CMTI Alumni

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Erin Minervini

    Anna Olsen

      Shannon Keenan

        Kim Richards

          John Lisi

            Mia Fiacchi

              Catherine Krawiec

                Jen Beahan

                  Sam Charpentier

                    Molly Ferris

                      Eric Cecco

                        Huy Nguyen

                          2019 Alumni

                          Christian Keenan

                            Huy Nguyen

                              Kwasi Nimako

                                Veronica Valencerina

                                  Ivy Mannoh

                                    Alyssa Marzella

                                      Anli Lin

                                        Rebecca Macaluso

                                          April Tsang

                                            Jennifer Fukagawa

                                              Gavin Hambrose

                                                Elana Chazen

                                                  Devon Foggio

                                                    Halie Hotchkiss

                                                      Emily Grey

                                                        Brenna Schnell

                                                          Ariana Cervantes

                                                            Jane Fong

                                                              2018 Alumni

                                                              Vladimir Tokarchuk, M.S.

                                                                Alyssa Lopez, M.S.

                                                                  Emily Newman, M.S.

                                                                    Raiem Smith, M.S.

                                                                      Connor McBride, M.S.

                                                                        Meghann Meyer, M.S.

                                                                          James Melton, M.S.

                                                                            Eric Ravinal, M.S.

                                                                              Justin Schumacher, M.S.

                                                                                Evan Sosnow, M.S.

                                                                                  Greg Dadourian, M.S.

                                                                                    Amanda Smith, M.S.

                                                                                      Joshua Schum-Houck, M.S.

                                                                                        Rebecca Amorese, M.S.

                                                                                          2017 Alumni

                                                                                          Courage Tsiagbe, M.S.

                                                                                          Lauren Seitz, M.S.

                                                                                          Brittany Garrison, M.S.

                                                                                          Kyle Meyers, M.S.

                                                                                          Manufacturing Engineer I at Welch Allyn

                                                                                          • Location: Syracuse, NY


                                                                                          Bethany Lennox, M.S.

                                                                                          Kerry Donnelly, M.S.

                                                                                          Spencer DeCinque, M.S.

                                                                                          Caeli Quiter, M.S.

                                                                                          Continuous Improvement / Quality Assurance Engineer

                                                                                          • Location: CooperVision


                                                                                          Saadedine (Dean) El-Homsi, M.S.

                                                                                          Margaret Ferrari, M.S.

                                                                                          PhD Graduate Student

                                                                                          • Location: University of Colorado

                                                                                          Margaret is interested in the pediatric cardiovascular space and is at the University of Colorado Denver Continue reading

                                                                                          Ian Baranowski, M.S.

                                                                                          2016 Alumni

                                                                                          Kayleigh Miller, M.S.


                                                                                          • Location: NuVasive Inc.
                                                                                          • Website: Link

                                                                                          Neurophysiologist with Nuvasive Clinical Services providing intra-operative monitoring during various surgeries.

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                                                                                          Danielle Wilson, M.S.

                                                                                          Development Engineer

                                                                                          • Location: Zimmer Biomet
                                                                                          • Website: Link

                                                                                          Contract Development Engineer with Adecco at Zimmer Biomet. Responsibiliries include reviewing documentation in Trauma Orthopaedic design controls, Continue reading

                                                                                          Andrew Zeccola, M.S.

                                                                                          Systems Engineer

                                                                                          • Location: Medtronic (formerly Heartware)
                                                                                          • Website: Link

                                                                                          As part of the Mechanical Circulatory Support group at Medtronic I work with system, subsystem,
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                                                                                          Scott Harrienger, M.S.

                                                                                          Associate Clinical Account Specialist

                                                                                          • Location: Biosense Webster
                                                                                          • Website: Link

                                                                                          Scott is an Associate Clinical Account Specialist.  Biosense Webster trains employees to become a full Clinical Account Continue reading

                                                                                          Shwe Pyie, M.S.

                                                                                          Validation Engineer

                                                                                          • Location: PSC BioTech
                                                                                          • Website: Link

                                                                                          • Worked on full lifecycle validation for computerized systems, lab and manufacturing equipment Continue reading

                                                                                          Erica Marron, M.S.

