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Leadership

We have a world-class team of industry veterans and seasoned executives, all of whom share a common vision of delivering on the therapeutic promise of proton therapy for patients worldwide.

Management Team

  • Joseph K. Jachinowski

    President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

    Joseph K. Jachinowski

    President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

    With more than thirty years of experience in the radiation industry, Joe brings an unmatched depth of expertise and experience to our company. He has served as Mevion’s chief executive officer and member of the board of directors since 2009 and president since 2012. Since joining the company, Joe has overseen the development of industry-leading technologies and our growth into a leading global provider of proton therapy systems.

    Joe cofounded IMPAC Medical Systems and served as its president and chief executive officer from 1990 through the company’s initial public offering and sale to Elekta in 2005. After the sale, Joe was the executive vice president of Elekta for four years. Joe began his career at Varian Medical Systems, Inc., where he led the team that developed linear accelerators from 1983 to 1990.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science from Ohio University and Master of Science from Washington State University–Pullman.

  • Donald B. Melson

    Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

    Donald B. Melson

    Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

    Donald is an experienced financial leader who joined Mevion in 2013 as chief financial officer. Prior to joining our team, Donald served as vice president and corporate controller for Analogic Corporation, a leading manufacturer of healthcare and security imaging systems. He previously held a similar position at Millipore Corporation, a life sciences tools and technologies company, and held a senior finance role at W.R. Grace & Company.

    He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

  • Patricia A. Davis, Esq

    Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

    Patricia A. Davis, Esq

    Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

    Patricia is a licensed patent attorney and seasoned law practitioner with more than twenty years of experience, a majority of those spent serving as in-house counsel for public medical device companies. Before joining Mevion, she was senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Cynosure. She served in a similar position at Palomar Medical Technologies when it was acquired by Cynosure. Patricia has also held roles as senior patent counsel at Boston Scientific Corporation and legal associate at Fish & Richardson, P.C.

    She received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.

  • Stanley “Skip” Rosenthal, Ph.D.

    Vice President of Clinical Systems

    Stanley “Skip” Rosenthal, Ph.D.

    Vice President of Clinical Systems

    Skip’s twenty-five years of experience in radiation oncology and proton therapy date back to the Harvard Cyclotron Laboratory, where he optimized treatment planning and patient positioning for particle therapy. At Mevion, he leads our team in designing a practical clinical workflow, and is responsible for creating and overseeing Mevion’s customer education and training curriculum. Skip was previously a senior medical physicist at The Northeast Proton Therapy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also held an assistant professorship at Harvard Medical School.

    Skip is board certified in therapeutic radiologic physics and holds a Ph.D. in physics from Brandeis University.

  • Mark Jones

    Vice President of Engineering

    Mark Jones

    Vice President of Engineering

    Mark Jones, Vice President of Engineering

    Mark joined Mevion in 2006, bringing a wide range of engineering expertise. Today, he serves as lead mechanical engineer of our magnet and RF accelerator systems. During his nearly 30 years in the industry, Mark led the development of many successful medical devices and earned five patents while developing MRI and CT imaging products at Analogic Corporation, cardiac imaging products at XRE Corporation, and most recently, genetic research and molecular diagnostics products at Affymetrix.

    Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in mechanical engineering from Norwich University and a Master of Science in engineering management from the Gordon Institute of Tufts University.

  • Bill Alvord Ph.D.

    Vice President of Operations

    Bill Alvord Ph.D.

    Vice President of Operations

    Bill came to Mevion in 2009 after serving as the director of cyclotron research and development at Siemens Healthcare Molecular Imaging. At Siemens, he oversaw sustaining engineering, research, development and applications training for the Eclipse/Explora product lines. Prior to that, Bill was a member of the Electron Gun Design group for Varian’s Microwave Tube division. He holds four patents in the field of isotope target and accelerator shielding.

    Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts in physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of Tennessee.

  • Curt Kienast

    Vice President of Global Service

    Curt Kienast

    Vice President of Global Service

    Curt is an experienced executive who has been a part of our team since 2007. He previously worked in the defense industry and later joined the healthcare field as the president of Healthcare Technology Consulting, which focuses on quality and regulatory consulting. After participating in several mergers and acquisitions in the consulting industry, Curt joined us as our director of software quality. Through his ten years with us, Curt has taken on leadership positions in quality, engineering and service, and now serves as the vice president of global services.
    Curt holds a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

  • George L. Rugg

    Vice President of Business Development

    George L. Rugg

    Vice President of Business Development

    George has more than thirty years of experience working in the oncology field with the world's leading linear accelerator manufacturers. His previous experience includes that of senior accelerator test engineer, department manager, and senior vice president at Elekta.

