Tiffany has spent more than 15 years bringing innovative medical technology from benchtop to bedside. She joined GCMI in 2011 to lead its startup phase, establishing overall strategic vision, building strategic relationships and bringing together key stakeholders of the medical device ecosystem. Her strong background in medical devices, commitment to fostering innovation and understanding of business strategies have propelled her into a leadership role in the Southeast and brought her into the national spotlight. Tiffany earned a BBA in International Business from Loyola University and an MBA from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. Wilson joined GCMI from Scientific Intake, where she served as the Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, evaluating marketing and distribution opportunities and driving product development projects for the global obesity market. Prior to Scientific Intake, she was Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Finance at ACell, Inc., a regenerative medicine and tissue engineering company based in Columbia, Maryland. At ACell, she led a broad range of initiatives including corporate finance, investor relations, strategic and operational planning, business development, regulatory, and reimbursement. Tiffany serves as Past-President of the Board of the Southeast Medical Device Association (SEMDA), Founding Member of Medtech Women @ SEMDA, Chair of the Advisory Board for GCMI’s preclinical testing facility, and the Georgia Bio Board of Directors. She is a Member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) at the U.S. Department of Commerce. She led the Sponsorship Committee of the 2013 SEMDA Conference and has served as the Co-Chair of the Medical Device Subcommittee of the Metro Atlanta Chamber Bioscience Leadership Council. In 2015 Tiffany received the prestigious Georgia Bio Community Award and in 2017 was presented with the Industry Growth Award, the highest honor bestowed each year by Georgia Bio. She was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of “17 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2017” and one of Becker Hospital Review’s “110 Women in Medtech to Know in 2017”.
Dr. Jeff White
Dr. White is a biomedical operations executive with over 15 years’ broad experience in bringing various medical device and therapeutic agents (50+) to market as well as capable general management experience within startups, transitions and turnarounds. Skilled in accounting, fiscal budgets and responsibility, revenue projections, contract negotiations, cost containment, managing change and interfacing with Boards. Focused on integrity, confidentiality, preservation of intellectual property, corporate accountability and team building. At GCMI, he is responsible for providing corporate administration and general management including; research and training infrastructure services, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, and financial performance. Prior to joining GCMI, as a Senior Director he was the principal in establishing LyChron’s Midwest AAALAC accredited contract research facility dedicated to GLP compliant research within the Veterans Administration in Minneapolis, MN. As the company’s Chief Veterinarian for more than 7 years, he developed a wide-ranging knowledge base of research techniques for medical devices and therapies in most therapeutic areas. His technical experience includes complex anesthetic cases, techniques in interventional radiology, various transcutaneous imaging modalities such as ultrasound and fluoroscopy as well as surgical expertise in multiple species. He holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Kansas.
Director, Product Development
Michael Fisher brings 17 years of medical product development experience to the team. Prior to joining GCMI, Fisher specialized in program managementand product feasibility with two large multinational medical device companies, several start-up companies, and an academic clinical department. He has significant experience in urology, orthopedics, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and stem-cell/tissue engineering. In these roles, Fisher was involved in new technology acquisitions, platform product development, sustaining engineering efforts, project team management, tech transfer, and International manufacturing/supply chain. He developed and launched multiple products, achieved four successful 510(k) applications, and is a named inventor on more than 20 U.S. and international patents. Outside of GCMI, Fisher sits on academic advisory boards at Virginia Tech, lectures on engineering ethics, biomaterials and orthopedic product development, and continues to support the development of intellectual properties with his former employers. Fisher earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech with specialization in biomedical engineering.
Preclinical Testing and Bioskills Training Team
Preclinical Testing Program Leadership
The preclinical testing program leadership is comprised of personnel qualified to serve as study director, principal investigators, contributing scientists and program managers. The team manages the day to day preclinical testing activities including study design, protocol writing, data collection, report writing, and all other logistics related to executing a successful preclinical study.
Bioskills Training and Clinical Partnership Program Leadership
The bioskills training and clinical partnership team is comprised of personnel that work with physicians, sales force and inventors to conduct all bio skills training activities and voice of customer projects. This team also conducts physician recruitment activities as well as establishes clinical partnerships with physicians, innovators and healthcare systems across the country.
Veterinary Operations Team
The veterinary operations team comprises of clinical and DACLAM veterinarian(s), research technicians, veterinary technicians, animal care technicians and laboratory manager(s) who are responsible for the day to day veterinary and bioskills activities including husbandry, anesthesia, pain management, surgical procedures, clinical observations and care, data collection and any other activities supporting preclinical testing and bioskills training.
Quality Assurance Team
Our preclinical testing facility has an independent quality assurance staff that maintains and updates standard operating procedures (SOP), keeps us current with accreditations/registrations and ensures compliance with regulatory standards. Our QA team reviews all study protocols and conducts multiple audits of the various stages of GLP studies. Additionally, our QA team also hosts sponsor and state/federal audits, as well as audits our third-party vendors to ensure good standards and adherence to SOPs.
Customer Experience Team
This team comprises of a customer experience manager and front desk staff that is responsible for ensuring our sponsors, visitors and vendors have a quality experience at our preclinical testing facilities. The team assists with conference room bookings, lodging, travel & food and beverage requests, shipping and receiving as requested or needed.
Our facilities team consists of engineers, technicians, custodial activities. This team is responsible for facilities upkeep, equipment repair, purchase and maintenance.
Our finance team consists of financial analyst(s) and purchasing associate(s). This team is responsible for billing and reconciliation, accounting, accounts payable and receivable, supply management and purchasing.
Design and Development Team
The Design and Development Team leads and supports Early Stage and Product Realization projects, covering all aspects from project management to design. The team has wide ranging biomedical and mechanical engineering backgrounds, with experience in medical device fields such as orthopedics, urology, cardiology, pediatrics, general surgery, radiology and women’s health.