Our Company

We are Advanced Brain Monitoring, and over the past 20 years, our team has challenged conventional thinking by developing innovative medical devices that provide a superior patient experience, lower healthcare costs, and improved quality of care. Among our achievements:

Our medical devices have been used on over
1.5 million patients world-wide
We have been awarded over 40 research grants totaling
over $37mm
Our clinical studies have resulted in
over 100 scientific publications

Our research investigations, which have included over 5,000 participants and funded in large part by the National Institute of Health, Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and other government agencies, have resulted in over 30 important scientific finding.

Meet Our Team

Chris Berka

CEO

Chris Berka, CEO and Co-Founder of Advanced Brain Monitoring has over 30 years of experience managing clinical research and developing and commercializing new technologies. She is co-inventor of more than 20 patented and PI or Co-Investigator for grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health, DARPA, ONR, OSD and NSF that provided more than $37 million of research funds to ABM. As CEO of ABM, she leads the research team in projects designed to advance the design, implementation and validation of novel EEG-based approaches for assessment of neural activity during sleep and waking. Novel empirically and theoretically derived algorithms are featured in her publications on assessing cognition in healthy participants in laboratory and real-world environments and in patients with sleep, psychiatric and neurological diseases.  She is an experienced neuroscientist with over 100 publications on the analysis of the EEG correlates of cognition in healthy subjects and patients with sleep and neurological disorders, received her B.A. with distinction in Psychology/Biology at Ohio State University and completed graduate studies in Neuroscience at UCSD.

Daniel Levendowski

President

Dan Levendowski is a Co-Founder and the President of Advanced Brain Monitoring.  He has over 30 years of experience commercializing new technologies. He is co-inventor of 22 patented and 5patent-pending technologies.  He served as principal investigator for grants awarded by the National Institutes of Health, that totaled more than $8 million of research funds to ABM. Early in his career, he has served asa Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded company. Dan earned a B.S. from University of the Pacific and a MBA from the Andersen School at UCLA.

Philip Westbrook

CMO

Dr. Philip Westbrook joinedAdvanced Brain Monitoring as its Chief Medical Officer in 2001. Dr. Westbrook is the recipient of the 2009 NationalSleep Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award and was acknowledged by the AmericanSleep Disorders Association with its Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Westbrook was editor-in-chief of the Sleep Medicine Review and an editor for the scientific journal SLEEP. He is an emeritus faculty member of the Mayo MedicalSchool and the UCLA School of Medicine.

Gina McNamara

VP Finance

As VP of Finance, Gina McNamara works closely with staff and the executive team to provide focus, support and analysis to optimize ABM’s business performance. With special expertise in process improvement, lean methodologies, financial modeling and relationship building, she has deployed her broad spectrum of finance and leadership skills for a variety of companies from innovative startups and regional service businesses to global technology leaders. A long-time Californian, Gina holds a B.S. in Business Administration-Finance from San Diego State University.

Gene Davis

VP of Manufacturing

Mr. Davis joined the ABM team in 1999 and his expertise has grown with the company in his roles across the design, development and launch of nearly a dozen medical devices. He has been a key contributor to multiple peer-reviewed publications appearing in international accredited journals with multiple patents awarded.

Gene supervises the approval, and compliance of several active medical devices across international regulatory agencies while delivering end-user ready technologies throughout the world.

Lisa Lamppert

Director of Product Development

Lisa Lamppert is the Director of Product Development.  Lisa has more than 15 years of project management experience, and 26 years of leadership development.  She has an MBA with a concentration in Management.  Lisa's passion is to help others excel at their passion.

Shani Waninger

Director of Clinical Development

Shani has over 20 years’ experience in drug development with expertise in all aspects of infectious disease, oncology and neurology therapeutic development. Shani received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Johns Hopkins University and postdoctoral training at UCLA. Through multiple roles and publications, she established a track record for building collaborative relationships with sponsors, clinical research sites, academic investigators, clinicians and KOLs. She now plays a key role in implementation of EEG biomarkers in neurodegenerative and psychiatric clinical trials.

Amir Meghdadi

Director of Research

Amir received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba, Canada and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at the UCSB. Amir and his team at ABM work on multiple grants and research projects developing EEG-based biomarkers associated with central nervous system disorders such as neurodegenerative diseases or mood disorders. With a background in signal processing and human computer interaction, Amir is passionate about using quantitative neurophysiological and behavioral measures to study human brain.

Amy Matthews

Director of Product Development

Amy Matthews is ABM’s Director of Product Development. She manages Sleep & Respiratory product development projects and the Client Support group. Amy is committed to improving sleep by continuously improving ABM’s sleep devices and support services. Amy has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Away from work, Amy loves exploring San Diego’s deserts, mountains, and beaches and values the great sleep she gets every night!

Dave McIntosh

IT Manager

With over 30 years of IT and Operations experience, Dave McIntosh has worked in Quality, Service and Manufacturing as well as IT management for organizations from startups to Fortune 500 companies. With this diverse background he has focused on common themes of improving services for internal and external clients, optimizing costs and enhancing communications. McIntosh has certifications in ISO9000 Quality Project Implementation and Auditing, Network and Internet Security, and Advanced Telecommunications Administration.


Eric Trautt

Director of U.S. Clinical Sales

Eric Trautt joined ABM in 2013 and has played an integral role in developing and expanding the clinical adoption of ABM's novel sleep medicine diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. He has directly assisted hundreds of clinical practitioners, research groups, and patients in the use of our products for better quality sleep. Eric holds a BS degree in Business Administration from CSU San Marcos. As a lifelong resident of California, Eric is an avid fisherman, outdoorsman, and family man who knows the benefits of positional sleep therapy firsthand.

Aaron Petersen

Director of Strategic Business Development

Aaron Petersen has over 17 years of experience creating, developing and leading high-performing sales teams in the home medical healthcare industry. As the national accounts director for managed care, he oversaw $150 mm in annual revenue associated with Humana, United Healthcare, Aetna, Tricare (Humana Military and Healthnet Federal), Carecentrix, Centene/Wellcare and others. He previously served as a regional manager, an area manager and a location manager while advancing through his career.  Aaron earned a Business Administration and Industrial Relations degree for Idaho State University.

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