MEET OUR TEAM
J. Michael Carmena
Mike was elected to Sanara’s Board of Directors as Vice Chairman in May 2019. Mike joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer in December 2016 and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in February 2018. Prior to joining Sanara, Mike served as Sr. Director, Business and Sales Operations of Smith and Nephew plc’s Biotherapeutics Division, (previously Healthpoint Biotherapeutics). Mike began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co., followed by senior level positions in oil and gas exploration and production, ranching, and financial asset management. At Healthpoint, he was instrumental in developing the business from a private start-up to closing the $782MM acquisition by Smith & Nephew. Mike has a BBA in Accounting from Texas Christian University.
President, Surgical Division
Zach was appointed to the position of President, Surgical Division in May 2019. Zach joined the Company as Vice President of Sales in November 2017 and was promoted to Vice President, Surgical in September 2018. Zach successfully led the surgical sales organization to growth of approximately forty-percent in 2018 and remains responsible for the management of the expansion of the surgical sales force. Zach has spent over thirteen years in the medical industry with Healthpoint Biotherapeutics, Smith & Nephew and Sanara MedTech. Zach earned a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University.
President, Wound Care Division
Shawn was appointed to the position of President, Wound Care Division in May 2019 and will lead the strategic expansion of wound care. Shawn previously served as the Company’s Vice President and General Manager, Wound Care since September 2018. He is a well-respected leader in chronic wound care with eighteen years of key experience in the medical device, biologics and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to joining Sanara MedTech, Shawnbuilt two successful teams as Senior Vice President of Wellsense, and as a National Sales Director for Smith & Nephew’s Advanced Wound Management Division. Shawn earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Connecticut.
Chief Financial Officer
Mike has over 20 years of experience in the medical industry in senior financial leadership positions, most recently as Controller for Smith and Nephew’s U.S. Advanced Wound Management Division and played a key role in its acquisition of Healthpoint Biotherapeutics. Prior to Healthpoint, he held finance and internal audit positions with Burlington Resources, Snyder Oil Corporation, and Union Pacific Corporation. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska and is a Texas certified public accountant.
Senior Director, Marketing
Tricia has over 18 years of experience as a healthcare sales and marketing leader with companies such as Healthpoint, Smith & Nephew, and DaVita Rx. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a consistent history of award-winning results in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Her experience in sales, sales management, marketing, tactical execution and commercial strategy have resulted in a record of top performance. Tricia received a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Director, Strategic Accounts
Jay is an experienced medical industry executive with over 30 years in the medical field in leadership positions including customer-facing sales and account management with companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Bristol Myers Squibb and most recently Abbott Laboratories. His health care knowledge, experience and extensive industry contacts will expand the availability of our products to more hospitals, clinicians and patients. Jay received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Villanova University.
Director, Customer & Sales Services
Carla has over 20 years of customer-focused experience in the medical industry with Healthpoint Biotherapeutics and Smith & Nephew’s Advanced Wound Management Divisions. With her contagious, positive attitude, she built and led teams through company integrations, system upgrades, and numerous product launches. Carla has an award-winning record for excellence in supporting Sales, Marketing, and Distribution, ensuring that internal and external customer needs are fulfilled. Carla attended Rose State College majoring in Business Administration.
Clinical Director, Wound Care and Surgical Repair
Susan has 30+ years of clinical experience across the continuum of care. Her experience includes direct patient care in critical care and wound care. She has demonstrated clinical and sales leadership roles with wound management organizations such as Healogics, and industry experience with companies such as HealthPoint. Her broad experience from bedside to innovation and industry has provided a unique perspective that she has shared as a consultant and educator. She has been actively involved with the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Society and has many years of service on the board of directors for the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, and the American Board of Wound Management of which she also served as President. She is currently vice-chair for the American Board of Wound Management Foundation.
Hye-Ok has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience in the healthcare sector, most recently as Sr. Manager of Financial Reporting for Smith & Nephew’s Advanced Wound Management Division. With an eye for detail, she has a proven history of identifying workflow deficiencies and developing effective procedures that increase productivity and enhance internal controls. She also utilizes her analytical skills to present financial and non-financial data in a meaningful manner in order to support other areas of the business in their decision-making. She has worked for familiar local employers including Baylor Health Care System and Texas Health Resources. Hye-Ok started her career as an auditor with Arthur Anderson LLP after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and Master of Professional Accountancy from the University of Texas at Arlington. Hye-Ok is a Texas Certified Public Accountant.
Director, Investor Relations
Callon joined Sanara MedTech, Inc. in August 2019 as the Director of Investor Relations. Callon spent two years at Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. as an Associate working on buy and sell-side opportunities. Prior to TPH, he served as the special assistant to the President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas for two years and spent five years in the Marine Corps as a Communications Officer and Foreign Area Officer. Callon earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Callon is also a principal of the Catalyst Group, Inc., an affiliated entity of Sanara MedTech, Inc