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.


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

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Mike Kaswan

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Kaswan was previously a Consulting CFO at Burkland Associates, which he joined in 2016 to start the East Coast practice. Prior to Burkland, Mike was the CEO of Persante Health Care, a leading provider of sleep apnea diagnostic and therapeutic services he formed via the private equity-backed acquisition of two private companies in the space. He also was a venture capital partner at KBL Healthcare Ventures where he was one of three partners managing a $100 million venture capital fund and two publicly-traded Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) that raised over $180 million. He has an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Virginia.

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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.

Dune Medical Vice President of Research and Development Avihai Lachman

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