Board of Directors
Dr. Gozani founded NeuroMetrix, Inc. in 1996 as a spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and as President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Gozani has led the Company from a venture capital backed start-up, through an initial public offering on Nasdaq, through development of a successful diagnostics business, and presently into the wearable technology sector. Over 4 million patients have benefited from the Company’s technology over the past 20 years.
Dr. Gozani is an expert in non-invasive neurostimulation. He received his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology. Dr. Gozani earned his Ph.D. in Neurobiology, M.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and B.A. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Following his studies, Dr. Gozani conducted post-doctoral research at Harvard Medical School and MIT. He holds over 50 U.S. and international patents and has authored over 30 articles in scientific and clinical peer-reviewed journals.Chairman of the Board
Since September 2008, Dr. Goodman has served as Executive Vice President of Business Development for Masimo Corporation, a manufacturer of non-invasive patient monitors. From 2006 to 2008, Dr. Goodman served as an independent consultant providing product design, regulatory and analytical consulting services to medical device and biopharmaceutical companies and also served in this capacity from 2003 to 2004 and from 2001 to 2002. From 2005 to 2006, Dr. Goodman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BaroSense, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing minimally invasive devices for the long-term treatment of obesity. From 2004 to 2005, Dr. Goodman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Interventional Therapeutic Solutions, Inc., an implantable drug delivery systems company. From 2002 to 2003, Dr. Goodman served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pherin Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical discovery and development company. From 1994 to 2001, Dr. Goodman held various positions, including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer and director, for LifeMasters Supported SelfCare, Inc., a disease management services company that Dr. Goodman founded.
Dr. Goodman holds a B.A.S. in applied science and bioengineering and a M.S.E. in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He also received an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-M.I.T. Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
Nancy E. Katz is a marketing innovator focused on diabetes care and with over twenty years of experience in the healthcare industry.
Since May 2011, Ms. Katz has served as Vice President, Consumer Marketing and Market Development at Medtronic, Inc., a medical technology company. From July 2005 to July 2010, Ms. Katz was Senior Vice President, Bayer Diabetes Care—North America. Prior to this position, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Calypte Biomedical Corporation, a manufacturer of HIV diagnostics, President of Zila Pharmaceutical, Inc, a manufacturer of oral care products, and held senior marketing positions with the Lifescan division of Johnson & Johnson (blood glucose diabetes products), Schering-Plough Healthcare Products, and with American Home Products. She has previously served on the Boards of Directors of Neoprobe Corporation (AMEX: NEOP), Calypte Biomedical Corporation, LXN Corporation and Pepgen Corporation.
She received a B.S. in Business from the University of South Florida.
David Van Avermaete has over 30 years of experience in medical devices, including 22 years in the diabetes field, with specific expertise in consumer healthcare marketing and sales, including retail/pharmacy distribution, large scale customer service, physician recommendations and hospital-based marketing.
He is a former US president of the LifeScan division of Johnson & Johnson who, during his 13 year tenure, grew annual sales from under $100 million to over $1.0B developing the business into one of J&J's most successful and profitable consumer/professional healthcare divisions. More recently, he was the founder and CEO of VeraLight, a medical device company established in 2004 to focus on non-invasive screening for type 2 diabetes, and recently sold to Miraculins, Inc. Mr. Van Avermaete has also held leadership positions in sales and marketing with several device companies including Biotope, Roche Diagnostics, and Syntex Medical Diagnostics.
Mr. Van Avermaete holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Microbiology from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Science Degree in medical technology and chemistry from Ball State University.
Mr. Fluegel has a broad commercial and advisory background with concentrated industry experience in healthcare and medical technology. He has held numerous leadership roles over the past 25+ years, primarily in healthcare strategy and business development. Most recently, Mr. Fluegel was Senior Vice President, Chief Healthcare Commercial Market Development Officer for Walgreens Co. In this role he was responsible for leading all commercial healthcare activities, including sales and contracting, biopharma relationships, retail clinics, clinical affairs, new service development and market planning. Prior to this role, he served as Walgreens’ Chief Strategy and Business Development officer. Mr. Fluegel is a senior advisor to Walgreens.
Previously, Mr. Fluegel was executive in residence at Health Evolution Partners. Earlier in his career, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and External Affairs Officer at Wellpoint (now Elevance Health), Senior Vice President of National Accounts and Vice President, Enterprise Strategy at Aetna, CEO for Reden & Anders (Optum Consulting) and principal at Tillinghast-Towers Perrin, a clinical, actuarial and management consulting practice serving the health care industry.
Mr. Fluegel currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Performant Financial Corporation, Premera Blue Cross, AdhereHealth and the Metropolitan Jewish Health System in New York City. Mr. Fluegel was also on the Boards of Fitbit and Itamar Medical, both Nasdaq traded companies, until they were recently acquired.
Mr. Fluegel earned a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington. He is a lecturer in the Health Care Management Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.