of the surgeon as well as the essentials of a successful center.