Get to know the Theragen team

We’re a team of experts dedicated to helping patients recover more successfully from spinal fusion procedures. Learn more about who we are, what we do, and what we stand for.

Get to know the Theragen team

Members of the team at Theragen, developer of the ActaStim bone growth stimulation system

Unrivaled experience & expertise in spine care

Meet the team of experts bringing innovative spinal fusion bone growth stimulation to practices and patients across the US.

“For over 30 years, I've focused on medical devices for spine, neurosurgery, and orthopedics. Early in my career, I worked alongside pioneers in electrical stimulation like Andy Bassett, Harry Gossling, and Carl Brighton. Witnessing their healing success firsthand made me a lifelong advocate for noninvasive therapeutic electrical energy.

Theragen was founded to advance non-invasive capacitive coupling electricity for healing spine fusions. Our patient-first approach and commitment to service are both embodied in our motto "VIP Customer Care.” We believe in prioritizing patients, supporting surgeons, and adding value for every stakeholder.

Our exceptional team inspires me daily. Their dedication to positive outcomes, echoed in patient feedback and service excellence, is as crucial as our ActaStim-S device. As a spine fusion patient myself, I understand the journey firsthand. You can trust ActaStim-S and Theragen to support your path to success.”
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J. Chris McAuliffe
President, Chief Executive Officer

“For the last 25 years, I have worked on bringing therapeutic orthopedic medical devices to market and building fast-growing, commercially successful enterprises.

This experience has taught me that the most sustainably successful products are those that can be proven to deliver meaningful clinical patient outcomes, and significant cost benefits to the system – and that the most sustainably successful companies are those that are laser-focused on serving the patients and healthcare providers.

And that’s exactly what we’re building at Theragen with ActaStim.”
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Richard Pearce
COO, Vice President of R&D

“I have dedicated over 30 years of my professional career to MedTech and consumer healthcare, with nearly half that time focused on neurosurgery and orthopedics. 

In that time I’ve had the opportunity to gain skills and work across many disciplines, including business development, marketing, new technology development, product development, sales, and sales training, in both domestic and international markets. 

As a healthcare innovator, high-energy contributor, and problem-solver, my passion has always been anchored by and focused on improving lives. There are so many ways we can help people facing health challenges and their associated burdens.

Finding ways to improve efficacy, access to care, and affordability drives me every single day. That’s my North Star, and fuels my efforts to enroll colleagues to join the fight.  

Patients, caregivers, and customers need our help. It is a privilege to work on their behalf.”
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Chris Mills
Chief Marketing Officer

“I've been immersed in the electrotherapy domain for nearly two decades, wearing various hats across the supply chain. 

Throughout, my primary focus has been delivering exceptional service to customers. Whether they're patients, prescribers, or colleagues, I'm driven to ensure every interaction leaves a lasting impression.

My enthusiasm for our top-notch, innovative products is evident in every engagement. By aiding individuals in reclaiming function and enhancing their quality of life, we're not just building a successful company but also one we can genuinely take pride in.”
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Deborah Jallow
VP Sales Operations

“I have spent the last 20 years working at the intersection of finance, healthcare, and employee benefits. For the last decade, I’ve been focused  on contracting and programs with managed care organizations.

At Theragen, my team and I focus both on fulfilling the potential of electrical stimulation therapies in neurosurgery and orthopedics and on ensuring access for all patients.  With contract efforts surpassing 200 MM covered lives through traditional in-network arrangements, my passion lies in advancing care across the healthcare continuum with our device’s digital health and remote monitoring systems. 

In parallel, I also focus both on pilot and partnership opportunities to empower healthcare stakeholders with the ActaStim System’s unique value and actionable data and on integration of our therapies into Value Based Care programs.”
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Tom Burke
VP Reimbursement & Strategic Development

“I’ve been fortunate to work in the medical device industry as a sales professional for the last 30 years. 

I’m most proud of having played a small role in helping hundreds of patients undergoing surgery to heal and get back to their normal activities. I’ve seen firsthand the efficacy of electrical stimulation to help patients heal, sometimes with remarkable results – so I’m very proud to represent this innovation packed in our ActaStim-S device.

Our device’s ease-of-use and its data capabilities help keep patients and physicians on track, and are unmatched in our market segment. We are truly making a positive impact on a group of spinal fusion patients that need our help.”
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Jim Elia
Director of Sales
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The VITA Values that guide the way we work

“Vita” means life — and the lives of the patients and healthcare professionals we serve are at the core of everything we do.


VIP Customer Care Promise

At Theragen, people come first. Whether you’re a patient, caregiver, or healthcare provider, we go above and beyond to ensure satisfaction at every interaction, with everyone, period.



From next-gen digital engagement to new energy applications that patients can use at home, we’re always pursuing technology advancements that benefit our customers and their patients.



We are a team of problem solvers; we work hard to ensure every patient and healthcare provider can access our solutions regardless of the obstacles and challenges. We will overcome them together.



Our solutions are supported by the highest levels of clinical evidence. Our company is built on trust. And our team is motivated by genuine, shared empathy for those we serve each day.

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