Thomas P. O’Neill President and CEO
Tom O’Neill has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors at Cognivue® Inc, the highly respective neuroscience company focused on cognitive health, since 2018.
For more than 30 years, his commercial leadership has driven top and bottom-line growth, operational excellence, and improved customer satisfaction across the consumer, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, surgical, and diagnostics sectors.
Prior to joining Cognivue, Mr. O’Neill served as President, North American Commercial Operations for Qiagen, a global leader in molecular diagnostics and life sciences, where he helped set the stage for long-term sustainable growth. As President for Hologic’s global gynecologic surgical business, he lead its turnaround and significant top and bottom-line divisional success. And as President, North American Commercial Operations for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, he inspired 600 professionals to reignite growth for the $850 million business.
From 2009 to 2013, Mr. O’Neill held positions of increasing responsibility at Bausch + Lomb Incorporated, including as Vice President and General Manager, North American Vision Care. Beforehand, he served in leadership roles with SynergEyes® and Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in his career, he held sales and marketing positions within the Johnson and Johnson Family of Companies including McNeil Consumer Healthcare, J&J/Merck, and Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals.
Mr. O’Neill received a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Akron. He currently sits on Ceek Woman’s Health Board of Directors. He is also very passionate about serving his local community, including his role as president of Gigi’s Playhouse, a Down syndrome development center in Rochester, NY.
Paul W. Estes Chief Technology and Operations Officer
Beginning in 2009, Paul Estes helped conceive and develop Cognivue® technology, playing integral roles in De Novo 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its commercialization.
Today, as Chief Technology and Operations Officer and a member of the company’s leadership team, he collaborates on planning for technology roadmaps, new product development and expansion, business relations, sales team integration, and staffing. He also holds responsibility for intellectual property management, quality and regulatory affairs, manufacturing, software development, and customer training and support.
Paul has a B.S. degree in Education from Houghton College.
Ernest Fung, PsyD, ABPP Vice President of Clinical and Medical Affairs
Ernest Fung, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology.
With a career spanning over a decade, Dr. Fung has collaborated with physicians from multiple disciplines to assess and treat individuals with central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Dr. Fung has also served as a clinical trial scientist, assisting biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to maximize the quality of cognitive test data in drug development.
Dr. Fung earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from University College London and his doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. In addition to his professional endeavors, Dr. Fung is a dedicated mentor and advocate for education and accreditation in clinical neuropsychology. He serves as a work sample reviewer for the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology and an ad hoc reviewer for the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.
Susan Lutz VP of Market Access and Strategic Partnerships
Susan is an established professional with a proven background within the medical device market of helping companies with Market Access and Business/Product Development.
She has a proven track record of leading contracting, account management, partner alliances, and reimbursement teams to maximize product access and reimbursement. Susan has worked at large fortune 500 companies such as Abbott and Medtronic – along with helping start-ups Therasense and Telcare become established.
Samantha McDonnell Vice President of Finance and Human Resources
Samantha “Sam” McDonnell joined the Cognivue team in March 2021 as Vice President of Finance and Human Resources.
Sam brings over 10 years of experience as a financial leader within a variety of industries including medical devices, niche manufacturing and distribution, professional services, and telecommunications. Her career has been rich in disrupting the status quo while focused on increasing operational efficiency through process improvement, software implementations, and redesigning financial models.
Prior to joining Cognivue, Sam was the CFO at a local medical device manufacturer, where she was instrumental in managing cash flow for the start-up. Prior to that, she was a member of the Willowood USA LLC executive team that strategically drove a $45M reduction of debt and maneuvered the company’s acquisition by Generic Crop Science. She has a proven track record of leading all accounting and finance functions, managing working capital, and developing forecasting models to promote operational predictability.
Sam received her MBA and B.S. from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY.
James E. Galvin, MD, MPH Chief Scientific Officer
James E. Galvin, MD, MPH is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
He is Alexandria & Bernard Schoninger Endowed Chair in Memory Disorders, Founding Director of the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health, Director and Principal Investigator of the Lewy Body Dementia Research Center of Excellence, and Chief of Division of Cognitive Neurology for Palm Beach and Broward County leading their brain health and neurodegenerative disease research and clinical programs.
Dung Trinh, MD Chief Medical Officer – Engagement
Dung Trinh, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Healthy Brain Clinic, a Board Member for Alzheimer’s Orange County, a physician with MemorialCare, and is a medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions.
He is also the Chief Medical Officer of Astiva Health, a Medicare Advantage Health Plan committed to providing smart and accessible quality healthcare.
Over the years, Dr. Trinh has developed a passion for educating his patients and the community. He provides numerous lectures on a variety of health topics throughout Orange County. In his early days of practicing medicine, he became frustrated with the limited medical treatments available for Alzheimer’s. He is deeply involved in all aspects of Alzheimer’s care, including clinical trials.
Dr. Trinh focuses on the overall health of his patients with a primary focus of preventing Alzheimer’s. He believes it is important to teach his older patients about the progression of the disease and diagnosis in its early stages. His overall practices centers around prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Alzheimer’s.
Dr. Trinh is a well-known expert in speaking on preventive health including brain health, inflammation, ketosis, and intermittent fasting.
Dr. Trinh serves on several advisory boards, board of directors and helped found several companies ranging from healthcare to e-commerce.