Ryan Shelton, Ph.D.

Ryan is a passionate problem solver and competent, experienced leader. He is an engineer by training who fell in love with entrepreneurship while at the University of Illinois.

Ryan Shelton, Ph.D.

CEO & Co-founder
Stephen Boppart, M.D., Ph.D.

Steve is a professor, physician-engineer, and serial entrepreneur. He has dedicated his career to creating innovative optical imaging systems for biological discovery and medical applications.

Stephen Boppart, M.D., Ph.D.

CMO & Co-founder
Ryan Nolan, M.Eng., CCRP

Ryan is a biomedical engineer with years of experience working alongside physicians, listening to their needs and problems, and collaboratively developing innovative solutions.

Ryan Nolan, M.Eng., CCRP

VP of Clinical Operations & Co-founder
Angela McFarland

Angela has extensive experience as a Finance executive with over 15 years of experience as a CFO, of which 10 years were in the biotechnology industry.

Angela McFarland

Chief Financial Officer
Nishant Mohan

Nishant brings significant experience developing optical imaging technologies for medical applications, as well as deep expertise in AI and machine learning for image analysis

Nishant Mohan

Chief Technology and Product Officer
Jeff Hydar

Jeff Hydar is an award winning strategic commercial executive that has run successful teams with Johnson & Johnson, Lifecell (Acelity), and Medline. He brings over twenty-five years of pharmaceutical and medical device sales experience to PhotoniCare.

Jeff Hydar

Chief Commercial Officer
Heather Hawkes Howard

Heather is a medical device engineer with experience in product development and design controls. Her last project used liquid nitrogen to freeze cancer in the elderly. Now, she’s excited to help people on the other end of the age spectrum (this time using lasers).

Heather Hawkes Howard

Director of Manufacturing
Nate Wetter

Engineer. Medical Doctor. Private Pilot - Thirsty for exploration; yearning for innovation.

Nate Wetter

Biomedical Engineer
Faith Cagle

Faith brings over 20 years of experience in Office Management and Accounting. She assists in the development and implementation of various tasks to ensure the smooth operation of the office and efficient handling of administrative tasks. Faith is also responsible for accounts payable, receivables, billing, and purchasing.

Faith Cagle

Office Administrator
Vince Valdez

Vince has over nine years in the spectrometry industry. He has worked in a manufacturing setting, building various types of instruments that incorporate OCT while supporting engineering teams in design and manufacturability of OCT systems.

Vince Valdez

Systems Engineer