CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Pat Altavilla joined Suneva Medical in October 2016 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing after a distinguished 30-year career in the aesthetics and medical fields. Early in her career Altavilla served as vice president of international sales and worldwide marketing for Mentor Corporation, where for nearly 20 years she helped the company grow sales tenfold, launch new products, and enhance its global market presence and sales training. Altavilla then worked as vice president of sales, marketing and operations officer at The Plastic Surgery Company, and co-founded and ran Spa Medicu/Medicus Skin Enhancement for several years, before returning to a corporate executive position with BioForm Medical. Altavilla served most notably as vice president of global marketing where she was instrumental in restructuring marketing, growing sales, creating a practice development program and raising the company’s overall visibility in the marketplace. Most recently, Altavilla worked for medical technology company ZELTIQ® Aesthetics Inc. where she served in numerous leadership roles. Altavilla was instrumental in developing the brand’s global marketing organization as well as growing physician loyalty, enhancing practice development, launching innovative products, and increasing the company’s presence.
BRIAN K. PILCHER, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Brian K. Pilcher brings over 20 years of experience in Dermatology and Aesthetics to Suneva Medical as they stake out a leadership position in the burgeoning Regenerative Aesthetics market. Most recently, Dr. Pilcher has played a leadership role in transforming the company from a single dermal filler product company to one now offering 8 brands that use the patient’s own biological responses to deliver anti-aging solutions via structure, lift, volume and skin regeneration. Dr. Pilcher has also served as Vice President of Medical Affairs for Merz North America, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Clinical Education for BioForm Medical, and Director of Research and Development for Cutanix Corporation. In each of these roles, Dr. Pilcher has leveraged his unique combination of scientific and commercial expertise to direct and implement innovative and effective communications platforms and lead medical affairs teams in developing strong relationships with both physician thought leaders and the broader medical community. He has also developed and implemented novel educational initiatives to ensure safe & effective uses of drugs and medical devices, leading a team of 40 nurse and physician assistant educators whose goal is to ensure optimal clinical results while focusing on the highest standards of patient safety and satisfaction. Prior to entering industry, Dr. Pilcher earned his PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, completed post graduate training in Dermatology at Washington University in St. Louis, and was an Assistant Professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the Department of Cell Biology where his research focus was on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of wound repair.
VP of Marketing and International Business Development
Andy Vutam joined Suneva Medical, Inc. in 2017. He has over 15 years of experience marketing consumer healthcare and lifestyle brands for major global companies like Johnson and Johnson and small start-ups. Andy’s first role in the aesthetics industry was with BioForm Medical, Inc. that was later acquired by Merz Aesthetics. While at Merz Aesthetics, he became the Global Marketing Director for RADIESSE and BELOTERO dermal filler. He also led the digital marketing efforts for the entire aesthetic portfolio. Andy later took a role with ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. as the Director of International Marketing where he led the launch and expansion of CoolSculpting into the EMEA, APAC and LATAM regions. Today he is the VP of Marketing and International Business Development for Suneva Medical, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Vice President of Regulatory, Quality Affairs and Compliance
Pam Misajon joined Suneva in February 2017 and serves as our Vice President of Regulatory, Quality Affairs and Compliance. Ms. Misajon has over 25 years’ experience in both established and start-up medical device companies’ in the areas of regulatory, quality and clinical affairs. Her experience includes gaining U.S. and worldwide product approvals, developing compliant quality systems, and overseeing the execution of clinical studies. Prior to joining Suneva Medical, Ms. Misajon was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Neomend, Inc. (acquired by CR BARD in 2012) which specialized in Class III surgical sealants. Ms. Misajon has held executive positions with Ellipse Technologies, Pegasus Biologics, and Intraluminal Therapeutics.
Area Vice President, Sales
Melony Farrar joined Suneva Medical in August 2018 and brings 23 years of sales and management experience in areas such as Medical Device, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Beauty, International Cosmeceuticals and Finance.
While at Suneva, Melony leads with a strategic vision in alignment with the organization’s short and long-term objectives. Currently managing six talented Sales Directors across the US/Canada with a field sales team of 7-8 regional business managers.
Melony holds a Bachelor Science from Western Michigan University and a two year post graduate certificate in Sales & Executive Business Management from Nova Southeastern University.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael brings more than 25 years of experience managing corporate finance in both privately held and publicly traded companies, and has deep experience with skin care companies.
Prior to joining Suneva, Brower was a co-founder and Director of Vivatia Skin Care. He also previously held the role of Chief Financial Advisor at Soyka Health, Kemper Snowboards and 33 Threads, where he led capital and debt financing, financial planning and analysis, as well as treasury and cash management. He also served as Chief Financial & Operations Officer at MDRejuena.
Michael earned his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of San Diego and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Chico. Michael is a Certified Public Accountant (in-active).