Syntermed has a technical team that has the right balance of experience in the medical and software field.

Syntermed's Technical Team

Richard Eppes

Director of Technology

Mr Eppes has been with Syntermed since since 2011 in the role of Director of Technology.  He is responsible for managing systems, software tools, overseeing and participating in all software application development. He also may provide/direct end-user installation and support as needed.

Develop organizational technology strategies by consulting with users/partners/OEMs; investigating and understanding informational and operational requirements; presenting optimal strategies for applying and optimizing technology; contributing new technology information, analysis, and recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction; establishing new technology objectives in line with organization objectives; articulating business advantages of technology development; build and manage software development and technology team.



C. David Cooke

Director  of Clinical Applications

Mr. Cooke has been with Syntermed for 14 years, where he is currently serving as the Director of Clinical Applications.  In this role he is responsible for developing, defining and driving clinical application strategies. He also works part-time for the Emory University Nuclear Cardiology R&D laboratory; a position he has held for over 30 years.  He has served as one of the main software developers for both NeuroQ and the Emory Cardiac Toolbox, and has worked on all aspects of the design and development of both applications. He also has extensive experience in working with 3rd party vendors to successfully deploy both clinical applications to end users.  His dual positions at Syntermed and Emory give him the unique and invaluable opportunity of seeing and experiencing both the academic and commercial side of software design, development and deployment. Mr. Cooke received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987 and has authored or co-authored 14 book chapters, 56 manuscripts and 96 abstracts.

Kelly Champagne, PhD

Director of Contracts and Grants

Systems Director, Digital Publishing

Assistant Regulatory Officer

Applications Testing

Dr. Champagne oversees the grant program at Syntermed. She successfully acquired four SBIR/STTR three multi-year grants totaling over $3.3 million. She coordinates all documentation related to SBIR/STTR grants submitted to the National Institute of Health (NIH), NSF and others. In addition, she handles accounting matters regarding SBIR and STTR grants.

In another capacity, Dr. Champagne works with senior management and business development to determine the strategy and functions of digital communications and coordinates implementation of these strategies, maintaining the website as well as coordinating tutorials and newsletters.  

In Dr. Chamagne's role as Administrative Assistant to the Regulatory Officer, she assists with product 510(k) and CE mark submissions, periodic updates, and registrations to regulatory agencies. This includes the organization of regulatory information, and track and control 510(k) submissions, assisting with the maintenance of QSR regulatory files/database, and assisting the Regulatory Officer with hosting regulatory compliance audits as required by agencies or partners.

Finally, Dr. Champagne is jointly responsible for the alpha and beta testing of applications before they are commercially released, which satisfies the regulatory compliance with the FDA and ISO certification for medical devices.  In this capacity, she provides the testing required to insure that the applications are working as intended without errors.  

Ron Fuller

Application Support Manager

Working knowledge of Company software applications required. Participate in the implementation of marketing, sales, or training programs such as trade shows and webinars.

Ron Fuller's background involves working in imaging and interacting with patients and physicians as a nuclear technlogist for 8 years prior to becoming a Syntermed employee. His current role is application manager and in that capacity, he is responsible for coordinating all end-user and strategic partner pre and post sales application support remotely.  He interacts with imaging professionals at hospitals and clinics to install and demonstrate the proper use of Syntermed's applications.


He is also jointly responsible for the alpha and beta testing of our applications before they are commercially released, which satisfies our regulatory compliance with the FDA and ISO certification for our medical devices.  In this capacity, he provides the testing required to insure that the applications are working as intended without errors.  

Paulo Cardona

Software Applications Engineer

Support software development team with application programming tasks mainly within a Microsoft environment. Roles and responsibilities shall include but not be limited to software/application testing, high level technical user support of applications, and creation of documentation, both inline and related to testing and compliance for owned code and features.