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Bringing the future of Healthcare!

Welcome to the Clinical Engineering Association of Illinois (CEAI). We thank you for taking the time to visit us online. Our mission is to promote corporation, education, formal/informal exchange of ideas and technical information related to clinical engineering to assure better patient care and reliable maintenance operation and application of clinical equipment.

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Meet The Team

GARY BARKOV, MS
PRESIDENT

Clinical Engineering Regional Director at Advocate Health Care with over 20 years in Healthcare Technology Management.

LIJO GEORGE, MBA
VICE PRESIDENT

Lijo works for Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago as the Image Guided Surgery Specialist. He has been actively involved in the Biomedical Engineering Technology field for over 9 years.

NIKKI SERWETNYK
SECRETARY

Nikki’s experience come from Clinical Engineering as the Parts Procurement Specialist.

JOSE NUNEZ, MA
TREASURER

Jose works for Advocate Christ Medical Center as an Supervisor. He has been active in the Clinical Engineering Field over 21 years. In the past he played an active role in CEAI by being part of the Scholarship Selection Committee.

SURAJ SOUDAGAR, MS, MBA
EXECUTIVE TRUSTEE

Suraj is Associate Principal & Project Executive at IMEG Corp. He specializes in Medical Equipment Planning for large healthcare projects across the country and has been involved in various projects worth $1 Billion in construction. He is 15-year veteran in clinical engineering field and his previous experience includes working at New York Presbyterian Hospital (2016- 2017 Ranked 6th Best Hospital in the US by US News & World Report).

 

STEVEN VANDERZEE, CBET
FORMER PRESIDENT

Steve is the VP for Advocate Healthcare Technology Management. He has been in the Clinical Engineering field for over 30 years.

ALAN MORETTI
SCHOLARSHIP CHAIR, FORMER PRESIDENT

Alan has been in the Clinical Engineering industry for 29+ years having served directly in the academic, governmental and community hospital settings. Alan’s career has spanned from imaging/biomedical engineer to Director of Clinical Engineering. Alan currently serves today at the Vice President and Senior Advisor level with Renovo Solutions LLC, Santa Ana, CA.

CHRISTOPHER BRYANT
EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEMBER

Chris is the Biomedical Engineering Support Specialist at VA Hospital for over 14 years.

Past Leadership

2013-2017

Suraj S. Soudagar
President

Gary Barkov
Vice President

Lijo George
Secretary

Alex Popivoda
Treasurer

2011-2013

Steve Vanderzee
President

Suraj S. Soudagar
Vice President

Rich Soden
Secretary

Lijo George
TREASURER

2009-2011

Alan Morettii
President

Steve Vanderzee
Vice President

Suraj S. Soudagar
Secretary

Sudhakar Nagavalli
Treasurer

2007-2009

Alan Morettii
President

Steve Vanderzee
Vice President

Laurie Wagner
Secretary

Sudhakar Nagavalli
Treasurer

Founding Members

Al Moretti

Joe Bandra

Featured Publication

Appreciation

Appreciation

Suraj Soudagar

We appreciate Suraj Soudagar for his service as the President from 2013-2017  
Appreciation

George Mills Tribute

George Mills served 13 years as the director of engineering at The Joint Commission…
Appreciation

Alan Moretti

We appreciate Alan for his service as the founding member & President from 2007-2011.
Appreciation

Steve Vanderzee

We appreciate Steve Vanderzee for serving as the Vice President & President from 2007…
Appreciation

Richard Soden

We thank Richard Soden for his service as the secretary from 2011-2014.
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