MTEC is a public-private partnership that is authorized to serve by the Department of Defense to promote the development and delivery of innovative medical technologies to improve the health and safety of military personnel, veterans, and civilians.

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Learn more in the 2023 Annual Report

Who We Are

The Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium is a 501(c)(3) biomedical technology consortium that is internationally-dispersed, collaborating with multiple government agencies under a 10-year renewable Other Transaction Agreement with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command. The consortium focuses on the development of medical solutions that protect, treat, and optimize the health and performance of U.S. military personnel and civilians.

From the Chair

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      Ellen Embrey, MTEC Chair

In my inaugural year as Chair of the MTEC Board, I am both honored to serve and impressed by my fellow MTEC Board members, MTEC leadership and the MTEC community. 2022 proved to be yet another growth year for the organization. We achieved a membership milestone by exceeding 600 members. We have distributed over $700M in funding since inception. We have deepened relations with all member stakeholder sets – sponsors, collaborators, industry, academic institutions, foundations and investors. We are actively building out our investor network in order to address member gap funding needs. We are collaborating with federal health agencies and enhancing relations with the Defense Health Agency (DHA) as the US Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) consolidates defense health R&D investments and service.

2022 presented new opportunities for MTEC leadership, including sponsorship of military medical fellowships in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF), the Milken Institute Health Summit, the American Brain Coalition, and the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, to name a few. These efforts have been years in the making. MTEC’s dedication to serving you, sponsors, members and stakeholders, is the foundation on which these opportunities are built.

Special thanks to our professional staff who continue to be high performing, especially with communications and outreach to all of you. We hosted a record number of webinars, events, scouting and pitch competitions. Our team is building commercialization services, subject matter expert networks through our M-Corps Partners, and a growing portfolio of projects selected for funding by our sponsors.

We look forward to growing and learning with you in 2023 to keep our military medical enterprise healthier and stronger than ever.


Ellen Embrey

MTEC Chair

MTEC Leadership

MTEC Board of Directors

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Ellen Embrey


Christopher Hlubb

Small Business Representative

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Dr. Pierre Noel

Academia/ Not-for-Profit Board Representative

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Dr. Andrew Omidvar, MBA

Large Business Representative

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Dr. Ron Poropatich

At Large Board Representative

Amy Salzhauer McMarlin

Amy Salzhauer

At Large Board Representative

Peter Soderberg

Peter H. Soderberg

At Large Board Representative

Dr. Ross Donaldson

At Large Board Representative

Michael Brown

At Large Board Representative

Mike Black

At Large Board Representative

James Cummings

At Large Board Representative

MTEC Leadership

Dr. Shawn J. Green


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Julia Martin

Chief Financial Officer

Jill Sorensen

Jill Sorensen

Chief Development Officer

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Kathy Zolman

Chief of Consortium Operations

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Dr. Lauren Palestrini

Chief Science Officer

Chris Steele

Chief of Strategy

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Rebecca Harmon

Chief Contracting & Compliance Officer

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Dr. Susan Raymond

Director of Strategic Funding

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Richard Satcher

Director of Commercialization

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Bill Evans


MTEC Advisors

William Howell

President Emeritus

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Dave Hood

MTEC Senior Advisor

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Dr. Stuart Tyner

MTEC Senior Advisor

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Donna Boston

MTEC Senior Advisor

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George V Ludwig

MTEC Senior Advisor


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Kate Golden

Foundation Relations

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Dr. Chuck Hutti

Biomedical Research Associate

Dr. Seth Tomblyn

Research Project Analyst

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Evan Kellinger

Program Manager

John Steblein

Sr. Project Manager

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Brandi Abbott

Project Manager

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Madison Bell

Communications & Marketing Manager

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Elizabeth Barton

Executive Assistant

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Kim Edelman

Program Administrator

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Victoria Dux

Senior Program Assistant

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Taylor Hummell

Contracts Manager II

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Mary Kate Knudsen

Contracts Administrator

Charlotte Getsey

Sr. Subcontracts Administrator

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Sarah Teuscher

Subcontracts Administrator II

Brittany Nunnally

Subcontracts Administrator II

Kasandra Kloc

Subcontracts Administrator

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Heather Benson

Sr. Accounting Manager

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Jena Garrett

Sr. Financial Analyst

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Paul Maschek

Entity Financial Analyst