Elected Officers

President

Todd Buck | Lombard, IL

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Todd Buck graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a master’s degree in Biomedical Visualization in 1990. That same year he founded Todd Buck Illustration LLC where he has since been creating illustrations for national and international publication in medical journals, pharmaceutical and biotech advertising, surgical atlases, college textbooks, patient education materials, and healthcare websites.

Todd is also a Professor of Illustration in the School of Art and Design at Northern Illinois University where he teaches courses in beginning through advanced illustration, scientific illustration, traditional and digital media including introduction to 3D modeling, and best business practices.

Todd is a Certified Medical Illustrator and a Fellow of the AMI. He has served on multiple AMI committees over the years including Chair of the 2019 AMI Conference in Milwaukee, WI, and Board of Governors (2009-2013).

President-Elect

Nobles Green II

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Nobles Green II

Nobles is an experienced medical animator and Illustrator who has led as the 3D Production Manager at Elara Systems and as Senior Animator at Nucleus Medical Media.  He has contributed to a variety of award-winning biotech, pharma, and patient education projects.  Nobles earned his Master of Science in Medical Illustration at the Medical College of Georgia and has an Bachelor of Arts at Oglethorpe University. Dedicated to this unique profession as an AMI Fellow, he has served on the Board of Governors, Ethics Committee, and helped establish and lead its Diversity Committee, which strives to increase diverse and inclusive representation within AMI's membership and leadership.  

Immediate Past President

Jill Gregory

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Jill Gregory Photo PhotoMount Sinai Health System
New York, NY 10029

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.

Secretary

Kevin Brennan

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Kevin Brennan graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Biomedical Visualization in 2005. He then founded BioViz Studios, LLC and began working at Visible Body (formerly Argosy Publishing) as a medical animator and later as the senior content developer for the Visible Body.

After 6 years, Kevin joined UIC as a Visiting Assistant Professor and held the position of Associate Professor at the end of my time at UIC. While there he won the Excalibur Award for Excellence in Teaching and worked with students to present and publish their work. He also aided the Journal of Biocommunication in the transition to an Open Access format and a new platform hosted at UIC.

Kevin joined the Medical Illustration Program at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University as Associate Professor and Program Director of the recently renamed Life Sciences and Pre-Medical Illustration Program. He has been completely updating the curriculum and am increasing student participation. Kevin is a CMI and was inducted as a Fellow of the AMI in 2022. His recent work has been in the medical device, pharmaceutical, medical legal, and creating digital assets for an interpretive performance piece.

Treasurer

Marcelo Oliver

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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.

Elected Governors

Chair of the Board

Autumn Kulaga-Engoren

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Autumn Kulaga is a biomedical illustrator with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Data & Analysis Center. She works with researchers of various backgrounds to help analyze data, communicate scientific findings, and clarify results from various biomedical engineer research projects. She is also founder of Encephalo Creative Studios, an illustration, animation, and interactive media company that helps biomedical research and education through injury illustrations, 3d printed models, and web media.

She holds a BFA in Communication Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago Applied Health Sciences College.

As a professional member of the AMI Autumn also contributes as Chair of the Web Committee.

Vice Chair of the Board

Jeff Day

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Jeff Day is an assistant professor in the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches courses in animation and design. Jeff earned an MA in medical and biological illustration at Johns Hopkins and medical and bachelors degrees from Case Western Reserve University. He has also worked as a Science Educator at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and a digital media specialist at the National Library of Medicine. Jeff is interested in accessibility and usability in educational media, and also cartoons, wildlife, and board games. 

Past Chair of the Board

Craig Foster

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Craig Foster PhotoCraig 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.

 

Board of Governors

Levent Efe

LeventEfeRS2Levent Efe’s did medical practice, Anatomy and Artistic anatomy teaching, before doing a Post-doctoral Fellowship in the Johns Hopkins Program back in 1989.

He has since been running a Melbourne (Aus) based medical illustration business for a world-wide clientele. Levent specializes in building concepts and visual narratives for surgical publications and is widely published in Plastic surgery. He is passionate in reaching out to international artists and building connections between them and the AMI.

Dorothy Fatunmbi

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Dorothy Fantumbi PhotoBoston, MA

Dorothy Fatunmbi is an award-winning medical illustrator and animator. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a master’s degree in Biomedical Visualization and works as a Medical and Scientific illustrator/animator at HMX Online Learning at Harvard Medical School. There, she collaborates with a team of experts to create instructional medical illustrations and animations about advanced topics in medicine.

As a professional member, she co-chairs the Newsletter Committee and serves as an organizer on the Online Learning Committee.

Dorothy wants members to not only see value in their presence within the AMI but to also feel empowered to make this organization their own by sharing and contributing their unique perspectives and skills. As a governor, she aims to add the best of her efforts to the great forces that continue to shape this organization as it strives to meet the dynamic needs of the profession, membership and the communities that it touches. She is grateful for this opportunity and views service on the board as an honor.

Kristen Larson Keil

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Kristen Larson Keil is the manager of Neuroscience Publications at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, where she began working as a medical illustrator in 2006. Neuroscience Publications leads the academic publishing industry in author services focused entirely on the neurosciences. She oversees a team of 22, including medical illustrators and animators, medical editors, video and production editors, production and editorial coordinators, a VR development team, and a technical director.  

Kristen holds a Master of Science in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University) and a BA in Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration (BPMI) from Iowa State University. 

Kristen has been a member of the Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators (BCMI) since 2018. She also served as co-chair of the salon hanging committee in 2013 and was program co-chair for the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Annual Meetings. 

Daniel Muller

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Daniel Müller is Manager for Medical Data Visualization and User Experience at The New England Journal of Medicine where he started working in 2014 as a Senior Medical Illustrator. He currently manages a group of information design specialists as well as interfaces with international authors and in-house medical thought-leaders to create online interactive data visualizations and interactive learning modules, medical and editorial illustrations, and animations.

Daniel is a founding Partner and Interactive Director of Haderer & Müller – Biomedical Art. In addition to general biomedical illustration, his responsibilities include the development and technical aspects of Haderer & Müller’s animation, data visualization, and multimedia work. Daniel’s interest in user experience design, adult education, and interactive learning coupled with his advanced training in usability and programming keep him up to date on the latest in the field.

Daniel received his Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2000. He has been an active professional member of the AMI and chaired the Web Committee for 8 years. He also served as Chair of the AMI 2018 Annual Meeting in Boston MA.

Jared Travnicek

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Jared Travnicek is the Associate Director of Science Storytelling at Cognition Studio. He works closely with clients to bring clarity to their science and lead teams in developing engaging content. Cognition’s work is on the cutting edge of biotech which provides opportunities to bridge knowledge gaps, build understanding, and translate scientific breakthroughs for some of the world’s most difficult problems.

He holds a BA from the Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration (BPMI) from Iowa State University and a Masters of Art in Medical and Biological Illustration from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Jared is a current member of the Board of Certified Medical Illustrators (BCMI), co-chair of the Online Learning Committee, was part of the Mentor Program from 2016-2020.