The Team


Vicki Farrar, Esq. - Chief Executive Officer

Vicki has over 30 years of experience as an attorney representing companies in the medical device and pharmaceutical fields, over 20 years experience in strategic intellectual property planning, and 15 years working in local start-up companies. She was the initial CEO of Catheter Connections, Inc. and was the Chief Legal and IP Officer and a Director at the time of its recent acquisition by Merit Medical, Inc. Vicki now brings her extensive management, medical device start up, and intellectual property experience to LightLine Medical. 


Perry Croll - Chief Engineering Officer

Perry is a skilled medical device executive and engineer. He has a proven track record of design, development, and management through concept, prototype, V&V testing, manufacturing transfer, and market launch of critical care products, drug delivery systems, emergency medicine and surgical products. Perry has over 20 years experience in medical device/pharma fields including being the Director of R&D at Teleflex. In addition, he has been a team member of 3 successful medical device companies through start-up, acquisition and integration.

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Curtis Long - R&D Engineer

Curtis is our primary research and development biomedical engineer and pioneered our proprietary patent pending fiber etching process we are utilizing.  He has over 13 years of engineering experience including 10 years as a Union Pacific Railroad engineer. Following his service in the United States Marine Corps he earned his BS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah where he gained experience in medical device development and co-invented a patient comfort platform for use with MRgHIFU breast cancer treatment system. He is an inventor on multiple Light Line patent applications.


Mitchell Barneck, MD – VP of Clinical Affairs

Mitch is a co-founder and co-inventor of our light therapy technology. He has a BS in Biomedical Engineering and recently graduated from Oregon Health and Science University Medical School.  He is now a practicing resident physician in Emergency Medicine at Orlando Health and is assisting the company in clinical affairs and securing its intellectual property. 

The Board


Dinesh Patel, PhD - Executive Chairman

Dinesh was the former managing director of vSpring Capital and the Founder/CEO of TheraTech which was acquired for $350 Million by Watson Pharmaceuticals. 


Vicki Farrar Esq. - Board Member and CEO

Vicki Farrar is the former Founder/CEO of Catheter Connections (recently acquired by Merit Medical Systems, Inc.), with 30+ years of pharmaceutical and med tech IP and commercialization experience.


Kelly Powers - Board Member

Kelly has 30+ years of medical industry expertise including the last 15 years as a VP of Science & Technology for C.R. Bard as well as being former VP of R&D at Bard Access.


Greg Fredde - Board Member

Greg is currently the VP of Business Development & Government Affairs at Merit Medical Systems, Inc. He has led Multiple M&A transactions and has expertise in evaluating competitive markets and new technologies.


Mitchell Barneck, MD – Board Member and VP of Clinical Affairs

Mitch is a resident physician in Emergency Medicine and a co-founder of LightLine Medical. He has clinical, intellectual property, and engineering experience.