“Just wanted to take the time to let you know how impressed we were with the facility in San Francisco. I have visited many facilities over the last 10 years where we conducted Didactic and Cadaveric Training Events, and your facility is top notch. You have a spacious room for amphitheater style didactic training and videoconferencing, as well as a huge space for lunch and learn talks, all with state of the art technologies. Your lab space is very accommodating and allows plenty of room for setting up and cleaning up, all while conducting training at the same time. All of your staff was very accommodating and proactive as they addressed our needs before, during, and after the lab; and they didn’t hesitate to do what they could to help while the training was happening.

Thanks to Kenneth leading this team, we had a great experience and expect to return in the future. We have no doubt that whether we have the need for a small – one to two station lab, or a larger lab with many stations, you will be able to meet our needs and our surgeons will have a great learning experience because of the quality of your facility and the attentiveness of your staff.

Thank you for providing a space and team that made this experience valuable and enjoyable.”

“It’s always a pleasure to work with you and your team!”

“Our lab was an overwhelming success due to your beautiful lab and accommodating staff (especially Kenneth). We can’t wait to work with you again in the future!”

“I just want to commend Bethany and the team on their availability during the lab. They were accessible and quickly met our requested needs while in the lab. Bethany’s and the team’s willingness to help exceeded my expectations.”

“Your facility in Dallas is incredible! Everyone absolutely loved the location and everything went perfectly. Bethany is a rock star. She was such a pleasure to work with and truly made our experience memorable. We cannot wait to return to Dallas for another event.”

“I wanted to send an email thanking you and your team for a wonderful time last weekend. We appreciated your prompt responses and follow-up leading up to the course. On-site you and the team were very friendly, even helping locate ibuprofen for one of the surgeons. One of my colleagues said your lab had the friendliest staff of all the labs she has visit (and she’s been to dozens!). I find that the on-site staff make a huge difference in the experience our surgeons have at a course. They can tell the difference between employees who are just doing a job, and people who strive to provide the best customer service. Everyone we met that day greeted us with a smile and responded to our requests with a friendly demeanor.”

“Everything was great! The team was accommodating, the location was great so overall we had a very successful meeting.”

“Thanks again for all of your team’s hard work for a great event.”

“It is always a challenge when using a facility for the first time, especially when there is AV/Production involved, but this turned out to be a very successful program because of the faculty, communication with the hospitals and your diligence to make sure in the end that it all happened. Thank you.”

“Thank you again for your help with making this event a success. We were fortunate to have you working that side of the logistics. We had so many events happening around the time of this course, that we didn’t have the event support we needed on our side.”

“The venue (Pavilion X) and the staff created an excellent atmosphere for both learning and socializing.”

“Thanks so much for all your help with putting this lab together and making it happen. I told my boss I thought it was a great venue, and you were very easy to work with”

“Thank you very much for your help on this project. We look forward to working with you again.”

“Thanks for all your hard work to ensure our event was a success! We can always count on your dedicated staff (and you) to make our events go smoothly. Thanks Again!”

“Thank you again for all of your help during the planning and now. You were wonderful to work with!”

President & CEO


Douglas A. Hampers, MD, MBA

Dr. Hampers is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. He successfully created his own private practice, Reflex Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, in Greensburg, PA in 2009 and was named by the Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s readers as one the top three orthopedic surgeons by 2012. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as, his sports medicine fellowship under the tutelage of world-renowned surgeon Dr. Freddie Fu in 2004. He was the first person to be accepted into a combined MD/MBA program at Dartmouth College and completed it in 1998. Dr. Hampers was elected in 2012 to serve as a board member for Cardiac Assist (dba TandemLife), an international medical products company based in Pittsburgh, PA, which was acquired by LivaNova (LIVN) in March 2018 for $250 million.

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Medical Director


Yeshvant Navalgund, MD

Dr. Navalgund has extensive experience in advancing medical device education and technique. He is a Board-Certified physician in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Assistant Professor, West Virginia University, Department of Anesthesiology, and Adjunct Professor, University of Pittsburgh, School of Anesthesia. He is the author of many publications and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Neuromodulation and is a Founding Member of the Pennsylvania Pain Society. He is also President & CEO of DNA Pain, and a Lecturer and Instructor for numerous national and international companies and societies. His hands-on knowledge of devices and experience as a peer-to-peer educator have helped to develop and customize the wraparound services offered by National Bioskills Laboratories.

