Team

The Heidelberg Engineering Academy has set high standards to provide quality training, courses and continuing education for Heidelberg Engineering products worldwide. It is our pleasure to offer high-quality educational seminars that provide the comprehensive knowledge necessary to fully utilize your Heidelberg Engineering instrument in your clinical practice.

Meet our team!

Academy Member

Chris Wong

Manager, Clinical Applications

  • B.S. Biomedical Photographic Communications – Rochester Institute of Technology
  • CRA certified through OPS
  • Active member of OPS
  • Joined Heidelberg Engineering in 2008

Academy Member

Allen Katz

Senior Clinical Application Specialist

  • B.F.A. Photography – Arizona State University
  • CRA and OCT-C certified through OPS
  • COT certified through JCAHPO
  • Fellow of the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society
  • Board of Directors member at OPS
  • Joined Heidelberg Engineering in 2010

Academy Member

Kathryn (Trina) Toyama

Senior Clinical Application Specialist

  • B.F.A Painting – California Institute of Arts
  • Joined Heidelberg Engineering in 2008

Academy Member

Hillary Bernard

Clinical Application and Support Specialist

  • B.S. – Eastern Michigan University (Expected 2017)
  • CRA and OCT-C certified through OPS
  • Active member of OPS
  • Joined Heidelberg Engineering in 2016

Academy Member

Julia Jolly

Clinical Application Support Specialist

  • B.S. Communications Media, Photography – Fitchburg
    State University
  • COA certified through JCAHPO
  • Joined Heidelberg Engineering in 2017

Academy Member

Karen McHugh

Clinical Application Specialist

  • B.A. – Colby Sawyer College
  • CRA certified through the OPS
  • Active member of the OPS
  • Joined Heidelberg Engineering in 2017

Academy Member

Steve Thomas

Clinical Affairs: Clinical Market Development Manager

  • A.S. Health Care Management – Florida Atlantic University
  • CRA certified through OPS
  • Active member of OPS
  • Lectured over 500+ events in ophthalmic photography, image management, etc.
  • Joined Heidelberg Engineering in 1995

Academy Member

Brian Fernandez

Clinical Affairs: Medical Science Liaison – Glaucoma and Neuro Ophthalmology

  • M.D. General Medicine and Minor Surgery – Universidad International de las Americas, Costa Rica
  • Extensive work in research and ocular imaging – Neurology and Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Joined Heidelberg Engineering in 2009

Academy Member

Heather Oakes

Clinical Trials Manager

  • B.S. Communications Media, Photography – Fitchburg State University
  • CRA and OCT-C certified through OPS
  • Active member of OPS
  • Joined Heidelberg Engineering in 2016

Academy Member

Don Kuitula

Clinical Application Specialist

  • B.S. Biomedical Photographic Communications - Rochester Institute of Technology
  • CRA and OCT-C Certified through OPS
  • Board of Education Member at OPS
  • Fellow of the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society
  • Joined Heidelberg Engineering in 2019

Academy Member

Bridget P. Farrell

Clinical Application Specialist

  • MBA – Lewis University, Romeoville, IL
  • BA History – University of Illinois, Champaign, ILCRA and OCT-C Certified through OPS
  • Certified Ophthalmic Technician through JCAHPO
  • Certified Clinical Study Coordinator
  • Joined Heidelberg Engineering in 2021

Academy Member

Cindy Armstrong

Clinical Application Specialist

  • Ophthalmic Medical Assistant - Pima Medical Institute, Seattle, WA
  • Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist
  • Retinal Angiographer
  • Certified Clinical Study Coordinator
  • Joined Heidelberg Engineering in 2021
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