CEO, SIGN Fracture Care International
As a mentor, how can you help with the Fuse community?
As CEO of a humanitarian medical device organization, I lead our managers who are responsible for the design, manufacture, regulatory, educational, fund raising and financial or stewardship aspects of our organization. It is my responsibility to inspire, encourage, and engage the managers and others who report to me to develop visions for their areas of responsibility which enable them to develop effective instruments and implants, processes to manufacture, educational materials to train our staff on regulatory requirements, educational materials so that surgeons can learn how to use our products, marketing materials to help us raise funds, and business systems and controls to ensure we are being good stewards of the donations we receive. I am also responsible, along with the president and founder of our organization for board development and building relationships with surgeons and hospital leaders that we partner with in the fifty developing countries where we have orthopedic educational programs.
My professional career began in Portland Oregon as a CPA. I moved to the Tri Cities in 1990 to accept a position at Battelle in Finance. After 4 years I took a sabbatical and worked in Vienna, Austria at the IAEA, also in Finance. Upon returning to the US, I opened a small consulting company to advise start up organizations in Vienna and here in the Tri Cities. One of my clients in the U.S. was SIGN Fracture Care International. In 2001, I closed my consulting business to accept the position of CEO with SIGN Fracture Care International. While I have always volunteered in service clubs during my entire professional career, the position of CEO of a thinly staffed medical implant company has been fairly encompassing and where I have exercised my philanthropic, marketing and leadership efforts.
Area of Expertise
• Business Finance & Accounting
• Business Operations
• Business Strategy & Planning
• Human Resources & Internal Communications
• Manufacturing & Product Development
• Non-Profit; Sales, Marketing & Public Relations
• Consulting, Research and Business Services
• Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations
• Design of Medical Devices and surrounding regulatory and educational efforts