Our Team 

A dedicated volunteer group of engineers and anesthesiologists based out of the Boston Area, including:

Carly Buchanan

Carly Buchanan is a roboticist and software developer experienced in full-lifecycle, assured software development for mission & safety critical systems. Her most recent work is on application flight software for the Dream Chaser spacecraft. She works for Draper, a research and development corporation in Cambridge, MA.

Alan Cohen

Alan is a systems engineer and manager with more than 25 years of experience in developing FDA-regulated medical devices. He’s also an author and speaker, his most recent book is Prototype to Product: A Practical Guide for Getting to Market (O’Reilly Media). Alan currently consults with device companies on technical and regulatory topics, in particular at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Burr Proton Therapy Center.

Stephanie Musinsky

Stephanie Musinsky is an embedded hardware engineer who has experience working with high speed digital signals/ processing. She has worked on projects in stages from concept to commercialization, including some medical devices. She currently works at an MIT affiliate.

AJ Ortiz

AJ Ortiz is a research engineer specializing in digital signal processing, embedded systems development and machine learning for medical research applications. He currently works for the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center on hardware/software development, signal processing and data analysis as part of their NIH-funded Vocal Hyperfunction Clinical Research Center.

JM Riphagen, PhD MD

Joost Riphagen is a Dutch and German trained medical doctor/anesthesiologist with over 15-years of experience in both Medical and Surgical ICU's and has a PhD in Neuroscience doing research into the effects of aging on the brain using MRI imaging as well as biological markers at the A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Mass General Hospital as well at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Additionally, he has experience simulating and measuring airflow dynamics in race engines, building airflow test equipment, prototype machining, CAD CAM modeling, and the design of MRI compatible re-breathing systems for research use.

Don Straney

Don Straney is an electrical engineer with about a decade of experience, who enjoys and has gravitated to challenging problems ranging from precision analog measurement circuitry to high-speed signal processing and cost-constrained high-frequency power conversion. He currently works for the A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Mass General Hospital, building custom research equipment.

Alan Walsh, PhD

Alan Walsh brings 25 years of experience in commercial software development to the GlobalVent project. Early in his career Alan worked on OS kernel development, speech recognition, software defined radios, RTOS kernel development, and mobile browser development. For the last 10 years, Alan’s work has focused primarily on medical device development. He currently works as a Senior Software Manager with the Canon Healthcare Optics Research Lab in Cambridge, MA.

Joe Wild

Joe Wild is a software engineer with over 30 years of experience developing and leading projects in the areas of user interfaces, mobile applications, and web browsers. His most recent experience has been developing user interfaces for hand held medical devices and surgical robots. He currently works at Sunrise Labs, a product development company in Bedford, NH that creates medical device solutions for its customers.


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