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Vice President of Operations


James P. Funkhouser

Funkhouser@nationalbioskills.com (844) 625-5227 Ext. 701

An experienced manager and leader with an early career background in nuclear medicine, Jim Funkhouser oversees the day to day operations and management of our three national facilities and our highly experienced staff. A former Executive Director of the Tomayko Group, his experience with clinical staffing and recruiting means National Bioskills Laboratories hires only the best candidates who excel at providing outstanding service and event planning to our clients. An active Councilman in his local community, Jim’s leadership and organizational skills lend depth to the NBL leadership team.

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Chief Financial Officer


Kerry Rice, CPA

Rice@nationalbioskills.com

With an academic background in Accounting and Economics, Kerry Rice brings more than 20 years of financial experience to National Bioskills. His early experience in accounting and auditing gave him a solid background in the fundamental ways a successful company should operate, after which Kerry went on to work as a research analyst in investment banking. There he strengthened his understanding of how businesses should operate to maximize their full potential, leveraging his knowledge of revenue and spending patterns to develop detailed forecasts. Kerry serves as National Bioskills’ Chief Financial Officer and heads up the company’s financial team.

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Facility Manager, Pittsburgh


Kaelin Wiser

wiser@nationalbioskills.com (844) 625-5227 Ext. 704

With a background in radiology, Kaelin ensures that clients and their physician guests are treated the way they want to be treated: From making sure that specimens and equipment are on-site and training labs are prepped, to ensuring the facilities are sparklingly clean, to assisting guests with event and travel arrangements, Kaelin is responsible for the total comfort, luxury, and safety of attendees, creating a happy, relaxed atmosphere so physician attendees are primed for education and more receptive to learning, leading to better retention, adoption, and patient outcomes.

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Facility Manager, San Francisco


Kenneth Thomas

thomas@nationalbioskills.com (844) 625-5227 Ext. 706

High-energy and talented at providing excellent event planning services while overseeing the many details of our busy Dallas facility, Kenneth ensures efficient, orderly, and successful training events for all Dallas area bookings. In addition to providing NBL’s signature wraparound event planning and customer service, Kenneth applies his background in specimen handling to a passionate commitment to ensuring top-tier standards of safety and credentials for NBL and all its clients, employees, and stakeholders.

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Facility Manager, Dallas


Bethany Wright

Wright@nationalbioskills.com (844) 625-5227 Ext. 709

Extensively trained in all aspects of specimen management, Bethany brings a host of skills and experience to her role as Facility Manager in Dallas. A licensed embalmer, funeral director, and crematory operator and a specialist in anatomical embalming, she employs the highest standards of safety and testing in specimen-handling procedures. In her prior experience at Texas A&M College of Dentistry, she served as Anatomy Lab Manager and Willed Body Program Manager, and has collaborated with professionals across a wide range of industries including law enforcement, professional schools, and the military. Fueled by an ongoing passion for anatomical education, Bethany takes pride in serving the medical community and all donor families by providing excellence throughout every stage of scientific donation and surgical training.

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Operations Manager


Erin Hall

Hall@nationalbioskills.com

Erin brings extensive background as a surgical technology expert to her role as Operations Manager at National Bioskills. A native of Colorado, Erin holds a degree in Surgical Technology and worked for more than 10 years as a surgical technician, a bioskills laboratory manager, and a lab services coordinator before assuming her current position at National Bioskills. Working closely with the Facility Managers, Erin uses her technological expertise to anticipate client needs and to ensure that every lab runs smoothly. Providing respectful, detail-focused customer service to clients and physicians is Erin’s hallmark and passion.

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Sales Representative


Cary Roussel

Roussel@nationalbioskills.com (844) 625-5227 Ext. 700

In her recent professional experience with healthcare networks and wellness program management, Cary energetically developed and implemented new nationwide programs, managing network-provider relationships and fostering win-win outcomes for care providers and patients. With an academic background in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Cary is a lifelong athlete, learner, and health and wellness advocate, passionate about the life-changing potential of medical devices. With specialized training in sports medicine, Cary brings a comprehensive understanding of the products and procedures involved in shoulder repair, meniscal repair, ACL reconstruction and orthobiologic products. In her early career, Cary garnered experience as an exercise physiologist with a focus on strength and conditioning, wellness coaching, and cardiac rehabilitation.

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