Our People

Our core group of experts in the fields of ophthalmology,
radiation therapy, radiation physics, industrial design, engineering and manufacturing.
Paul T. Finger, MD

Paul T. Finger, MD

Founder, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Science Officer

Dr. Finger is an internationally recognized specialist in ocular tumors, orbital disease and ophthalmic radiation therapy. He has led, participated in and developed guidelines for radiation therapy organizations (The American Brachytherapy Society and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine). Dr. Finger has developed several improved methods of radiation for intraocular and orbital tumors. He has performed and published many studies of ophthalmic radiation side-effects. Dr. Finger has been awarded many US patents and has invented and published on palladium-103 plaque radiation for intraocular tumors and benign growths. In addition, Dr. Finger created the first light-defined ocular radiation implants.

Dr. Finger is a Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine. He is also founding director of the Ocular Tumor Services at The New York Eye Cancer Center, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and New York University School of Medicine.

As an attending physician at Northwell Health, then the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary; Dr. Finger has supervised hundreds of physicians and graduate students for over 34 years. He has authored over 300 scientific publications and has given innumerable invited lectures to both professional and academic audiences around the world. His awards include: The Secretariat and the Senior Achievement Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Toby S. Welles

Toby S. Welles

Vice-President of Design and Development

Toby Welles has had rich experience as a consulting industrial designer for over 40 years. In that time he has designed and developed products in such diverse fields as medical products, helicopters, trains, ergonomic furniture, consumer electronics, computer equipment, cameras, solar products, and exercise equipment. A graduate of Brown University/Rhode Island School of Design, he founded Design Core in 1986. His firm pioneered and advanced the use of sophisticated 3D computer graphics techniques in the design field, not only for design and development, but for visualization, simulation, educational and advertising purposes.

With many patents as a result of his work, his reputation as an innovator is well established. His broad experience with a wide variety of manufacturing techniques and materials is a knowledge-base that is invaluable as he directs the development of groundbreaking devices at Liberty Vision, where he has applied his knowledge since its inception.

Kyle Mohney

Kyle Mohney

Vice-President of Operations

Kyle Mohney is a mechanical engineer with 17 years of experience within the medical device industry.  Past engineering roles within the industry include new product development, product testing, manufacturing, continuous improvement, post-market quality assurance, product failure analysis, and field service.  In 2002 Mr. Mohney joined Stryker Instruments (NYSE: SYK) where he worked with a cross functional team to launch the next generation of the company’s flagship product family, System 6.  From 2006-10, as a Senior Quality Engineer, he oversaw post market surveillance of Stryker’s Neuro, Spine, and ENT products and led several product design improvements. Throughout his 15 years at Stryker Mr. Mohney also mentored several student interns and taught “Quality First, Customers Always” on-boarding classes to new hires.  

His wide range of experience from the beginning of product development through post-market surveillance and product improvement gives him a broad perspective of the medical device life cycle which is a strong asset for Liberty Vision.

Pamela A. Banks, Esq.

Pamela A. Banks, Esq.

Legal Counsel

Pamela A. Banks is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut and is an accomplished business attorney with both corporate and law firm experience. With over 26 years of legal experience, she has supported entire business enterprises, providing fully integrated legal counsel and experience in a variety of industries including consumer products, alcohol/beverage, chemical, manufacturing, retail, and construction. In 1998 Ms. Banks joined Ethan Allen (NYSE: ETH) and in 2002 she became Vice
President, General Counsel and Secretary of the home furnishings retailer and manufacturer, handling legal and business issues and transactions including corporate, contracts, labor and employment, real estate, commercial, and distribution. In 2013 Ms. Banks opened a practice predominately serving the Fairfield and Westchester County areas. Ms. Banks is the President of the Ridgefield Education Foundation, on the Board of the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Chamber’s Advisory Council and a Girl Scout Leader.

Ms. Banks represents clients in the following industries: franchising,
construction, medical device development, industrial development, architecture, software development, commercial property, manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, leasing, bowling supplies, manufacturers’ representatives, and service providers.

