Board of Directors2019-02-14T20:24:35+00:00

Meet the Board

Lou Oberndorf
Lou OberndorfChairman
Mr. Oberndorf brings more than 18 years of experience in medical technology leadership. He founded Medical Education Technologies Inc. (METI), the first company to deliver high-fidelity patient simulation to healthcare education, now present in more than 2000 institutions worldwide. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Marketing and Senior Vice President of Business Development for Loral Corporation. In 2011, he endowed the Lou Oberndorf Lecture on Innovation in Healthcare Simulation at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH) and 2015, he received the Pioneer in Healthcare Simulation award from the Society for Healthcare Simulation (SSH).
Bernard Rudnick
Bernard RudnickBoard Member
Bernard C. Rudnick is founder and managing partner of CapGenic Advisors, LLC, and a member/founder of several investment groups. He is CFO and Director of Atrin Pharmaceuticals and was Director and CFO of Immunomic Therapeutics, two FiReStarter companies. Immunomic Therapeutics completed a license with Astellas which resulted in the largest ($300M) upfront payment in its class of drugs and a $130M distribution to investors.

Mr. Rudnick’s entrepreneurial career spans a number of startups, three of which grew to over $50M in revenue before liquidity events. With 38 years experience in executive-level strategy, finance, and management, Mr. Rudnick has senior merger, acquisition, capital formation, and licensing leadership experience for start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. He has substantial experience investing and guiding entrepreneurial companies, and has led capital formation of $538M and strategic and licensing transactions of $7B. His advisory clients have included Mitsui (Mitrix), DuPont (Agri-chemical), McKesson Bioservices (now TMO),and Kika Clinical Solutions (now IBM).

Ronald Blanck
Ronald BlanckBoard Member
Lt. Gen (Ret) Ronald (Ron) Blanck, chairman of Martin, Blanck and Associates, a leading healthcare policy consulting firm, also served as president of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, where he oversaw a growing academic health center that includes the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, School of Public Health and School of Health Professions.

Blanck has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the military. He served as the 39th Surgeon General of the U.S. Army and commander of the U.S. Army Medical Command as well as commander of Walter Reed Medical Center North Atlantic Region Medical Command and director of professional services and chief of Medical Corps Affairs for the U.S. Army Surgeon General.

Blanck received a Bachelor of Science from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and has been recognized as a Master by the American College of Medicine.

Robert F. Buckman, JR., M.D.
Robert F. Buckman, JR., M.D.Founder
Robert F. Buckman, Jr., M.D. is an internationally- known surgeon and inventor of medical technology. Formerly a full professor of surgery in the Temple University School of Medicine, he served for 15 years as the director of the busiest trauma center in the city of Philadelphia. During this period, he won numerous awards for clinical excellence and surgical teaching. He is the author or co-author of approximately 100 surgical publications and 15 United States patents.

Dr. Buckman is a 1972 graduate of the Duke Medical School, and received his surgical training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Rutgers and the University of Maryland Shock /Trauma Unit. He spent three years as a researcher in the division of Surgery at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

Mick Navin
Mick NavinPresident and CEO
Mick Navin, OEI’s Chief Executive Officer, brings 30 years of management and executive experience to the OEI team. He was co-founder and President of ThinkSharp, Inc. an education and training company where he co-invented the Sacco Triage Method, the first evidence-based outcome-driven triage methodology, and led the $2m development of combat trauma diagnostic and procedural decision trees. He holds three medical process patents. Prior to ThinkSharp, he managed multi-year and multi-disciplinary projects at United Parcel Service as Operations Research Manager. He also served as the Director of Strategic Planning and New Business for the Morgan Group, and was a Lead Associate for the management consulting firm of Booz Allen and Hamilton.

IMSH 2016: Lou Oberndorf is Presented with the Pioneer in Simulation Award by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

OEI’s chairman, Lou Oberndorf, was presented with the 3rd annual Pioneer in Simulation Award by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) at the society’s annual IMSH conference earlier this year.The award recognizes Lou for his leadership in the industrialization of the human patient simulator as well as his other significant contributions to the healthcare simulation industry.

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