    George received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Menlo College.

  • Thomas Faris, Esq.

    Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance and Administration

    Thomas Faris, Esq.

    Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance and Administration

    Thomas Faris, Esq., Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance and Administration

    Thomas is a seasoned executive in regulatory affairs, quality assurance, health information privacy and security, and operational management. He has been a part of the Mevion team since 2010, having held multiple regulatory affairs and quality assurance positions at Elekta. Prior to Elekta, Thomas led the regulatory and quality functions of IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc. and Image Enhancement Systems, Inc.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Arizona State University, a Master of Science in quality assurance from California State University Dominguez Hills, and a Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law.

  • Scott Soehl

    Vice President of International Sales

    Scott Soehl

    Vice President of International Sales

    Scott brings more than twenty-five years of experience in the field of radiation oncology to his role as vice president of international sales. From 2005 – 2015, he oversaw the North American sales division for Elekta, and was responsible for all sales activities for Leksell Gamma Knife®, the Elekta linear accelerator portfolio, treatment planning, oncology information software, and brachytherapy systems. Prior to Elekta, Scott was vice president of sales for IMPAC Medical Systems.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Southern Maine, an M.B.A. from Salem State University and a radiation therapy technology certificate from Stanford University School of Medicine.

  • Yoel Bakas

    Vice President Sales, The Americas

    Yoel Bakas

    Vice President Sales, The Americas

    Yoel Bakas’ focus at Mevion is on increasing value for our customers. Yoel was previously a senior director of strategic accounts for Varian Medical Systems, where he developed global sales strategies and managed key accounts responsible for 10% of company revenues. He also managed Varian's Georgia and South Carolina sales district, with more than 150 healthcare accounts, and was an international sales manager for image-guided and stereotactic sales. Prior to Varian, Yoel worked for ZMED, where he successfully took the company's new ultrasound imaging technology to the global marketplace. He has 15 years of sales leadership experience and won the prestigious Certified Strategic Account Manager accreditation in 2015.
    Yoel received a Bachelor of Arts in computer science from the University of Rochester.

  • Lionel G. Bouchet, Ph.D.

    Field Vice President, Clinical & Technical Partnerships

    Lionel G. Bouchet, Ph.D.

    Field Vice President, Clinical & Technical Partnerships

    With a deep clinical understanding of proton therapy, Lionel serves as Mevion’s Field Vice President of Clinical & Technical Partnerships. He previously led the development and application of image-guided and radiosurgery product lines at Varian Medical Systems. Prior to Varian, Lionel was an assistant professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Florida Gainesville, where he developed the image-guided and radiosurgery clinical research program for the school’s Brain Institute.

    Lionel has a Master of Science in nuclear engineering from Texas A&M University and a Ph.D. in medical physics from the University of Florida. He also holds an engineering degree from the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble in France.

  • Christopher Dodge

    Field Vice President, The Americas

    Christopher Dodge

    Field Vice President, The Americas

    Chris brings thirty plus years of Medical Device Sales and Marketing experience to Mevion, the past fifteen with Varian Medical Systems. Chris held numerous senior sales management positions while at Varian, most recently as Director of Delivery System Sales, responsible for all “Hard Ware Systems” sales in North America. Prior to Varian, Chris was VP of Sales and Marketing at Zmed Inc. (acquired by Varian), and Gamma Knife Sales Director at Elekta AB. Chris graduated from The McIntire School of Business at The University of Virginia, with a B.S. degree in marketing.

Board of Directors

Strong leadership is imperative to ensure successful growth and longevity of any company. Mevion’s board of directors includes some of the most seasoned medical device and finance leaders in the United States.

Mr. Robert Wilson
Chairman of the Board, Former Vice Chairman of Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

Mr. Joseph K. Jachinowski
President and Chief Executive Officer, Mevion Medical Systems

Mr. Peter P. D'Angelo
President, Caxton Associates, LLP

Mr. Paul Volcker
Former Chairman, United States Federal Reserve

Mr. Jay Moorin
Partner, ProQuest Investments

Mr. Stephen Buckley
Chairman, Audit Committee

Mr. Lawrence Tian
Founding Partner, YuanMing Investments

Mr. Sunny Li
Senior Managing Director and Head of Technology Investments, HOPU Investments

Mr. Bin Sun
Managing Director, Head of Healthcare Fund, China Everbright Limited