Elected Officers:

President | President Elect | Immediate Past President | Secretary | Treasurer

Elected Governors:

Chair | Vice Chair | Past Chair, Ex-Officio | Governors

John Martini | President

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MartiniSan Antonio, TX 78249
Work: 210.861.1971

John is a Senior Medical Illustrator in Visual Communications at Biodynamic Research Corporation (BRC) in San Antonio Texas, a consulting firm specializing in impact biomechanics and injury causation analysis (where physics and anatomy meet) in support of litigation and research. Prior to this he was with the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, and in his own illustration and design business.

He received a BA in Biology from the State University of New York College at Potsdam, and an MS in Medical illustration from the Medical College of Georgia. John is a Board Certified Medical Illustrator and a Fellow of the AMI. He has served 2 terms as Chair of the Board of Governors of the AMI (2003 and 2004), has chaired and served on several committees, and most recently co-chaired the Program Committee for Austin 2017. He has also served on the Board of the Vesalius Trust. John has always been impressed with what an amazing, talented and hard working group of volunteers we have as an organization. He looks forward to being back in that environment and giving back to the organization that has given him so much.

Joanna Haderer Muller | President Elect

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MullerBoston, MA 02115
Work: 617.432.3617

Joanne Muller is Director of Creative Media at HMX Online Learning at Harvard Medical School where she leads a team of biomedical illustrator/animators, designers, and video experts in the creation of unique media-rich online medical education courses. She advocates the value of biomedical visualization professionals and believes that educational materials are stronger when we play an influential role in the conceptualization and development of content.

After graduating from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with a Master’s degree in Medical and Scientific Illustration, Joanne moved to Lisbon, Portugal, where she co-owned and operated Haderer & Muller Biomedical Art, LLC, a medical illustration and anaplastology studio. In 2004, the studio re-located to Boston and continues to serve international and domestic clients in a variety of industries.

Joanne is a Certified Medical Illustrator and a Fellow of the AMI. She has served on multiple AMI committees over the years including Finance, Professional Guidelines, and Sponsorship/Grantwriting, and she was Co-Chair of the Program Committee for the 2018 AMI conference in Newton, MA. Joanne served on the Board of the AMI (2010–2015) including as Chair of the Board (2013–2014). She is honored to return to work with the Board to strengthen this Association on behalf of its membership.



Kathleen Jung | Immediate Past President

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Kathleen Jung Photo 60Pepper Pike, OH 44124
Work: 216.595.9363

Kathleen Jung is the owner and Principal at KIJung Illustration in Cleveland, OH. Her company has produced medical and dental images for print or projection and instructive courtroom illustrations as well as fine art oil and WC paintings.

Kathleen graduated from the University of Illinois Medical Art program in 1971 and received an M.S. in Health Science Communications from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in 1980. She has been employed by Loyola University School of Medicine and Dentistry in Maywood, Illinois and by the Cleveland Clinic as their medical illustrator. In addition, Kathleen taught in the CWRU/Cleveland Institute of Art program, served as an interim chair of the program and most recently as the Course Director for the Forensic Sculpture course at CWRU.

Kathleen became an Active Professional AMI member in 1973, gained Certification (CMI) in 1993, and became a Fellow (FAMI) in 2005. She served on several committees, most notably on the Accreditation committee since 2001. Kathleen chaired the ARC-MI (a committee on Accreditation for CAAHEP and a standing committee for the AMI) since 2003. Additionally she has served two terms on the AMI Board of Governors from1999-2003, and as Director on the CAAHEP Board from 2006-2012. Kathleen is still serving as a non-board Liaison to the Committee on Perfusion.

Joan Tycko | Secretary

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Joan Tycko Photo 60Bethesda, MD
Work: 301.320.6330

Joan Tycko is a Certified Medical Illustrator and Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators.

Prior to receiving her Master of Arts in medical and biological illustration from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she received a Bachelor of Arts in molecular and cellular biology from The Johns Hopkins University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.

She was named the 2004 Inez Demonet Scholar for "outstanding merit and potential in the field of medical illustration" by the Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences. She is currently the owner of two scientific illustration businesses in the Washington, D.C. area.

Jill Gregory | Treasurer

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Jill Gregory PhotoMount Sinai Health System
New York, NY 10029
Work: 347.931.5217

Jill Gregory has been a practicing medical illustrator since graduating from the University of Michigan in 1998, and has spent her entire career in academic medical centers in New York City. She started out as a staff medical illustrator at Beth Israel Medical Center, and is currently the Associate Director of Instructional Technology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In this position, she creates visual materials for academic purposes: journal articles, textbook chapters, and in-classroom and online education. She also teaches classes and workshops in effective data visualization for medical and graduate students. She is especially interested in the intersection of medical illustration and instructional design, and believes that while the medical education field knows about and depends on imagery to teach, there is a vast opportunity for medical illustrators to go beyond image-making into influencing how content is taught.

 

Karen Bucher | Chair of the Board

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Karen Bucher PhotoKaren Bucher is the Manager of Editorial Graphics and Senior Medical Illustrator for the weekly peer-reviewed publication Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the specialty publications of JAMA Network. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Biomedical Visualization (BVIS) graduate program. After earning her BA in studio art from Indiana University, Karen graduated from the Johns Hopkins University’s Art as Applied to Medicine graduate program.

