VP of Product Development
Ed is a jack of all trades and master of one – project management, applying his skills to facilitate the award-winning work of the production team, managing resources and timelines.
A graduate of Case Western Reserve University with a Master of Arts degree in Art Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Medical Illustration, Ed has spent his career creating health content and enjoys working on a variety of projects with talented professionals tackling the latest developments in medicine.
When not in front of his laptop, he can be found working in his garden, playing with his fur babies (two cats, two mini bull terriers), and reading the latest science fiction bestseller.
Content Production Project Manager
Cindy considers herself a Georgia native, moving there when she was seven. She left Georgia to attend college at Purdue University (because it was far away from home and expensive, according to her dad), where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Science and survived the winters.
Before joining Nucleus, Cindy spent over 20 years in the clinical development and research industry doing her small part in helping bring new medications to market. Throughout her years in clinical research, Cindy managed and oversaw numerous clinical trials, honing her project management skills. She is now excited to be applying her extensive project management skills to support the award-winning and innovative work of the Nucleus production team.
In her free time, Cindy enjoys reading, time with friends and family, including her two dogs, beach vacations, movies, music, and singing at the top of her lungs in her car even though she can’t carry a tune.
Sales Director, Healthcare
After growing up in California and Japan, including a year studying abroad in Tokyo, Barbara received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Japanese Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, which makes her the first Nucleus Banana Slug.
She embarked on a career in software marketing and sales in Silicon Valley while raising her family, and working in healthcare and education IT organizations, which brought her to Atlanta, Georgia. Barbara joined Nucleus in 2016 and enjoys partnering with healthcare and education clients and working with the amazing Nucleus team to provide content solutions for healthcare education and marketing.
When not working, Barbara enjoys visiting art and fashion museums, reading, listening to jazz, admiring (and maintaining) her garden, good sushi and dark roast coffee, and relaxing with family, friends, and grand-dog Henry.
Senior Account Manager
A Chicago native, Leticia took an unconventional path in her career. Before getting her degree, she worked as a receptionist for the Yellow Pages. In five short years, she received several promotions, becoming the youngest Sales Support Operations Manager in the company’s history. Leticia worked for this organization for over nineteen years until the internet replaced print media. She would eventually complete her studies at DePaul University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus in Organizational Development. She held various sales support roles throughout her career, eventually leading to more customer-facing positions.
In 2014, Leticia relocated to the Atlanta metropolitan area, working in the environmental solutions field as Senior Client Manager and Supervisor of Operations (Document Management) before joining Nucleus in 2020. In her role as Senior Account Manager, she has experienced numerous rewarding opportunities while providing viable education and marketing solutions for our target audience in the healthcare and education market.
Outside of work, Leticia loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and hosting small gatherings.
Mary Beth Clough
Senior Medical Editor
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Mary Beth has made Atlanta her home since 1992 – but sometimes, she misses the snow. Her love of art and science first led her to the Cleveland Institute of Art, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Medical Illustration. Craving more knowledge, she moved on to get a Master of Science degree in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia.
She began her career at A.D.A.M., Inc., where she illustrated, animated, and wrote medical animation scripts for the world’s first dissectible human software. Visual storytelling experience and medical knowledge gained from that work led to an opportunity at Nucleus to focus solely on writing medical animation scripts. Since 2006, she has written or edited over 1,000 scripts for a variety of objectives and audiences. She derives great satisfaction from the “aha” moment when viewers finally understand something about science or their body after viewing a Nucleus animation.
When not staring at a computer, she works in her yard, watches classic sci-fi movies (“Alien” is a favorite), travels, reads, or spends time with family.
Senior Medical Writer
A lifelong Georgia resident, Mike hails from Augusta — home of the Masters golf tournament! Unfortunately, Mike doesn’t care much for golf.
With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Augusta University under his belt, he got his Master of Science degree in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia. Afterward, he designed and illustrated medical trial exhibits for attorneys. He then transitioned into creating anatomy and physiology graphics for a now-defunct consumer health information company, A.D.A.M., Inc.
