Leadership

MDG Boston Officers and Board of Directors

All-Volunteer Board of Directors

MDG Boston has 13 members on its all-volunteer Board of Directors composed of three officers and 11 directors.
These individuals are elected by the MDG Boston Members for a 2-year term.

Jeff Karg, MSME | President

Managing Director, Boston Innovation

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Jeff has served as President of MDG Boston since 2020. He has been involved with MDG since 2012 and was Chair of Program Central 2012 to 2020.

 He currently leads product development for New View Surgical, a startup based in Boston.

TBD| Treasurer

TBD

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MDG Boston is currently recruiting for a volunteer treasurer.  Contact Jeff Karg for more information. 

Sujit Tatke, MS, MBA | Secretary

Program Manager,
Smith & Nephew

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Sujit has been involved with MDG since 2020 and is currently serving as the Secretary.

He is currently a Program Manager at Smith & Nephew, Andover.

Judy White, MBA | Membership

Director of Marketing, Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds

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Judy is seasoned marketing and public relations professional with a keen sense for implementing programs, driven by bottom-line results and backed by a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

Geoff Moodie, PhD | Programming

Director, Biocompatibility,
Eurofins

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Geoff has volunteered for MDG Boston since 2015, is co-chair of Program Central and has been on the board since 2016. 

His career includes positions at Getinge Group (previously Atrium Medical Corp.), Semma Therapeutics, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and currently Eurofins Medical Device Testing.

Erin Cosgrove, MBA | Programming

VP, Business Development,
RQM+

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Erin joined the BOD in 2022. She brings over 20 years of driving growth for MedTech companies as a commercial leader.

RQM+ is a leading regulatory & quality consulting firm and her prior experience includes commercial roles at Medtronic, GE Healthcare, Oxford Immunotec and YourBio Health.

Shinikequa White, MBA | Strategy

Director, Strategic Planning,
Smith & Nephew

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Shinikequa has been elected to the board to oversee Growth Strategy for MDG Boston.

She is currently the Director of Strategic Governance and Planning for Smith & Nephew’s Orthopedic franchise.

Todd Astor, MD, MBA | Strategy

Founder & CEO, Biomembretics
Medical Dir., Heart-Lung Transplant Center

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Todd looks forward to helping entrepreneurs and innovators tap into MDG Boston’s member resources and ecosystem to accelerate the development of transformative healthcare solutions.

He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Colby College, M.D. from George Washington University, and M.B.A. from M.I.T.

Ilsa Webeck, MBA | Marketing Strategy

Founder and Managing Director,
MedTech Strategies

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Ilsa is a strategic marketing profesional, volunteering with MDG since 2017 and on the board since 2018.

Ilsa holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business and a BA in Biology from Dartmouth College. She is an invited lecturer at Harvard Catalyst and mentor and judge for MassChallenge Healthtech.

Glenn Wambolt, BS | People & Culture

Human Resources Executive &
Independent Consultant

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Glenn was invited to the board as a director in 2021. He is a progressive, results-oriented Human Resources Executive with >25 years of experience providing thought leadership to CEO’s and senior leadership teams.

Glenn earned a BS degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Massachusetts and did extensive graduate work in Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Rhode Island along with the completion of an advanced executive education program at Cornell University.

Loretta McHugh, MBA| Membership Lead

Director of Quality,
Henke Sass Wolf of America

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Loretta is a new BOD member for MDG Boston focusing on Membership. 

She has an MBA from Nichols College with a focus on international business and a BS in mechanical engineering from Boston University. She has volunteered with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) since college and has held many volunteer leadership roles in that organization, mostly focusing on membership retention and growth.

Mark Wladkowski, MS, MBA | Member Advocate

Senior VP, R&D,
Smith & Nephew

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Mark’s position on the board aligns well with his interests in promoting the Medical Device Ecosystem in MA, developing products that positively improve the lives of patients, and improving the funnel of top talent chooseing a career as a medical device innovator.

Mark has an executive MBA from Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management and an MS in engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  In addition, he is the chairman of the board at UMass Lowell Biomedical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board.

Steve Amato, PhD, MBA | Marketing Strategy

Professor & Chair, Regulatory Affairs & Quality Assurance, Northeastern University. Principal Advisor, tJûn17 Life Sciences Advisors

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As a regulatory affairs and reimbursement professional, Steve provides litigation and other support services in medical technology product liability and patent infringement cases at tJûn17 Life Sciences Advisors.

Steve holds an AB from Harvard University, a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, as well as an MBA from Boston College.