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Our Team

150+ Years of Experience

Combined from our Scientists, Researchers, and Doctors

Our team at VisionGate has considerable knowledge and an extensive work history in the creation of cutting-edge technologies in fields including pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. We’ve put our heads together to develop world-class early-stage lung cancer detection methods.

Executive Team

Alan Nelson
Alan Nelson

Dr. Nelson, is founder, Chairman and CEO of VisionGate where his team has developed the world’s first AI-driven 3D cell analysis platform, Cell-CT, to address the unmet medical need for non-invasive, early-stage lung cancer detection.

Previously, he was the founder and CEO of NeoPath, where his team developed the world’s first and only fully-automated AI-driven platform to detect cervical cancer, now marketed as FocalPoint by Becton Dickinson. He is the former Executive Director of Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and has held professorships at ASU, University of Washington, MIT and Harvard.

Dr. Nelson holds more than 100 U.S. patents and has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in the field of biomedical imaging. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from U.C. Berkeley.

Jon Hayenga
Jon Hayenga

Mr. Hayenga has 30 years of product development experience, 22 of them in the FDA-regulated industry. He has held senior engineering and management roles in previous start-up biomedical technology companies, including NeoPath, where he delivered emerging complex technology products.

Before joining VisionGate, Mr. Hayenga was director of engineering at Micronics where he developed patented technologies utilizing instrumentation and micro-fluidics solutions for the biotech industry. He holds more than 30 patents and contributes at the theoretical level as well as the applied level.

Nikki Villanueva
Nikki Villanueva

Ms. Villanueva is a certified Professional in Human Resources with over 15 years’ experience centered around both operational excellence and strategic HR. She has served in several leadership roles with companies in various phases of growth. Her hands-on methodology of leading executive teams to high performance, achieving strategic and operational objectives, as well as driving accountability, has been a mainstay of achievement for her groups and organizations.

She has a passion for people, maintaining the highest level of integrity and utilizing her vast knowledge in corporate strategy, executive leadership and human resources, which has led to her being a critical member on every team she has joined. She is a member of several local and national networks and advisory groups.

David Wilbur, M.D.
David Wilbur, M.D.
Dr. Wilbur is Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. As the Medical Director and  Member of VisionGate’s Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Wilbur serves as the final review on all patient cases. He is an anatomic pathologist practicing at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Michael Meyer
Michael Meyer

As CTO, Mr. Meyer manages efforts among the various technical and clinical groups and provides final technical arbitration. His expertise is in artificial intelligence methods which are used for the development of tests such as the LuCED® test for early lung cancer detection based on the Cell-CT™ platform.

He was previously a research scientist for TriPath Imaging, Inc. (formerly NeoPath), where he supervised a variety of efforts to develop algorithms to detect rarely occurring cervical neoplasms and their precursors on Pap smear slides. Prior to TriPath, he was employed at IBM in Rochester, MN.

Board of Directors

Tom Miller
Tom Miller

Tom is a global healthcare industry leader and visionary CEO. He served as CEO of the Customer Solutions Division of Siemens Healthcare. He also served as CEO of Carl Zeiss, Analogic Corporation, and LightLab Imaging.

Tom is a frequent speaker on healthcare technology and business. He gave the 2013 commencement address to the India Institute of Technology, the keynote addresses to the Chinese Private Hospital Association, the Innovation for Health Conference in Amsterdam, the TiE Leapfrog Conference in Bangalore, and the World Executive Healthcare Forum in Montreal.

Tom Serves on the Board of Atlas 5D and Hummingbird Diagnostics and serves as Chairman of the Board of Ceres Nanosciences. Tom earned his Master of Science degree in Medical Physics from Harvard/MIT.

Margery Perry
Margery Perry

Margery Perry has been an experienced health care advocate for over 30 years focusing primarily in the diabetes field. She has served on several International non-profit boards leading the scientific research efforts.

In addition she has served on the NIH National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases Advisory Committee and the International Stem Cell Forum and was part of the group that set the ethical guidelines for Stem Cell research worldwide.

Margery is an advisor for the University of Massachusetts Diabetes Center and a for-profit stem cell company. She has been an invited speaker at many conferences across the world. Her education was in Philosophy in Europe and Mexico.

Shaun Lonergan
Shaun Lonergan

Shaun has deep experiences in the commercialization of several major research and diagnostic instrument platforms.

He participated in or led the successful sale or public offering of several companies while holding senior management positions at Boehringer Mannheim (Roche), Perceptive Biosystems (Thermo), Third Wave Technologies (Hologic), NimbleGen (Roche), 454 Life Sciences (Roche), Ibis Biosciences (Abbott Molecular), and Seegene. He served as CEO of Nerites Corporation.

Shaun earned his Master of Science degree in microbiology from the University of Rhode Island.

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