Rodger Paxton

Rodger Paxton

Systems Administrator

Rodger Paxton has 20 years of experience in Information Technology and Systems Administration, with the past ten years in the medical industry as the person primarily responsible for all state and federal regulations, electronic medical records, patient portals, and patient outcomes software. He has also been responsible for the management, design, and development processes of various medical software packages for companies to ensure patient records and outcomes meet regulatory requirements and gave the companies the desired patient outcomes. This experience gives him a broad knowledge which aids him in helping Liberty Vision bring the iWand™ product to market with the quality and efficacy that our patients deserve.

Ken Justice

Ken Justice

Engineer & Project Manager

Ken has a broad background spanning the entire product development lifecycle, with focus on requirements validation, development for transitioning to production, cross-discipline product integration, and verification / qualification. An electrical engineer by degree, aerospace systems engineer by trade, his areas of contribution include mechanical hardware, electronics, software, firmware and embedded systems, and internet-connected devices/IoT. As a project manager he focuses on critical path analysis, performance to cost and schedule, and risk reduction and mitigation. For more than 20 years, Ken has contributed to and managed projects of all sizes, from individual sprints at startup companies to multi-million-dollar helicopter development programs.

Paul T. Finger, MD

Paul T. Finger, MD

Founder, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Science Officer

Dr. Finger is an internationally recognized specialist in ocular tumors, orbital disease and ophthalmic radiation therapy. He has led, participated in and developed guidelines for radiation therapy organizations (The American Brachytherapy Society and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine). Dr. Finger has developed several improved methods of radiation for intraocular and orbital tumors. He has performed and published many studies of ophthalmic radiation side-effects. Dr. Finger has been awarded many US patents and has invented and published on palladium-103 plaque radiation for intraocular tumors and benign growths. In addition, Dr. Finger created the first light-defined ocular radiation implants.

Dr. Finger is a Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine. He is also founding director of the Ocular Tumor Services at The New York Eye Cancer Center, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and New York University School of Medicine.

As an attending physician at Northwell Health, then the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary; Dr. Finger has supervised hundreds of physicians and graduate students for over 34 years. He has authored over 300 scientific publications and has given innumerable invited lectures to both professional and academic audiences around the world. His awards include: The Secretariat and the Senior Achievement Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Toby S. Welles

Toby S. Welles

Director of Design

Toby Welles has had rich experience as a consulting industrial designer for over 40 years. In that time he has designed and developed products in such diverse fields as medical products, helicopters, trains, ergonomic furniture, consumer electronics, computer equipment, cameras, solar products, and exercise equipment. A graduate of Brown University/Rhode Island School of Design, he founded Design Core in 1986. His firm pioneered and advanced the use of sophisticated 3D computer graphics techniques in the design field, not only for design and development, but for visualization, simulation, educational and advertising purposes. With many patents as a result of his work, his reputation as an innovator is well established. His broad experience with a wide variety of manufacturing techniques and materials is a knowledge-base that is invaluable as he directs the development of groundbreaking devices at Liberty Vision, where he has applied his knowledge since its inception.

Kyle Mohney

Kyle Mohney

Vice-President of Operations

Kyle Mohney is a mechanical engineer with 17 years of experience within the medical device industry.  Past engineering roles within the industry include new product development, product testing, manufacturing, continuous improvement, post-market quality assurance, product failure analysis, and field service.  In 2002 Mr. Mohney joined Stryker Instruments (NYSE: SYK) where he worked with a cross functional team to launch the next generation of the company’s flagship product family, System 6.  From 2006-10, as a Senior Quality Engineer, he oversaw post market surveillance of Stryker’s Neuro, Spine, and ENT products and led several product design improvements. Throughout his 15 years at Stryker Mr. Mohney also mentored several student interns and taught “Quality First, Customers Always” on-boarding classes to new hires.  

