Dillon Florence is a Clinical Engineer at the Providence VAMC. Before the VA, Dillon was a Healthcare Technology Manager with Aramark and a Clinical Engineer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He was a member of the NESCE Symposium Planning Committee in 2017 and 2019. Dillon holds a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut.
Erin Koser has been part of the New England Clinical Engineering Community since 2005. She holds an Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management from Capella University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She began her career in the field as a Biomedical Equipment Technician is currently the Service Delivery Leader for GE Healthcare’s Boston service team leading a team of 14 at 4 Boston areas hospitals. Erin has served on the NESCE Symposium Planning Committee as the Registration Chair for the past three Symposiums.
Samantha is recent graduate from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) with a degree in biomedical engineering. Samantha has been with GE Healthcare as a Biomedical Technician since late August 2019, working at the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA. Samantha has been an active member of NESCE, having attended the 2019 symposium in Framingham.
Bokang Motlotle, MS, CCE, PMP is a Sr. Manager, Clinical Engineering & Technology Planning at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical center, where she oversees a group of Clinical Engineers doing Project management (technology assessment, selection & procurement), Vendor & Contract management and Quality assurance (AEM, incidents, recall management). Prior to her work with Beth Israel, Bokang worked at NY Presbyterian for 15yrs where she held several positions including CE, CE Operations manager & Technology Planning manager. A graduate of the UCONN MS program, she has over 2 decades of experience both internationally (in her native country Botswana) and here in the US. Bokang is involved with ACCE, has served and continues to serve in several committees including ACCE Education committee, Advocacy Committee & CCE Board of Examiners. She is also a contributor to revitalization of Botswana Chapter of Society of Clinical Engineers.
Elena Buckley is the Chief of Clinical Engineering at the Boston VA Healthcare System and Bedford VA Medical Center. Elena received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering at Boston University and her Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Elena has 10 years of experience in Clinical Engineering and Strategic/Facility Planning and received her Certification in Clinical Engineering (CCE) in 2016. Elena is currently the BME Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Recruitment and Retention (BERR) group through VHA. Elena served as the Secretary of the ACCE from 2017-2018.
Alyssa Merkle is currently working as the Northeast Regional Director of Biomedical Engineering with Steward Healthcare. She has been in this role for a year and is enjoying the challenges and rewards that come along with working with many different Biomedical Engineering shops. She hopes to continue to learn new technologies so that she can bring them into her sites, to standardize best practices at one site to the other sites and vice versa and to continue to grow her technicians so that they can move up and learn within the field. Alyssa's work in the field began through the UCONN Clinical Engineering Masters program.