CEO and Board Member
Chris Fashek is an accomplished healthcare executive with a winning record of leading billion dollar global medical-device and pharmaceutical businesses.An inspirational leader who creates a shared vision and actively contributes to ensure the achievement of goals and objectives. Known for developing highly productive/profitable leadership teams and corporate cultures, Mr. Fashek has mastered the full-product life cycle, taking multiple healthcare products from idealization to commercialization; as well as turning-around under-performing corporations to profitability. He is recognized globally as an achiever, strategic thinker and solid decision maker and has developed an influential network of industry partners resulting in new business opportunities and bottom-line growth.Prior to Brain Sentinel, Chris was the CEO of Atteris Healthcare, LLC and Vice Chairman of Rochal Industries LLC bringing innovative technologies to patients, clinicians, and providers. Its area of focus will be Advanced Wound Care and skin-healing products. Chris was Chairman of the Board of Systagenix, CEO and Chairman of Spiracur, Inc., and the former Vice Chairman and President of KCI USA.Chris serves on the boards of NanoVibronix, as Chairman, Rochal Industries LLC, as Vice Chairman, World Craniofacial Foundation (WCF), and IDN Summit. He is a subject matter expert in business development, marketing, sales, product development and positioning corporations for hyper-growth and sustainability. He holds his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and Bachelor of Arts in History from Upsala College.
Ph.D., Chief Science Officer
Luke Whitmire obtained his Ph.D. in cellular, molecular and integrative physiology. He has extensive experience in the recording and statistical analysis of hippocampal neurons in-vivo and ex-vivo. He has worked with experimental models of focal and generalized epilepsy and was instrumental in the design and development of the SPEAC System.
Vice President of Diagnostic Services
Leann knew from an early age she desired a career path in healthcare. She began her journey by obtaining her Master’s in Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies in Chicago. Upon graduation, she worked for 12 years as a Physician Assistant (PA) at an internal medicine private practice in the Chicago suburbs. She was responsible daily for seeing patients in clinic, morning and evening hospital rounds, and for supervising all billing activities.
Leann’s passion for emergency medicine and critical care led her to working as a PA for a Chicago hospital emergency department for 5 years. During her hospital tenure she gained experience supporting the neurological floor, where she developed a specialty interest in epilepsy and stroke. Leann shifted her career focus from hands-on patient care to Clinical Director for a startup EEG and Sleep company where she contributed to all facets of billing and daily operations.
Her growing passion for neurology led her to a regional director position with SleepMed Inc., where she managed 4 neurology product lines in a 5-state region including multiple IDTF’s and hospital Sleep / EEG Labs. Leann’s continued interest in epilepsy and EEG led her to a startup company specializing in ambulatory Video EEG.
During her tenure in the epilepsy and EEG community, Leann learned about Brain Sentinel’s innovative technology using surface electromyography as a biomarker for seizure events. Leann joined Brain Sentinel’s IDTF in 2017 as VP of Diagnostic Services and Clinical Director. Under her leadership, Leann and her team achieved IDTF Accreditation / Certification by The Joint Commission. Leann manages a team of Patient Support Technicians who support patients and caregivers throughout the prescribing monitoring duration, and sEMG-trained technologists who clip and prune all sEMG and audio data on captured events.
Chief Financial Officer
Lulu joined Brain Sentinel, Inc. in July 2017. She spent more than 22 years with Kinetic Concepts, Inc., having served as Vice-President and Treasurer, and as Vice President – Head of Global Tax, where she was responsible for Worldwide Income Tax, as well as Customs and Trade Compliance. Most recently, she served as Vice-President-Tax at CST Brands, Inc. Lulu began her career when she joined Ernst and Whinney in 1984. Lulu is a Certified Public Account, and Chartered Global Management Accountant, with a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
VP Marketing & Managed Care
Jeff brings over 20 years in the healthcare industry to Brain Sentinel. He was previously the Director of Managed Care and E-business at Kinetic Concepts Inc. (now Acelity). Prior to that, he led the healthcare unit for IBM’s global thought leadership group, the Institute for Business Value. In 2002, he was named a Healthcare Industry ¨Mover and Shaker¨ by Frost and Sullivan. Jeff spent a total of six years in IBM’s Wilkerson Group and Business Consulting Services working with hospital, insurance, pharmaceutical and venture capital clients. Jeff holds an MBA from the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University.
Sr. Director of QA & Regulatory Affairs
Over the past 28 years Richard has held positions within the pharmaceutical and medical device field working for Adams Laboratories (now Reckitt Benckiser), Colgate-Palmolive, B. Braun Medical, and other various successful start-up companies. He has provided each of these companies with leadership through his Quality Assurance and Regulatory expertise. Furthermore, Richard has extensive experience in building and managing Quality Management Systems, providing guidance and having leadership roles in regulatory affairs. He has also been responsible for multiple product clearances through the FDA/EU Regulatory Agencies, and leading FDA and Notified Body regulatory audits. Richard is an expert and proven leader in Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs, internal and external audits, regulatory strategy, project management, and product development. He earned a BBM in Business Management from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.