About Us

The success of TransWorld Heart Corporation is due to the dedication and expertise of TransWorld Heart Corporation employees working together toward our ultimate goal of improving function and quality of life for patients suffering from heart disease.


The TransWorld Heart Corporation management team brings a depth of proven experience developing innovative medical products and building a successful medical device company. Represented in the backgrounds of most of our team are some Fortune 100 companies such as; Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, and Guidant.


Meet Our Team


Charles Richardson, M.D Chairman

Jim Hausman Chief Financial Officer

Shirley Secrest VP of Global Data Management

Cary Linsky, PhD, M.B.A. Director of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs

Franz W. Kellar, M.B.A. Chief Operations Officer

Don Crawford VP of Sales and Marketing

Frank Herr, C.P.A Director of Finance

Colleen Caldwell-Juras, RN Field Clinical Engineer

Mary Loop Clinical Development Director

Phyllis Long Administrative Supervisor