Our Team

The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.

We are an enthusiastic, dedicated team with years of successful event organizing experience. Big or small, with your vision and the Vision Expo team, your event will stand out from the competitors. When choosing our team members we were looking for people who have unquestionable apprehension of the industry as well as spotless work ethics and creative skills. With us you’re not getting just a service, you’re getting a partner which will guide and support you every step along the planning process.

Pat Pokorny
General Manager
In 2014 Pat joined the NYSORA/NWAC organisation, and along with Professor Hadzic, set up Vision Expo, based in New York. She is currently the general manager.
Dr. Admir Hadžić
Co-Founder
Dr. Hadžić has been at the forefront of academic anesthesiology for 2 decades. His work has substantially contributed to the development of functional regional anesthesia anatomy, standardized techniques of nerve blocks, understanding of outcome benefits of regional anesthesia, and monitoring principles to improve the safety of regional anesthesia.
Sophie Pokorny
Project Executive
Matthew Becker
AV Services
In 2012 Matt joined NYSORA/NWAC as support staff for his first international meeting. Since then, his responsibilities have grown with time eventually becoming the AudioVisual Director as well the voice of all Vision Expo related media.
Charles Nguyen
Director of Marketing
Charles has over 15 years’ experience in digital, social and database marketing, with a focus on CRM. He also specializes in email marketing, contact strategy development, program optimization, marketing analytics, segmentation, modeling, and data analysis.
Adriana Braje
Digital Media Communications
Adriana has been working with Vision Expo since 2015. and has helped develop the anesthesiologist community for NYSORA and NWAC through social media, record and edit various educational and promotional materials for NYSORA website at the highest quality standards.
Paul Maupin
Communications Manager
A member of the Vision Expo team since 2015, Paul manages the web presence of all Vision Expo events. His duties range from web design and development to editing and publishing of newsletters to on-site assistance at Vision Expo events.