CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.— The Focused Ultrasound Foundation has recruited Mike Cashman, a Bath native, as co-director of Development.

Cashman joins Pamela Minetti to expand the development effort and take the foundation’s unique venture philanthropy model to new supporters, increase the reach of its message, and create novel partnerships with likeminded organizations. The addition of this new position will further the foundation’s efforts to accelerate the development of new applications of focused ultrasound and its widespread adoption as a standard of care.

Prior to joining the foundation, Cashman was the commanding officer of the University of Virginia Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps and professor of Naval Science, teaching leadership and ethics. He recently retired as a Navy captain with almost 29 years of service.

“I am excited to join Pamela, Neal, and the team. I have seen how life-changing this technology is, and I can envision a day when it is a commonly accepted, non-invasive way to treat patients,” Cashman said.

Neal Kassell, M.D., founder and chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, added, “Mike will bring his proven ability to forge strong relationships built on trust to spread the message about focused ultrasound to those who have not heard it, especially those who have the capacity to really make a difference.”

Cashman served as a helicopter pilot and commanded several squadrons all over the world, most notably the Navy’s largest aviation wing located in Norfolk, Va. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine and has earned two master’s degrees: one in strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College and one in national security affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School.

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