The NeuroOne Team
Our culture values the highest quality work, methodical research, and lasting collaboration with opinion leading experts in our field. We built an experienced management team, world-class board of directors, and assembled impressive scientific and artificial intelligence advisory boards. Read about them below.
President / CEO
Mr. Rosa is the President and CEO of NeuroOne and also serves on the board of directors. He is an entrepreneur with three decades of experience in the medical device industry spanning a variety of technologies and products. In addition to CEO roles with early stage medical device companies, Mr. Rosa’s background also includes senior roles with C.R. Bard Inc., Boston Scientific Inc., and St. Jude Medical, where his responsibilities included marketing, product development and business development. He has been named as an inventor on multiple medical device patents, serves on seven corporate boards, and has raised $200M in the capital markets. Mr. Rosa holds an MBA from Duquesne University, and a BS in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University.
VP of Market Development
In excess of 15 years of executive sales, sales management, marketing, and project management experience with development stage companies. Prior to NeuroOne, Mr. Christianson held the positions of North American Sales Manager for Cortec Corporation, a manufacturer of specialty chemical products, and Regional Sales Manager for PMT Corporation, a leading manufacturer of products for neurosurgery, orthopedics and plastic surgery. He holds an accounting degree from Augsburg College.
Chief Technology Officer
Prior to joining NeuroOne, Mertens was Sr. Vice President of R&D and Operations at Nuvaira, a privately held lung denervation company developing minimally invasive products for obstructive lung diseases. Before that, Mertens was a Senior Vice President of Research and Development for Boston Scientific, where he guided a wide range of technologies through product development for the cardiology, electrophysiology, and peripheral vascular markets.
Mertens began his medical device career working in engineering, quality control, and manufacturing roles at SciMed Life Sciences. Mertens holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.
Sr. Director of Marketing
Mrs. Noaeill comes to NeuroOne with fifteen years in medical device marketing in a connected healthcare environment. Most recently, she worked for Smiths Medical leading the Infusion Software marketing and application support teams. Prior to Smiths Medical, Mrs. Noaeill worked for Hillrom, managing their Respiratory Care device portfolio. She led the development and launch of the company’s first mobile airway clearance vest, encompassing product definition, key opinion leader engagement, clinical claims, sales initiatives, and marketing. Prior to Hillrom, Mrs. Noaeill worked for Medtronic where she led marketing efforts for their Connected Care portfolio and implantable cardiac devices.
Mrs. Noaeill holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.
Director of Electrode Development
Dr. Camilo Diaz-Botia is a highly experienced neural engineer whose work has focused on the development of technologies for bidirectional communication with the nervous system. He has authored and co-authored multiple peer reviewed scientific articles published in journals including Journal of Neural Engineering, Neuron and Lab-on-a-Chip.
Most recently, Dr. Diaz-Botia worked for Neuralink where he led and mentored the process engineering team to deliver projects with unique microfabrication processes. Under his direction, the team built and designed novel processes for integration of thin film neural probes with brain machine interface systems.
Dr. Diaz-Botia earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the joint program at the University of California Berkeley and the University of California San Francisco. During his graduate studies, he conducted research on microfabricated thin film neural interfaces for chronic implants developing electrocorticography arrays with silicon carbide, a material suitable for long-term performance in harsh environments, and electrode arrays for minimally invasive subcortical recordings.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President and CEO
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
Greg Worrell MD, PhD
Jamie Van Gompel MD
Gregory J Esper
R Jacob Vogelstein
Ayem M Salem
Douglas J Weber