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 3 officers and 10 directors.
These individuals are elected by the MDG Boston Members for a 2-year term.

Former volunteers, officers or directors who have provided extraordinary service to MDG Boston and embody the operating principles, day in and day out, may be honored with Director Emeritus status.

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.

MDG | Treasurer

Samantha Dayton, Experienced Finance & Ops Reporting Leader

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Samantha has over a decade of Finance experience including external auditing, internal accounting, FP&A and Operations Finance including a prominent role at Boston Heart Diagnostics.  She is excited to volunteer as a board member at MDG and provide her services for such an important and influential group.

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 | Sponsorship

Director of Marketing, Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds

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Judy joined the BOD in 2022 as a Sponsor Advocate. She has experience in strategic market planning, communications, public relations, product and brand management, and lead generation.  

Judy has a B.S. in Marketing and Communication from Babson College and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Communications from Bentley University’s McCallum Graduate School of Business.

Geoff Moodie, PhD | Programming

Director, Biocompatibility,

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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,

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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 strategy for MDG Boston. She brings more than 20 years of engineering, strategic business acumen and dynamic leadership in the medtech industry.

Shinikequa holds an MBA from Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School and a BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester.

Todd Astor, MD, MBA | Strategy

Founder and CEO, Biomembretics
Pulmonary & Critical Care Physician

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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.

Lisa Sasso, MBA, CPCC, PCC | Director Emeritus

Certified Executive Coach for Medical Development Partners, LLC.

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Lisa was the first MDG Board Emeritus honoree in 2020.  Her past MDG Positions over 18 years include President, Vice President, Programs Co-chair and Board Member.  She has served in an advisory capacity for almost every MDG subcommittee including marketing, programs, sponsorship, and nomination.  She also ran the “Transitioning into the Medical Device Industry” program for MDG Boston for over a dozen years.

Lisa has more than 16 years as a certified Executive Coach for Medical Development Partners, LLC. (www.MedDevCoach.com) and she was past President/CEO of Radi Medical Systems, Inc. grew revenue from $0 to $28M in less than 6 years with profitability.

She has an MBA in management from Bentley University and BBA in marketing and BA in Economics from UMASS Amherst.