Betsy Weissbrod | Vice Chair of the Board

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Elizabeth “Betsy” Weissbrod is a certified medical illustrator for the Henry Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, at the Val G. Hemming Simulation Center of the Uniformed Services University. There she creates content for military medical education curriculum ranging from 3D animation, traditional illustration, digital 2D artwork, medical moulage, and prototyping simulators.

Betsy received her MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Art as Applied to Medicine in 2010. That same year, she founded Weissbrod Studios. In 2012 she completed her service as a multi-media illustrator in the United States Army Reserves. She currently serves as chair of the Artists’ Rights Committee, is a member of the Professional Guidelines Committee, and has served on several other committees since joining the AMI. In addition to art, she looks for ways to serve those around her through international and local community volunteer opportunities.

Jason Sharpe | Past Chair, Ex-Officio

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Jason SharpeI’ve enjoyed membership in the AMI since 2002 when I was BMC student at the University of Toronto. The sense of community and support I felt at those first AMI meetings helped confirm the choice I’d made to enter this unique line of work. In the years since, I’ve seen the Association and the profession evolve, adapting to changes in the industries in which we work and to technologies we use. As co-founder and President of AXS Studio, I get to experience the creative, technical and business challenges of biomedical communications up close on a daily basis. I joined the Board of Governors to add my voice and experience to help the AMI adapt to changing conditions, meet its challenges and continually improve its service to members. I’m proud to be an AMI member and to serve on the Board.

Craig Foster | Governor

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Craig FosterCraig Foster, MSMI, CMI, is an experienced medical illustrator and animator who has produced award-winning visuals for Time Life Medical, major pharmaceutical corporations, medical device manufacturers and biotechnology companies. He has been a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators since 1991 and is a Certified Medical Illustrator. Craig has a fine arts degree from the University of Michigan and a graduate degree in medical illustration from the Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University).

In addition to maintaining his medical visualization company, Craig is also a visiting professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he teaches courses in Surgical Illustration, Scientific Animation, and Interactive Media.

Nobles Green II | Governor

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Nobles Green PhotoNobles Green II is the Library Animation Director for Nucleus Medical Media. He helps coordinate the production and quality assurance of the Nucleus Animation Library (NAL), a licensable collection of patient friendly animations that cover a multitude of medical conditions and procedures. In addition, he creates animations for a variety of healthcare advertising markets, including pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device.

Prior to joining Nucleus, Nobles earned his Masters of Science degree at Augusta University in 2005 and a Bachelors of Art at Oglethorpe University in 2003. He lives in Canton, GA with his wife and two sons.

Hoc Kho | Governor

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Hoc Kho PhotoHoc recently celebrated his 19th work anniversary at Nucleus Medical Media, Inc., a medical visualization company based in the metro Atlanta area. He has a dual role in his current position. As the Custom Animation Director, he works with the sales department to consult prospective clients about their audiovisual needs and pitch Nucleus’ talents and capabilities. He is also involved in all aspects of production as a Senior Medical animator, including client interface, storyboard development, 3D modeling, animation, and final compositing. He has produced animations for research institutions, hospitals, medical device, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies around the world.

Prior to medical animation, Hoc created book illustrations, poster designs and hundreds of custom trial exhibits at Medical Legal Art. He also worked as a graphic specialist at the Division of Immunology and Organ Transplantation at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Hoc is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine program. He is currently on the Vesalius Trust Scholarship Committee and is looking forward to learning and contributing to the AMI as a member of the Board of Governors.

 

Michael Konomos | Governor

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Weissbrod PhotoMichael Konomos is Lead Medical Illustrator at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. In addition to serving on the Board of Governors he also works with the Diversity Committee. Michael has a particular interest in advocating for diversity, equality, and justice inside and outside the profession and is always ready to listen and serve as an advocate.

Michael is a generalist who relishes variety, pursuing a broad understanding of many digital tools and scientific disciplines in order to match the best solution to the problem at hand. He has extensive experience in patient eduction and medical education. As leader of the Visual Medical Education team, Michael enjoys 'conducting the orchestra' as much as playing any individual instrument. He has a particular passion for using medical illustration as a tool to improve measurable outcomes.

Michael completed his BFA in Scientific Illustration at the University of Georgia and his MS in Medical Illustration in Augusta, GA. He previously worked for Augusta University Cardiology Division and Emory Department of Surgery.

 

 

Marcelo Oliver | Governor

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Marcelo Oliver Marcelo Oliver is President and Co-owner of Body Scientific International, LLC., a company that specializes in medical illustration, design, and services for students and healthcare professionals to excel in their medical education. Marcelo received his Master of Fine Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration from the University of Michigan in 1992. Upon graduating he was hired at Anatomical Chart Company where he illustrated many pharmaceutical patient education programs and later became creative director. In the early 2000’s Marcelo worked as marketing director for Heartsine Technologies, before starting Body Scientific in 2005. The creative team at Body Scientific has illustrated thousands of anatomy and surgical images for textbooks and also pursues international business opportunities in Asia, the Gulf Region and South America. Marcelo currently serves a member of the Advisory Committee at UIC Biomedical Visualization Program and is looking forward to serving on the AMI Board of Governors.