Member Organizations

FMDIC is ruled by our Charter and by-laws. The charter is available in Portable Document Format (PDF). You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print these documents. Download it free from Adobe.com.

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The membership meets quarterly. Meeting Minutes are available online (password controlled).

Industry Associations

AdvaMedAdvanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)

AdvaMed is the world’s largest medical technology association representing manufacturers of medical devices, diagnostic products and medical information systems. AdvaMed members range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. For more information, please visit http://www.advamed.org/.

Primary Representative – Brian Blankenship (Industry Co-Chair)
Smith & Nephew Endoscopy
76 S. Meridian Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
brian.blankenship@smith-nephew.com
(405) 917-8556

Alternate Representative – Darrel Arterburn
Smith & Nephew Endoscopy
76 S. Meridian Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
darrel.arterburn@smith-nephew.com
(405) 917-8584

ACCEAmerican College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE)

Founded in 1990, ACCE is committed to enhancing the profession of clinical engineering. With members in the USA and around the world, ACCE is the only professional society for clinical engineers with international recognition. For more information, please visit http://www.accenet.org/.

Primary Representative – Steven Juett (FMDIC Treasurer)
RTKL Healthcare Technologies
1717 Pacific Avenue
Dallas, TX 75201
SJuett@rtkl.com
(214) 468-7908

Alternate Representative – Yadin David, Ed.D, P.E., C.C.E.
Biomedical Engineering Consulting, LLC
david@biomedeng.com
(713) 522-6666

ASQ BiomedAmerican Society for Quality (ASQ) Biomedical Division

ASQ Biomedical Division is a leader in providing educational information to the medical device community through publications, website, discussion groups, and conferences. One of the organization’s primary objectives is providing information and learning opportunities relating to quality for the worldwide biomedical community. For more information, please visit www.asq.org/biomed/.

Primary Representative – Rebecca Ellis (Alternate FMDIC Treasurer)
Argon Medical Devices Inc.
5600 Tennyson Parkway,  Suite 345
Plano, TX 75024
beckie.ellis@argonmedical.com
(972) 403-0749 – office
(972) 400-8922 – cell

Alternate Representative – Mary Ellen Delaney
Hospira, Inc.
8400 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 500
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
MaryEllen.Delaney@hospira.com
(972) 310-3005

BioAustinBioAustin

BioAustin, formed under the auspices of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, represents over 100 life science companies with over 7,000 employees operating in the five-county Austin and Central Texas region. Companies included in BioAustin operate in the areas of bio-related activities including research, diagnostics, reference laboratories, pharmaceutical, CRO, medical device, agbio and bioveterinary. Our vision is a vibrant and prosperous life sciences industry in Austin and central Texas where companies expand and flourish, start-ups germinate and grow, and entrepreneurs are inspired and empowered. Everyone is welcome, networking and collaborations will be encouraged and facilitated, and academia and industry are given a forum to successfully interact and partner. For more information, please visit http://www.bioaustin.com/.

Primary Representative – Randall Thoma, PhD
Zimmer, Inc.
9301 Amberglen Blvd., Bldg. J, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78729
randy.thoma@zimmer.com
(512) 506-3810 (cell)

Alternate Representative – vacant

BioMedSABioMedSA

The Healthcare Bioscience Development Corporation, d/b/a BioMed SA, was formed by San Antonio community and industry leaders during 2005 to build upon the city’s impressive base of biomedical assets and raise its visibility nationally and beyond.

Primary Representative – Mary Pat Moyer, PhD

INCELL Corporation LLC
12734 Cimarron Path
San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone: 210.877.0100
mpmoyer@incell.com

Alternate Representative – Lynn Miller

INCELL Corporation LLC
12734 Cimarron Path
San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone: 210.877.0100
Toll-free: 800.364.1765
lynn.miller@incell.com

CLMA

Contact Lens Manufacturers Association (CLMA)

CLMA organized in 1961, is made up of contact lens laboratories and material, solution and equipment manufacturers in the United States and abroad. The mission of the CLMA is to increase awareness and utilization of custom manufactured contact lenses. For more information, please visit http://www.clma.net/.

Primary Representative – Naomi “Jo” Svochak
Tru-Form Optics, Inc.
400 S. Industrial Blvd., Ste 100
Euless, TX 76040
Jo_Svochak@tfoptics.com
(817) 267-9261, extension 212 or 312

Alternate Representative – Jan Svochak
Tru-Form Optics, Inc.
400 S. Industrial Blvd., Ste 100
Euless, TX 76040
Jan_Svochak@tfoptics.com
(817) 267-9261, extension 212 or 312

Oklahoma Bioscience Association (OKBIO)

OKBioOKBio is a Oklahoma-wide membership organization exclusively dedicated to the growth of Oklahoma’s bioscience sector. Members include companies, organizations and individuals from across the state who want to see Oklahoma’s bioscience cluster expand and prosper. The mission of the Oklahoma Bioscience Association is to promote the growth of biosciences in Oklahoma through partnership building, education and outreach, networking, policy development and publicity. For more information, please visit http://www.okbio.org/.

