Dune Medical Devices CEO Lori Chmura

Lori Chmura


Lori is a seasoned veteran in the healthcare space beginning her career as a CCRN working in critical care, trauma and emergency medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital, Emory University Hospital and St Joseph’s of Atlanta. She transitioned into the medical device industry as a Clinical Specialist with Datascope, now Maquet and with a track record of success took on increasing levels of leadership completing her 10 year tenure as the Vice President of North American Sales. She spent time as a regional Corporate Sales Director for Medtronic and then moved over to Covidien Endo mechanical where she spent 4 years as the VP of Sales and Marketing. Most recently she served as the VP of the US for Cordis, a Johnson and Johnson company. Lori is known as a champion of change management and passionate about delivering growth. She has led numerous Women’s leadership imperatives and currently serves as the President on the Atlanta Chapter board for the Healthcare Business women’s Association in addition to being on the board of directors for the Pine Crest Academy in Atlanta. Lori earned a BSN from Southern Connecticut State University.

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Skip Ashmore

Chief Commercial Officer

Skip Ashmore is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of sales and marketing leadership in the medical device space. Skip serves as Dune Medical’s Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to Dune he served as Chief Commercial Officer for Motus GI and served in GM and Senior Sales and Marketing Roles at Covidien, CryoLife and Baxter Healthcare. He has a proven record of building and leading commercial teams focused on understanding customer needs and driving growth.

Mr. Ashmore received his BA in Biology from Vanderbilt University, a M.S. from the University of Hawaii and his MBA from Northwestern University.


Gal Aharonowitz

Chief Operation Officer and General Manager Israel

Gal leads R&D, manufacturing and worldwide logistic activities of the company. Gal is an industry veteran with more than 18 years of experience in leading product development and engineering teams at early stage medical device companies and international public corporations. Prior to Dune, he was head of R&D at Lumenis Corp. where he managed a team of over 45 engineers. Prior to that, he was head of R&D at SHL Telemedicine, developing medical applications that are conveniently used from home. He earned a BSc degree in mechanical engineering from Ben-Gurion University in Israel

Alan Bond

Alan Bond

Chief Financial Officer

Alan Bond is a veteran financial executive with an extensive record of driving organizational performance, domestically and internationally, in software, services, medical devices and distribution businesses. Alan now serves as Dune Medical’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Dune, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Given Imaging, McKesson Corporation, and Caribiner International.

Alan received his Bachelor of Science, Administrative Management from Clemson University, and a Master in International Business Studies (MIBS) from the University of South Carolina.


Dr. Gil Cohen

Chief Science Officer

Gil leads all of the scientific related activities at Dune, including Regulatory and Clinical and IP. He has more than 15 years of experience in R&D, as well as leadership roles in various fields including medical devices, Bio-tech, and Clean-tech. Gil has a PhD in Physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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Susan Turner

Vice President Healthcare Economics & Reimbursement

Susan Turner has over 20 years in medical device marketing and healthcare economics, with expertise in bringing products to market and establishing payment and coverage for innovative technologies. Over the past 17 years, her professional passion has been making an impact in women’s health.  Prior to Dune she served in marketing in the start-up environment with International Brachytherapy Inc (IBT) and Proxima Therapeutics, and later as Director of Health Economics & Reimbursement with Cytyc and Hologic.

Susan received her Bachelor of Science with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Business from Clemson University, with advanced graduate work in Healthcare Administration from Mercer University.

Avihai Lachman

Vice President Research & Development

18 years of engineering and development in the field of RF, satellites and communication. Previously Director of Antennas and defense R&D at Gilat.

Avihai has a MS and BS in Electrical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University, Israel