The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the Board of Directors: Jody Powell and Andrew Cleeland. The Board provides leadership for carrying out the Consortium’s mission to promote patient access to safe and effective medical technologies.
Jody Powell is the Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance at Stryker. Jody is responsible for developing, leading and driving the execution of global regulatory, quality and clinical research while obtaining commercial and geographical alignment. Jody joined Stryker’s Instruments division in 1996 and has held multiple leadership roles within the company. Most recently, she served as vice president, regulatory affairs, quality assurance and clinical, at Instruments, where she was responsible for setting the strategy for regulatory, quality and clinical affairs. She partnered with divisional leadership on market access and commercialization strategies, and her team advanced innovation by supporting best-in-class new product launches and acquisition integrations. Jody holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Marquette University.
Andrew Cleeland is the CEO of Fogarty Institute for Innovation. Andrew is a seasoned executive with 30 years in the medical device industry in both the private and public-sectors. He is also currently Vice Chairman of The Foundry, the premier medical device incubator based in Menlo Park, California and serves as a Director for two venture-funded companies Zenflow, Inc. and Saluda Medical. He is also on the Advisory Boards of Longitude Capital and Arboretum Ventures. Andrew began his career with the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, progressed to large med tech companies in Telectronics Pacing Systems and Baxter Healthcare, then onto the Silicon Valley start-up space working with Radiant Medical, Ardian and Twelve. Andrew has received numerous awards and honors, and is a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford University. He is passionate about healthcare and a champion of innovators and innovation in the med tech field. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Biophysics) from the Swinburne Institute of Technology.