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Dr. Graffeo is a senior executive, Board Member, teacher and coach who has successfully led and managed science and technology (S&T) organizations including biotech, pharmaceuticals, and medical products. He has taught and consulted with more than 1000 scientists and engineers on 3 continents and coaches R&D executives. In 2017, he was appointed professor at Northeastern University, where he teaches graduate courses in Biotechnology Entrepreneurship and Leadership.
Tony is currently president of Graffeo & Associates, which helps S&T organizations create winning strategies, improve their performance, and develop their management leadership. His 40-year career managing science and technology teams makes him uniquely qualified to teach S&T leadership and advise Alphie on training strategy.
Diana is a corporate learning and development training specialist at Tufts Health Plan where she plans, manages, and delivers professional development programs. She has extensive experience in reimbursement customer service and brings a deep understanding of the interactions between payers and patients. She as been recognized for her patient-centered approach to solving patient reimbursement challenges. Diana earned a BS in Business Administration and Management with a focus on Leadership and Organizational Change from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her reimbursement and training expertise allow Diana to share invaluable insights with Alphie.
Dave is VP of Marketing at Avedro, a pharmaceutical and medical device company that has developed and markets EMA- and FDA-approved and investigational treatments for ophthalmic conditions. Dave brings a strong background in eye care with experience in global product marketing. At Optos, he was responsible for launching novel retinal imaging devices, with thousands installed globally. Prior to Optos, Dave worked in surgical device marketing with LeMaitre Vascular.
Dave advises Alphie with a strong skill set in marketing, business development, and finance, and a wide range of experience from chemical engineering to medical devices, equity research and venture capital. Dave earned his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University.
Dana brings 20 years of medical writing experience as a lead writer and scientific director. She earned both her MS in clinical nutrition and PharmD from the University of Michigan. Dana’s experience caring for inpatients as a Registered Dietitian and a Registered Pharmacist provide a strong clinical foundation for medical communications and advising Alphie.
Dana has written for peer-reviewed publications, scientific conference presentations, continued medical education, and training for commercial teams. Dana has also edited and written numerous health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) publications. She is a past-president of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Michigan Chapter and was one of the first medical writers to obtain the Medical Writer Certified (MWC) credential.