Founder / CEO
Glenn Butler has more than 35 years experience in military and commercial diving, and clinical hyperbaric operations. He has developed and/or operated twenty (20) plus major hospital-based Hyperbaric Medicine programs internationally.
Mr. Butler was the principal consultant when LST was sole-sourced by NASA-Johnson Space Center to engineer zero-gravity simulation breathing systems and develop new oxygen safety standards for the astronaut training program designed to support the Hubble Space Telescope emergency repair mission. He continues to lead the group’s efforts in its on-going role with NASA and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) clients.
Glenn Butler was a founding member of the National Board Certification for Hyperbaric Technologists and is a member of the UHMS Hyperbaric Safety Committee. He served for many years as a member of the NFPA-99 Hyperbaric Technical Committee. He has authored several HBO2-related U.S. patents and published more than 36 scientific documents.
CFO - Chief Financial Officer
Patrick McCabe has a unique financial and business experience in the management and operation of hospital based wound care and hyperbaric medicine centers. With decades of experience as VP of Finance for a large marine construction and commercial diving corporation, he was responsible for operating budgets of over 20 million USD. At LST, we appreciate his expertise in numerous Hyperbaric Medicine deep sea and saturation diving series from the North American Hyperbaric Center in New York to the North Sea Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Patrick has been instrumental in directing LST’s expansion to a major healthcare provider company, both nationally and internationally.
JORGE BEALE, BBA
COO – Chief Operating Officer
Jorge Beale has years of professional experience in all aspects of hospital based hyperbaric medicine and wound care management. In his role as COO, Jorge oversees the daily operations off all LST group businesses, including the LST hyperbaric facilities. His expertise in the areas of medical billing and insurance, electronic medical records (EMR), as well as IT management is invaluable for LST’s continued success.
Mr. Beale graduated from Iona College Hagan School of Business with a degree in business administration, and he is New York State Life and Health Insurance licensed.
MARK CHIPPS, CHT, EMT
VP Corporate Compliance & Safety
Mark Chipps has an advanced working knowledge of NFPA-99, and UHMS hyperbaric codes, as well as JCAHO, and AAAHC code compliance. In his current role as Corporate Compliance Officer, Mark is focused on LST corporate compliance as well as hospital partner UHMS and Joint Commission accreditation. He is also an alternate member of the NFPA Hyperbaric & Hypobaric Technical Committee.
Mark has been Hyperbaric Chamber Unit Supervisor and Safety Director at the Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) multiplace chamber system. He has a strong background in EMS as well as extensive experience in DAN diver accident management and ventilated critical patient care.
MICHAEL MERROW, CHT
Michael Merrow has been a board-Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT) since 1999 and an EMT since 1997. He is currently Hyperbaric Operations Manager for LST, working in Mineola, NY at Winthrop University Hospital’s very busy hyperbaric unit. Previous positions with LST include: Lead Hyperbaric Technician, Hyperbaric Unit Manager, Acting Safety Director, Hyperbaric Course Planner for Long Island, and Hyperbaric Regional Manager for Long Island.
CHRISTINE CHUCK, MBA
Christine is the company’s billing coordinator. Overseeing the integrity and reconciliation of our revenue cycle.
Christine has a combined 23 plus years experience of working with patients and insurance companies in a hospital setting. Christine enjoys working with patients through the financial process of healthcare while ensuring maximum satisfaction to all our clients.
Christine has a broad educational history. She obtained a BA in Social Sciences from New York University; MS in Healthcare Administration; and an MBA in Human Resources. She also has certificates in Long Term Care, Business Continuity and Risk Management from Iona College; Certificate in Billing and Coding from Westchester Community College and is currently pursuing New York State licensure.
BERNIE CHOWDHURY, BA, CHT
Course Training Director
Bernie has been responsible for obtaining UHMS and NBDHMT accreditation for LST’s Hyperbaric Medicine courses, ensuring educational compliance with both Boards & policies, as well as maintaining current accreditation. He has been teaching a number of different courses and clinics in various aspects of SCUBA and diving medicine first aid. As a CHT, Bernie also has a strong background in clinical hyperbarics with LST.
Bernie holds scuba instructor ratings with several agencies and actively teaches the use of various breathing gas mixtures for deep sport diving, and for penetration into shipwrecks. He is the author of The Last Dive (Harper Collins) and has published numerous articles; he has been a Fellow of the Explorers Club since 1995.
Regina “Sunny” Sonnenrein, BS
Sunny’s background includes work for major corporations both in her native Germany and the US, before changing careers and becoming a paramedic. She served in various busy EMS systems in NY and CT. Becoming a CHT in the early 1990s combined her EMS, SCUBA and fire department experiences.
Sunny worked in marketing for a hyperbaric equipment manufacturer, with responsibilities in sales, research and compliance. At LST, she is responsible for all aspects of marketing and social media.
JACQUES F. VIEWEG
Jacques brings decades of background and experience in mechanical engineering to LST’s research and maintenance projects. With his expertise in R&D, product testing; and patent development, LST relies on Jacques for his talents and problem-solving abilities in mechanical and electrical engineering, welding; and robotics. Jacques directs the fabrication and installation of gas panels, all technical aspects of clinical research and materials testing, as well as all maintenance and repairs for hypo- and hyperbaric chamber systems.
BOK Y. LEE, MD, FACS
Chairman of Clinical Research and Development
Dr. Lee is a distinguished, internationally recognized vascular surgeon with more than 200 published scientific articles and 9 books to his credit. His latest books are: The Wound Management Manual (McGraw-Hill, 2005) and The Spinal Cord Injured Patient (Second Edition, Demos, 2002). Dr. Lee served on the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons for six years (1993-1999). He has been Professor of Surgery (NY Medical College, Valhalla, NY), Director of Surgical Research (Sound Shore Medical Center, New Rochelle, NY) and Adjunct Professor (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY).
Dr. Lee is actively involved in conducting hyperbaric research with the Life Support Technologies team.