meet the evoke team

Thoughtful innovation is what we do

Transforming the complex field of brain health takes the kind of bright minds and sharp thinkers we’ve gathered here at Evoke.

Management Team

Dave Hagedorn Chief Executive Officer

Dr. David Hagedorn is a clinical health psychology and neuropsychology expert and a recognized leader in the clinical neuroscience field. As an international speaker and instructor for advanced psycho-neuro electrophysiology assessments and interventions, Dave has a specialized skillset in working with patients with traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and ADHD.

Morgan Ingemanson PHD, Director Medical Affairs

Electrophysiology science and clinical applications maven, Morgan has doctoral training in functional neuroimaging in Neurobiology from UC Irvine. At Evoke, she’s the leading expert in computational EEG/ERP neuroimaging biomarkers and the Principal Investigator for ongoing Research & Development efforts.

Eileen Sukumaran Chief Operating Officer

Eileen is an FDA specialist and operations ninja with 18 years experience in medical device commercialization. Prior to Evoke, she served as Director of Operations for Nephros Inc (NASDAQ: NEPH). Her management experience includes working with start-ups in developing operational strategies, identifying regulatory risks, and executing infrastructure frameworks.

Gordon Smith Chief Information Officer

With experience as a leader, technologist, board member, and author, Gordon is the grand maestro behind Evoke tech infrastructure. He has created significant intellectual property value for firms including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, The New York Stock Exchange, Citibank, Towers Watson, and NASA.

Founders

Dave Hagedorn PhD

Dr. David Hagedorn is a clinical health psychology and neuropsychology expert and a recognized leader in the clinical neuroscience field. As an international speaker and instructor for advanced psycho-neuro electrophysiology assessments and interventions, Dave has a specialized skillset in working with patients with traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and ADHD.

Nicole Hagedorn DO

Dr. Nicole Hagedorn has been in medical practice since 1998, focusing on scientific bio-identical hormone applications and functional integrative medicine. She holds advanced certifications from the American Board of Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine (ABAARM) and the American College of Anti-Aging Sports Medicine Professionals (ACASP).

James Thompson PHD

Dr. James Thompson is a Certified Kinesiologist with doctoral training in Kinesiology and Psychophysiology from Pennsylvania State University. James has worked with many high-level athletic programs to improve neuro-safety and cognitive performance and is well published in the fields of EEG, traumatic brain injury, sports-related concussions, and peak performance.

Scientific Advisory Board

Dave Hagedorn PhD

Dr. David Hagedorn is a clinical health psychology and neuropsychology expert and a recognized leader in the clinical neuroscience field. As an international speaker and instructor for advanced psycho-neuro electrophysiology assessments and interventions, Dave has a specialized skillset in working with patients with traumatic brain injury, PTSD, and ADHD.

John Polich PhD

Dr. John Polich is considered the world’s leading expert on event related potentials, a non-invasive methodology for brain response analysis. Over the course of his distinguished 20+ year career, he has applied his expertise and thought leadership in the study of various clinical populations resulting in more than 250 publications.

David Merrill MD, PhD

Dr. David Merrill is an adult and geriatric psychiatrist with double-board certification in Psychiatry and Neurology. For decades, Dr. Merrill has worked with patients with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. He currently serves as Director of the Pacific Brain Health Center at Providence Saint John’s Health Center’s Pacific Neuroscience Institute in Santa Monica, CA.