Jerrold M. Shapiro, PhD
Bioengineer, Co-founder, President
Dr. Shapiro was the first person at Boston University with an earned doctorate in Bioengineering, cofounder of their Department of Biomedical Engineering, Principal Investigator on many NIH grants, Director of two laboratories in glaucoma and ocular physiology and held the positions of Research Scientist, and Associate Professor of Surgery, Medicine, Ophthalmology and Biomedical Engineering. He was Ophthalmology Program Manager, Director of Engineering, Director of Operations, Chief Operating Officer, CEO, and President of medical device companies. Through MIT, he mentors medical device companies in Portugal, helping them turn ideas into products and companies. Jerry is co-inventor of an effective treatment for a debilitating medical condition affecting about 500 million women worldwide and leader of the startup medical device company bringing it to market.
Cheri Grantham, MA
Co-founder, Vice President
Ms. Grantham, MA, is currently the founder of Freedom Therapeutics in Willis, TX, where she treats women with pelvic and bladder disorders. She offers women alternative treatment options for incontinence using biofeedback (Pelvic Floor Therapy) the Evadri System™, FemiScan™ and cystometrics/urodynamics with The Lumax Pro™. Cheri also performs interstitial cystitis testing/rescue therapy using catheters. Her career spans over 20 years as a bladder health specialist and medical assistant who works with gynecologists who treat female incontinence.
In 2010, Cheri co-founded Floelle, Inc. with Jerrold M. Shapiro, PhD, a bioengineer by training, and became Vice President. Together they developed a revolutionary new medical device that frees women from using traditional cotton sanitary products. She has been credited for bringing in upwards of $301,000 in seed capital.
Judy Isaacson, MS
Chief Marketing Officer
Ms. Isaacson brings over 30 years of global experience in medical marketing, communications, investor and public relations. Her specialty is working with small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), and startups, increasing overall brand awareness and market share. She is skilled in both internal and external communications with a combined focus on inbound- and outbound marketing. Her experience covers cardiology, gynecology, oncology, radiology, orthopedics, biomaterials, capital equipment, disposable labware, medical software, and continuing medical education.
Peter Fuchs, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Fuchs has held senior global financial positions with Smith & Nephew for nearly eight years where he had among other roles financial oversight of 21 overseas subsidiaries; Conagra; Gateway and Swatch group in Hong Kong where he helped successfully launch the company in China. He began his career with Price Waterhouse here in Boston and is a CPA. Mr. Fuchs has demonstrated expertise in turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and general management in fast, growing entrepreneurial environments. He graduated from the Phillips Exeter Academy, holds a BS in Economics from Lehigh University and an MBA from the Anderson school at UCLA.