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Vi Huynh
Director of Operations
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Vi HuynhVi Huynh, MHA joined the APT Center in 2014 as the Director of Operations. He is responsible for operational and fiscal oversight of the Center and its administrative staff and the investigators' combined research programs by managing inter-institutional relationships. He has over 10 years of practice and operations management in clinical and research healthcare environments.

 

Frank Zitko
Technical Innovation Specialist

Frank ZitkoFrank Zitko, BS joined the APT Center in 2018. His duties include providing project management and engineering support to APT Investigators and staff as they seek to improve the lives of Veterans through new, innovative medical devices and technology. His role also expands into the national VA level where he represents the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in the VA Innovation Center. He supports an interconnected network of innovative employees that help pilot and spread innovations across the Veterans Health Administration. Frank received his B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University in 2011 and brings over 6 years of engineering experience in the medical device industry.

 

William Rasper
Research Biomedical Engineer

William RasperWilliam Rasper, BS joined the APT Center in 2019. His duties include quality system management and consultation, mechanical desig, mechanical prototyping and fabrication, basic programming and electircal assembly, general administrative support and IT support. He received his B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Akron in 2019 and brings over a year of experience in the medical device industry.

 

Jennifer Perry
Public Affairs Specialist

Jennifer PerryJennifer Perry joined the APT Center in 2021. A US Army Veteran, Jennifer has had more than 12 years’ experience in communications and operations management. Her duties include managing internal and external communications, strategic communications and engagements planning and media and stakeholder relations. She is an integral part of the APT Center’s relationship with the nation’s Veteran Service Organizations and works to connect Veterans with the amazing research opportunities offered by the APT Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

Lauren Hugdahl
Medical Illustrator

Lauren HugdahlLauren Hugdahl received her BFA in Biomedical Art from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2018. Before joining the APT Center as a medical illustrator in 2022 she utilized her creative skills within the medical device industry to create pitch decks, patient education materials, and user manuals for up and coming technologies. She brings 5 years of professional experience to create illustrations for academic publication, internal visual materials, and video projects for the APT Center.

 

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