Brian Gaden BS RRT, RPSGT
TSSP President
Brian graduated from San Jacinto College central in May 1996 with an Associates degree in Respiratory Care. He began his healthcare career with Houston Methodist Hospital immediately upon graduation. During his 12 years with Houston Methodist, Brian served as a clinical Respiratory Therapist, a Respiratory Care Manager and the Director of one of first AASM accredited sleep laboratories in Houston. Brian received his RPSGT credential in 2003 while working with Houston Methodist. In 2009, Brian received his Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care from the University of Texas in Galveston. In 2007 Brian left Houston Methodist and joined Respironics as a clinical specialist. He worked with Philips Respironics through January of 2015 when he joined a small Houston based medical equipment company, Respiratory Quality Services (RQS). RQS provided home ventilators for patients suffering from neuromuscular diseases such as ALS. In addition, RQS had a robust sleep therapy program that served patients all over the Houston area. In 2017, Brian left RQS to rejoin Philips Respironics as a Respiratory Specialist. Brian is a founding member of the TSSP along with Jeff Tangman, Dr. Greg Marshall and several others. The TSSP story began in a hotel meeting room in 2005 and continues on to this day.

Cindy Jon M.D., TSSP
Vice President
Dr. Jon is a pediatric pulmonologist and sleep specialist who treats children with various respiratory and sleep disorders. I trained at the University of Texas (UT) – Houston Health Science Center for medical school, residency and fellowship. After she finished her fellowship in 2007, she joined the faculty at UT – Houston McGovern Medical School. Since then, her role has expanded to the Associate Program director of the Pediatric Pulmonary fellowship and Medical Director of the Pediatric Sleep Center at Memorial Hermann Memorial City in Houston. Currently, her focus is to develop a comprehensive pediatric sleep medicine program at UT

Mir Medhi RPSGT

MIR MEHDI RPSGT
Treasurer
“Mir Ali Mehdi is a Registered Polysomnographic Technologist who has been in the field of sleep medicine for the last 19 years. He was introduced to the this amazing field through a psychology project while pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree. After completing his degree he continued to work as a night technologist and later moved to the day shift.  He loves to stay informed and keep a hands on approach and still loves working a few nights a month.  He has worked in Toronto Canada and currently has been working in the Capacity of a Chief Technologist in the Houston area for the last 10 years.”

 

 

Eva Alegria BS RRT, RPSGT
TSSP Secretary
Eva Alegria began her career in Respiratory Therapy over 18 years ago. She has worked in many clinical areas including respiratory management. As a manager, she assisted in the planning and development of the sleep center for St Luke’s Patients Medical. Eva has assisted in accreditation and the reaccreditation process.  She is the sleep educator for Baylor St Luke’s PAP clinic. She has become a key point person in managing and preparing authorizations for sleep patients. While working in the PAP clinic, she has developed techniques in the mask fitting and education process that aim toward higher compliance for struggling PAP users.  Eva is currently consulting in the authorization process as she continues to share information she has acquired to assist others to minimize denials. She continues to share her knowledge with others to help patients overcome obstacles surrounding their mask and machine. She also currently serves as a board member for TSSP.