As a Nucleus medical scriptwriter for over a decade, he is passionate about learning most areas of science, and appreciates medical/scientific writing that avoids or explains technical jargon. The coronavirus pandemic has put a sharp focus on the general public’s need to understand basic science and how it affects their health.
Senior Medical Animator
Hoc is a self-appointed Southern boy, although he is an import from Cambodia. He developed a knack for animation while working on his Master of Arts degree in Medical and Biological Illustration at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Prior to joining Nucleus, he enjoyed working alongside surgeons, professors, and researchers at two different medical schools. What he finds most engaging about the profession is witnessing the advancement of medical innovation and using ever-changing trends and technology in visual storytelling to share it with the world. He also served on the Board of Governors for the Association of Medical Illustrators 2018-2021.
When he is not in front of his computer, Hoc enjoys working out, running, hiking, and playing basketball and tennis. He also occasionally juggles and rides his unicycles.
Senior Medical Animator
Doug is an award-winning Medical Illustrator and Animator with specialized experience combining acute observational skills with scientific and anatomical accuracy. Doug uses software applications as his palette to develop compelling images, novel illustrations, and 3D animations.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts from the University of South Carolina at Aiken, Doug earned a Master of Science degree in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia. He began his career working for the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. Next, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the northeastern U.S. Before joining Nucleus, he was operating an LLC.
Originally from the Pittsburgh area, Doug moved to the South when he was young and put down roots. He is a space and aviation enthusiast and enjoys searching for fossils, minerals, and gemstones. He’s embarrassed by his extensive Lego collection.
Tara has lived up and down the east coast, but she calls Richmond, Virginia, home. Following her love of art and the natural world, Tara studied Scientific Illustration at the University of Georgia. Upon graduation, she completed her Master of Science degree in Medical Illustration from Augusta University.
Before joining Nucleus, Tara began her career creating medical animations and illustrations to aid in the courtroom. Additionally, she developed cutting-edge products to visualize traumatic brain injuries. Tara is passionate about continually learning new software and techniques to effectively communicate medical information for an array of audiences.
Some of her hobbies include traveling, hunting and fishing, spending time with her cat, Chicho, playing guitar, weightlifting, and being a diehard Georgia Bulldogs fan. In her mind, she is a professional surfer… but she still has a long way to go on that one.
Jenna is a medical animator from Portland, Oregon. She earned a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2020. Through her undergraduate studies, Jenna earned a Bachelor of Science degree and an Associate degree in the Arts. As a result, Jenna has a broad range of knowledge spanning the hard and soft sciences, including anatomy, psychology, vertebrate physiology, and pathology.
Today, Jenna uses her many years of professional experience to help clients bring their ideas to life. She has a wonderful aesthetic style and passion for animation. She approaches every project with enthusiasm.
In her free time, Jenna enjoys watching movies with her cat, Cecilia, baking sweet treats, and playing board games with her friends.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Clara earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. She received her Master of Science degree in Medical Illustration from Augusta University.
Clara started her biomedical animation career working for the BioClock Studio at UCSD, where she wrote scripts and created animations to enhance undergraduate courses. Since then, she has produced medical illustrations and animations for various scientific research groups and medical device companies. Clara is passionate about using motion design techniques to create engaging media that positively impact the scientific community.
During her free time, Clara enjoys playing tennis, trying new restaurants, and teaching tricks to her one-eyed cat, Kakashi.
Production Director, Senior Medical Illustrator
Brian was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, but has called Atlanta, Georgia home for over 33 years. Brian graduated with Honors from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Medical Illustration.
He has worked in the field since graduating in 1989 and has been with Medical Legal Art since its formation in 1997. In addition to creating custom medical exhibits and proposals for MLA’s clients, he also acts as the production director for the legal market and is a senior illustrator.