                                                                                          Associate Product Manager I

                                                                                          • Location: K2M
                                                                                          • Website: Link

                                                                                          Tristan Richardson, M.S.

                                                                                          Validation Engineer

                                                                                          • Location: Albany Molecular Research Inc.
                                                                                          • Website: Link

                                                                                          Since August 2017 I have led all validation activities at the AMRI Burlington site. Continue reading

                                                                                          Martin Gitomer, M.S.

                                                                                          Associate Verification and Validation Engineer

                                                                                          • Location: Medtronic (formerly Heartware)
                                                                                          • Website: Link

                                                                                          • Plans, realizes, and delivers in Systems & Component (HW & SW) level Verification implementation,
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                                                                                          Angela Ryck, M.S.

                                                                                            2015 Alumni

                                                                                            2014 Alumni

                                                                                            Jessica Indyk, M.S.

                                                                                            Product Development Engineer

                                                                                            • Location: DePuy Synthes
                                                                                            • Website: Link

                                                                                            Formerly a Research Sr Engineer I at Zimmer Biomet

                                                                                            Matthew Crilley, M.S.

                                                                                            Quality Engineering

                                                                                            • Location: Martech Medical Products
                                                                                            • Website: Link

                                                                                            Martech specializes primarily in manufacturing extruded tubing and injection-molded components Continue reading

                                                                                            Ryan DeAngelis, M.S.

                                                                                            Field Clinical Studies Engineer

                                                                                            • Location: BIOTRONIK
                                                                                            • Website: Link

                                                                                            As a Field Clinical Studies Engineer with Biotronik, I work with our study sites in the greater New York area. Continue reading

                                                                                            Mohammad Musleh, M.S.

                                                                                            Engineer II, Lens Design

                                                                                            • Location: Bausch + Lomb
                                                                                            • Website: Link

                                                                                            Mohammad is working at Bausch & Lomb as a Development Engineer in the lens design group. Continue reading

                                                                                            Erin Keegan, M.S.

                                                                                            Biomedical Engineer and Scientific Reviewer

                                                                                            • Location: FDA

                                                                                            Lead Reviewer for the Neurostimulaton Devices Branch of the Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices Continue reading

                                                                                            W. Spencer Klubben, M.S.

                                                                                            Business Development Manager

                                                                                            • Location: Versalume and Corning Incorporated
                                                                                            • Website: Link

                                                                                            Spencer is currently a Business Development Manager for Versalume and Corning Incorporated.  Continue reading

                                                                                            2013 Alumni

                                                                                            2012 Alumni

                                                                                            Rachel Rakvica, M.S.

                                                                                            Integration/Lead Engineer

                                                                                            • Location: W. L. Gore & Associates, Phoenix, Arizona
                                                                                            • Website: Link

                                                                                            • Lead team of 9 engineers to align priorities, and create plans to meet business objectives. 
                                                                                            • Provide technical and risk management guidance for decision making to support ongoing manufacturing activities. 
                                                                                            • Assist with planning of future projects, budgeting, and forecasting of resources.
                                                                                            • Partner with HR to encourage and facilitate the development of the engineering team.

                                                                                            Her prior role at Gore as an Engineer involved: 

                                                                                            • Drove the investigation and corrective action of a failure mode based on complaints from the field. Tested and implemented new solution by facilitating discussions and decisions among multi-disciplinary teams. Documented activities in accordance with the Design Control Process for Class III medical device. 
                                                                                            • Wrote and executed IQ, OQ, POQ, and PQs for new and existing equipment and processes.
                                                                                            • Assess Fitness for Use and clinical impact of anomalies observed in Manufacturing and Quality Control and document in appropriate Quality System object (NCRs, CAPAs, Field Investigations, etc).
                                                                                            • Determine root cause of returned devices from the field and impact of observed failure modes.
                                                                                            • Assist new product development efforts by drafting verification protocols and testing new designs.

                                                                                            Nicole Varble, M.S.

                                                                                            PhD Candidate

                                                                                            • Location: Mechanical Engineering, University at Buffalo
                                                                                            • Website: Link

                                                                                            Her background includes in vitro models of the arm vasculature and arteriovenous fistulas for hemodiaysis access Continue reading

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