Lori Melkerson

Vice President, Operations

Lori has worked in Manufacturing Engineering and Operations in the medical device industry for 25 years with experience in moving products from concept to commercialization. Prior to joining EKOS she worked for Abbott Laboratories, Heart Technology, and Boston Scientific. Lori has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

Tony Litwiller

Tony Litwiller

Vice President, Sales

Tony is an experienced sales executive with over 15 years of leadership and sales experience in the medical and therapeutic device fields. Tony joined EKOS in 2006 as one of the founding members of the sales team formed upon launch of the Company’s EKOS® Lysus® Peripheral Infusion System. In 2008, Tony was promoted to Northeast Sales Director and then in 2013 was promoted to Vice President of Sales for the EKOS/BTG International Group. He leads the US sales force responsible for the EKOS product lines. For the past decade he held sales and training positions of increasing responsibility at Abbott Laboratories, Tyco/Kendall Healthcare, C.R. Bard and Kyphon. Tony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.


Anastasia Mironova

Vice President, Marketing

Anastasia is an experienced marketing executive with a track record of sound strategies and revenue generating programs in the medical device and healthcare field. She has held marketing leadership positions of increased responsibility at Medtronic, Cardiac Science, and Opto Circuits. Fluent in English, Russian and German, Anastasia’s passion is in growing business globally and building world class marketing organizations. Anastasia holds a BA in International Business and Marketing and an MBA in Marketing.


Mike Wolniewicz

Vice President, Engineering

Mike brings 20 years of medical device experience to EKOS. Prior to joining EKOS he held roles in both manufacturing engineering and research and development at companies such as EndoGastric Solutions, Pathway Medical Technologies, Boston Scientific, and Heart Technology. His past contributions include peripheral vasculature, cardiology, and gastroenterology device development along with several patent disclosures. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a MBA, from the University of Washington.


Curtis Genstler, MD

Vice President, Systems Integration

Dr. Genstler brings more than 24 years of medical and device experience to EKOS. Prior to joining EKOS, he worked at CellPro, and Genetic Systems where he helped develop cell separation technology and medical laboratory instruments respectively. Dr. Curtis Genstler received his MD degree from Loma Linda University and a BS in engineering from Walla Walla University.


Jocelyn Kersten

Vice President, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

Jocelyn has spent 22 years working in the medical device industry with 10 years of prior medical experience in cardiac catheterization and angiography labs. She has expert knowledge in the area of Regulatory Affairs from her prior companies of Boston Scientific Corporation and Heart Technology. Jocelyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a Regulatory Affairs Professional Certification from the University of Washington.


Lynn G. Allen, RN, MS

Sr. Director, Clinical Affairs

Lynn has held a number of executive positions during her successful ~25 year career directing clinical research activities for several product development programs including coronary stent, congestive heart failure, and hypertension.  Lynn was a Registered Nurse in the ICU-CCU and earned her Master of Science in Cardiovascular Pharmacology from the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center.


Shari St. Clair


Shari has worked as an accounting and finance professional for 29 years with experience in a variety of industries including public accounting, rental properties, residential construction and medical.   Prior to joining EKOS in 2007, Shari’s 10 years of experience in the medical industry included American Hospital Supply in Chicago, IL and VQ OrthoCare in Irvine, CA. Shari earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and French from Illinois State University.


Minda Evans

Director of Customer Care and Service

Minda has spent 14 years in the medical device industry leading groups of customer care, technical support, and inside sales teams to provide an excellent customer experience.  Prior to joining EKOS in 2012, Minda worked at Verathon in a senior executive role. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Finance Management from the University of Nevada, Reno.


Rachel Oximana

Director of Program Management

Rachel has worked in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries for over 20 years with experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Project Management, and Quality Assurance. Prior to joining EKOS she worked for Immunex, Heart Technology, and Boston Scientific. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington.