About ISA

At International Scientific Advisors (ISA), we lead our military-connected community to continue serving in the health industry.

The ISA Community

Military Personnel

Teach military Veterans and military spouses to navigate federal funding and bring healthtech to market.

Health Companies

Match healthtech companies with expert scientific guidance to accelerate innovation and growth.

Community Partners

Provide a path to support military personnel career-building and partnerships to impact public health.

Meet the Team

Eric Hanson of ISA

Eric Hanson, MD, MPH

CEO & Co-Founder

Prior to starting ISA, Eric worked for ten years in the biomedical industry as a Scientific Advisor and CEO of Tier Seven, where he led the build of company-specific strategic roadmaps to demystify DoD/Federal Agency processes and capture non-dilutive funding.

Eric served for 17 years as an Air Force Aerospace and Preventive Medicine physician with operational deployments as a Sr. Flight Surgeon. He served as the USAF Chair of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP), as well as the Division Chief of Science & Technology at the USAF Surgeon General’s Office, where he led assessments and funding of dual-use (military, civilian) technologies to accelerate translation into DoD settings.

At ISA, Eric brings his wealth of experience to guide biotech/healthtech technology commercialization and the ISA Fellows training provides military-connected personnel with medical backgrounds (Active-duty, Reserve, Guard, Military Spouses, Military Veterans, Researchers, Scientists) new opportunities to enter health and life science industry roles.

Kirtly Raether of ISA

Kirtly Raether

President & Co-Founder

For the last ten years, Kirtly has worked as a Virtual Researcher alongside Scientific Advisor Eric Hanson, now CEO of ISA. He provides knowledge support for clients through identification and evaluation of scientific publications, research collaborations, and non-dilutive funding opportunities to move ground-breaking technologies forward.

Having grown up as a quadruplet in a family with multiple disabilities and chronic conditions, Kirtly is dedicated to advancing medical technologies that can improve the lives of patients. He has a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Tuft’s and has been involved in a wide range of biomedical sectors, from laboratory research and advanced analytics to patient care, and from clinical trials to manufacturing. Kirtly has provided training on numerous research processes and complex technologies, and is now leading the development of training courses at ISA.

As a transgender man and disabled individual, Kirtly is also involved in efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. A primary goal of ISA is to open career opportunities in the health and life sciences to individuals regardless of age, gender, race, or any other identity.

Kasie Valenti of ISA

Kasie Valenti

Director of Community Development

Kasie is an Army Veteran having served 8 years on Active Duty as a Logistics Officer with 1 deployment to Afghanistan. She held positions such as platoon leader, executive officer, battalion logistics officer, company commander, and command planning specialist. Kasie is a first-generation college graduate earning her Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Master’s degree in Management & Leadership, and has completed a certification in Strategic Digital Marketing.

Kasie has 15 years of proven experience in leadership, management, communications, and organizational change. Since leaving the military she has dedicated her work to serving her fellow Veteran and military spouse community. She is married to an Active Duty Army Officer and is currently stationed in Busan, South Korea with their 3 children.

Join the ISA Community

We’re Are Currently Looking For Individuals With:

Nursing experience, research, and specialty training

Aerospace Medicine training and/or NASA experience

Special Ops physicians, nurses, medics, researchers

Contact Us

Contact us if you have questions about the ISA Community.