When not in the Atlanta metro area, he often spends time with his family in the North Georgia mountains at their cabin, enjoying the surrounding woods and lake.
Senior Medical Illustrator, Exhibit Consultant
Michael grew up in the Los Angeles suburbs. He studied photography as an undergraduate. Michael has a Master of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Science degree in Medical Illustration.
He has been in the field of medical illustration for 30 years. He began his career illustrating surgeries for the doctor who patented the first lumbar pedicle screw. He spends most of his days consulting with clients, preparing their proposals, and coordinating the schedule of the illustration team.
He currently devotes his free time to reading the books he has always planned to get to but never found the time.
Senior Medical Illustrator, Medical Writer
Leslie graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Scientific Illustration and went on to earn her Master of Arts degree in Medical and Biological Illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She lived in Baltimore and worked in the medical-legal field before moving back home to Georgia and joining Nucleus in 2007.
As a medical illustrator and medical writer, she enjoys working with clients to develop compelling and scientifically accurate visuals to tell their stories. Leslie is a board-certified medical illustrator and an active member and Fellow of the Association of Medical Illustrators.
Senior Medical Illustrator, Maintenance Director
Damian was born in Michigan. After a series of moves, his family finally landed in South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Then, a stone’s throw away landed him at the Medical College of Georgia, where he received his Master of Science degree in Medical Illustration.
After graduating, he honed his skills in the medical-legal field as an illustrator and animator. After a short hiatus working as a contractor, he moved back South to Georgia, where he joined the Nucleus family in 2014. With his previous experience and easy-going personality, it was a smooth transition. He quickly became an integral part of the MLA team, creating exhibits and animations, brainstorming on case strategies, and ensuring the walls in the office weren’t crumbling down.
You will have a hard time finding Damian sitting still when he isn’t behind the screen. The challenge of soaking in new knowledge and learning new skills pushes him. From painting, building furniture and houses, restoring cars, playing in bands, masonry, and welding to writing, there isn’t enough time in the day. Still, when those are done, it’s time for the gym, hiking, traveling, movies, repeat.
Senior Medical Illustrator
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Myrna is fluent in Spanish and English. She earned her Master of Science degree in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia. Myrna is also a board-certified medical illustrator.
After graduating from MCG in 1997, she returned to Puerto Rico to promote the use of medical illustrations in medicine and health education within the scientific community. While there, she worked on a wide variety of graphic design projects for the Medical Science Campus at the University of Puerto Rico, including newsletters, magazines, college catalogs, posters, billboards, brochures, scientific posters, invitations, letterheads, business cards, envelopes, banners, and two books. She has also done freelance work, including illustrations and design projects for doctors, advertising agencies, and the pharmaceutical industry.
She joined Medical Legal Art in 2007. Her goal is to deliver professional, high-quality images for every project. Her love of creativity and design shows through in the compelling stories and well-designed presentations she creates.
When Myrna is not in the office, she works in her yard or volunteers with her community church teaching children and supporting the hospitality and inner healing ministries.
After graduating from Florida State University, Nic moved to New York, where he spent several years gaining valuable experience working in corporate and educational environments as a lead trainer.
In 2008, he moved to Atlanta and founded 4 Eleven Productions LLC, where he provided consulting and custom content production for small- to medium-sized businesses. He went on to work as an Associate Producer for WebMD, where he helped manage sponsored content production for brands like Eli Lilly.
He eventually landed at Nucleus, where he currently serves as the Post-Production Specialist supporting the sales team with post-production and custom deliveries for clients and partners.
Raised in a talented family in beautiful coastal South Carolina, Bill embarked on a short journey to Atlanta to pursue his childhood dreams in art.
A graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta with over two decades of art direction experience in the healthcare industry, he has developed a mastery of all aspects of the design process. He has passion and creativity for clean and thoughtful design, and thrives on creating visuals with strong identity.
An avid Braves fan, in his spare time he enjoys watching games, volunteering time with the Boy Scouts, and camping trips with his family.