Primary Representative –  David Makanani
OMEDtech, L.L.C.
1725 Signal Ridge Drive, Suite 150
Edmond, OK 73013
dmakanani@omedtech.com
(405) 227-9060

Alternative Representative – vacant

RAPSRegulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)

RAPS is the foremost worldwide member organization creating and upholding standards of ethics, credentialing and education for the regulatory affairs (RA) profession within the health product sector. RAPS is a nonprofit educational/scientific organization with headquarters in Rockville, MD, and members in 45 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.raps.org/.

Primary Representative – Al Alonso
Alonso Quality System Consulting, LLC
10610 Skyflower Drive
Austin, TX 78759-6450
aalonso10@austin.rr.com

Alternate Representative – Audrey Swearingen
EMERGO Group
816 Congress Avenue, Suite 1400
Austin, TX 78701
aswearingen@emergogroup.com
(512) 327-9997

Texas Medical Device Association logoTexas Medical Device Alliance (TMDA)

TMDA, previously known as the Medical Device Action Group, was founded in February 2009 and is based in Austin, Texas. The organization was established to support medical device entrepreneurs who had a need to network with peers and build synergy with the medical community, other biotech entrepreneurs, academia, and medical device industry service providers. For more information, please visit http://www.texmda.org/.

Primary Representative – Julie Thomas
ion Compliance
3001 Fox Hollow
Round Rock, TX 78681
Jthomas3@austin.rr.com
(512) 970-9112

Alternative Representative – Rafi Baddour
Respiratory Research
P.O. Box 2202108
Austin, TX 78720
rbaddour@respiratoryresearch.com
(512) 587-7141

 

Government Agencies

FDAUS Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected consumer protection agencies. FDA’s mission is to promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way, to monitor products for continued safety after they are in use, and to help the public get the accurate, science-based information needed to improve health. For more information, please visit http://www.fda.gov/.

Southwest Regional Office
4040 N. Central Expressway, Suite 900
Dallas, TX 75204

Elaine Crosby (Emeritus Member)
Special Assistant for Operations
elaine.crosby@fda.hhs.gov
(214) 253-4940

FDA Dallas District Office
4040 N. Central Expressway, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75204

Ricky Rodriguez  (Regulatory Co-Chair)
District Director
reynaldo.rodriguez@fda.hhs.gov
(214) 253-5201

Karen Daugherty
Director of Investigations Branch
karen.daugherty@fda.hhs.gov

Kelly Sheppard
Supervisory Consumer Safety Officer
Medical Device Program Manager
kelly.sheppard@fda.hhs.gov
(713) 293-1447

Iris MacInnes
Medical Device Specialist
iris.macinnes@fda.hhs.gov
(512) 916-5736, extension 104

Sue Thomason, CGMP (Secretary)
Senior Support Specialist
sue.thomason@fda.hhs.gov
(214) 253-5203

Texas Department of State Health ServicesTexas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

DSHS provides programs that help protect all Texans from illness, prevent the spread of disease, provide direct health services and promote emergency preparedness. With the consolidation of the four agencies, DSHS now includes treatment and prevention for mental illness and substance abuse in its public health framework. The focus is on improving the health of all Texans. For more information, please visit http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/.

Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756-3199

Tom Brinck
Group Manager, Drugs & Medical Devices
tom.brinck@dshs.state.tx.us
(512) 834-6755

Jeff Mansell
Medical Device Compliance Officer
jeff.mansell@dshs.state.tx.us
(512) 834-6755

Academic Institution

TAMUTexas A&M University

Texas A&M University is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant institution located in College Station, Texas. The fundamental mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is to serve the growing biotechnology and biomedical device industry in Texas via technology transfer and educating the workforce, and to serve our profession through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge. For more information, please visit biomed.tamu.edu.

Primary Representative – Dr. John C. Criscione
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Texas A & M University
College State, TX 77843-3120
JCCriscione@tamu.edu
(979) 845-5428

Alternate Representative – vacant

UTDUniversity of Texas Dallas

The Bioengineering Department at UT Dallas offers an undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and graduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering as part of collaboration with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and The University of Texas at Arlington.

The mission of the Biomedical Engineering Program is to:
The Mission of the Erik Jonsson Bioengineering Department at UT Dallas is to pursue excellence in biomedical engineering education, research, and innovation for the purpose of empowering individuals to make significant advances in science and technology with a focus on improving human health. To achieve our educational mission, we provide students access to advanced technology and highly trained engineers in order to provide a unique environment to develop critical problem-solving skills, nurture creativity, and become world class engineers.

Primary Representative – Dr. Danieli Rodrigues

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
UT Dallas
Richardson, TX 75080
danieli@utdallas.edu
(972) 883-4703

Alternative Representative – vacant

 

University of Central Oklahoma

Primary Representative – Dr. Wei Chen
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
University of Central Oklahoma

Alternate Rerpesentative – vacant

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