His wide range of experience from the beginning of product development through post-market surveillance and product improvement gives him a broad perspective of the medical device life cycle which is a strong asset for Liberty Vision.

Pamela A. Banks, Esq.

Pamela A. Banks, Esq.

Legal Counsel

Pamela A. Banks is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut and is an accomplished business attorney with both corporate and law firm experience. With over 26 years of legal experience, she has supported entire business enterprises, providing fully integrated legal counsel and experience in a variety of industries including consumer products, alcohol/beverage, chemical, manufacturing, retail, and construction. In 1998 Ms. Banks joined Ethan Allen (NYSE: ETH) and in 2002 she became Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the home furnishings retailer and manufacturer, handling legal and business issues and transactions including corporate, contracts, labor and employment, real estate, commercial, and distribution. In 2013 Ms. Banks opened a practice predominately serving the Fairfield and Westchester County areas. Ms. Banks is the President of the Ridgefield Education Foundation, on the Board of the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Chamber’s Advisory Council and a Girl Scout Leader.

Ms. Banks represents clients in the following industries: franchising, construction, medical device development, industrial development, architecture, software development, commercial property, manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, leasing, bowling supplies, manufacturers’ representatives, and service providers.

Rodger Paxton

Rodger Paxton

Systems Administrator

Rodger Paxton has 20 years of experience in Information Technology and Systems Administration, with the past ten years in the medical industry as the person primarily responsible for all state and federal regulations, electronic medical records, patient portals, and patient outcomes software. He has also been responsible for the management, design, and development processes of various medical software packages for companies to ensure patient records and outcomes meet regulatory requirements and gave the companies the desired patient outcomes. This experience gives him a broad knowledge which aids him in helping Liberty Vision bring the iWand™ product to market with the quality and efficacy that our patients deserve.

Ken Justice

Ken Justice

Engineer & Project Manager

Ken has a broad background spanning the entire product development lifecycle, with focus on requirements validation, development for transitioning to production, cross-discipline product integration, and verification/qualification. An electrical engineer by degree, aerospace systems engineer by trade, his areas of contribution include mechanical hardware, electronics, software, firmware and embedded systems, and internet-connected devices/IoT. As a project manager he focuses on critical path analysis, performance to cost and schedule, and risk reduction and mitigation. For more than 20 years, Ken has contributed to and managed projects of all sizes, from individual sprints at startup companies to multi-million-dollar helicopter development programs.

Scientific Advisory Board Members

Wolfgang AG Sauerwein, MD

Wolfgang AG Sauerwein, MD

Radiation Oncology – Medical Physics

Wolfgang Sauerwein MD is an internationally, recognized radiation oncologist from Essen, Germany. As Professor and Vice Chair of Radiation Oncology at the University of Duisburg-Essen, he has had extensive experience with beta-irradiation, brachytherapy, charged-particles, radiation protection and dosimetry. His world-wide contacts in radiation therapy has proved invaluable to LV Liberty Vision. His extensive knowledge is reflected in the over 400 papers, chapters and presentations he has written and presented around the world. He is currently a principle investigator for a 30 center, international big-data SORRT registry study of ophthalmic radiation side-effects. Liberty Vision can think of no one more qualified to help guide us within the world of radiation therapy; particularly in Europe and Japan. Dr. Sauerwein will coordinate physical testing and help with a European trial for CE if needed.

Mark J. Rivard, PhD

Mark J. Rivard, PhD

Medical Physics, Dosimetry and Radiation Safety

Dr. Rivard is Medical Physicist at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence RI and an Adjunct Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is a clinical medical physicist with internationally-recognized expertise in brachytherapy dosimetry. He has championed this treatment modality within the AAPM, ABS, ASTRO, and ESTRO societies through numerous board appointments, committee assignments, and task group chairmanships. Dr. Rivard is a Council Member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, serves on radiotherapy editorial boards in leadership roles specific to clinical medical physics, and has received substantial extramural support for his various research programs. He has partnered with several radiotherapy companies to develop novel treatment devices for advancing patient care.