Overview

PulsePoint Foundation

Mission

PulsePoint is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is to make it much easier for citizens who are trained in CPR to use their life saving skills to do just that…save lives! Through the use of modern, location-aware mobile devices PulsePoint is building applications that work with local public safety agencies to improve communications with citizens and empower them to help reduce the millions of annual deaths from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Board

The foundation is guided by an Advisory Board made up of visionaries in the tech and medical industries, including Dr. Ben Bobrow of the Arizona Department of Health Services, Co-Founder and Co-CEO Dave Duffield of Workday, CIO Tim Ferguson of Northern Kentucky University, CEO Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media, and Past President Jack Parow of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. The Board also includes a list of influential community leaders and business professionals including Bill Coy, Director of Leadership Learning at Omidyar Fellows, Petros Dermetzis, VP of Development at Workday, Joe Farrell, CEO of Redwood Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Don Ledoux, Partner at Summit Financial Group and Matt Stamey, Board President at the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District. Richard Price, former Fire Chief of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, serves as the Foundation’s president. Learn more about the board here.

History

Development of the PulsePoint app began in June, 2009 as a partnership between the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District (SRVFPD) and the College of Informatics at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). The application was originally released in the Apple App Store in April, 2010. The first release of the app did not contain the location-aware CPR/AED notification capability. That functionality came in a subsequent version released for the iPhone on January 25, 2011. The second version was also the result of a successful collaboration between the Fire District and NKU. Both versions used a Computer-aided Dispatch (CAD) interface developed by FirstOnScene, LLC. At a meeting in February, 2011 the Board of Directors of the SRVFPD established a committee to address the affairs related to the application, including the transfer of responsibility for the software to an independent and external non-profit foundation. This ultimately resulted in the formation of the PulsePoint Foundation to oversee the future direction of the application. The first meeting of the new PulsePoint Board occurred on June 1, 2011. The original design of the application and backend services could only process incident data from a single dispatch system and only supported iOS devices. The foundation turned to Workday, Inc. to design a multi-jurisdictional, multi-client infrastructure that could handle the worldwide interest in the app and add support for popular client platforms in addition to the iPhone.

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Meet Our Board

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Matt Stamey
Chairman of the Board

Richard Price

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Richard Price
Founder/President

Don Ledoux

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Don Ledoux
Treasurer

Petros Dermetzis

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Petros Dermetzis
Board Member

Joe Farrell

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Joe Farrell
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Chris Ernst

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Chris Ernst
Board Member

Roger Brothers

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Roger Brothers
General Counsel

Bentley Bobrow, MD

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Bentley Bobrow, MD
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Dave Duffield

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Dave Duffield
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Timothy Ferguson

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Timothy Ferguson
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Tim O'Reilly

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Tim O’Reilly
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Jack Parow

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Jack Parow
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Matt Stamey
Chairman of the Board

Matt Stamey is a director and president of Stamey Management Group, an Arizona corporation focusing on agriculture, real estate and equity investments. Stamey is a retired business management executive with 30 years experience developing, negotiating, and managing national contracts with Fortune 500 corporations. Additional emphasis was on organization development and P/L responsibility for operational success. In addition, Matt is a member of the Board of Directors for the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District. Matt is Chairman of the Personnel Committee and sits on the Long Term Planning committee. Matt brings his business experience to the Board which serves the citizens of the San Ramon Valley. Stamey is a charter member of the Dougherty Valley/San Ramon Rotary club and served as event chair for the Charter Dinner. Matt is also a member of the Dougherty Valley/San Ramon Rotary Foundation, a non-profit organization as Treasurer.

Matt is a board member of the 100 Club of Contra Costa, serving on the finance committee. The 100 Club is an organization dedicated to providing assistance for the families of fallen peace officers and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty. Matt is also involved with the Danville area Chamber of Commerce and Leadership San Ramon, class of 2010/2011.

Stamey is a graduate of Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business (BS, Management). Matt has post graduate studies of Advanced Management; University of Chicago and has completed various courses of advanced leadership training from Carew International.

Richard Price

Richard Price
Founder/President

Richard Price is President of the PulsePoint Foundation. Price retired as the Fire Chief for the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District on December 31, 2012 after a distinguished thirty-three year fire service career. Price has a strong technical background and is well known for using technology to shape management processes and encourage civic engagement.

In 2012, Chief Price was named “Citizen of the Year” in his hometown of Danville. Price is the 2012 American Heart Association “Heart of Gold” honoree and a 2013 JEMS “Innovator in EMS”.

Price holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from California State University Hayward. He is a California State Certified Fire Chief and is an internationally certified Chief Fire Officer (CFO). In 2009 Price completed the four- year Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program at the National Fire Academy in Maryland. Price is a graduate of the Harvard University Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program at the Kennedy School of Government and the Strategic Management of Public Organizations Program at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. In 2011 Price graduated from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Price is also a Certified Special District Administrator (SDA).

Price is President of the San Ramon Valley Exchange Club and a member of the San Ramon Regional Medical Center Hospital Governing Board. Price is Past President of Leadership San Ramon Valley, Past President of the Contra Costa County Fire Chiefs Association and a past Incident Commander on both the Contra Costa County and East Bay Incident Management Teams.

Don Ledoux

Don Ledoux
Treasurer

Don Ledoux is a Financial Advisor with and founding member of Summit Financial Group LLC, an independent financial strategies firm specializing in personalized Wealth Management services to individuals, families, executives, and business owners.As a Financial Advisor, his responsibilities include developing and implementing financial strategies, creating and monitoring investment portfolios, and advising clients on all aspects of their financial lives.

Don also provides educational programs to the community, as he regularly teaches various financial based courses that Summit Financial Group offers throughout the tri-valley area.

Don is a member of the East Bay Financial Planning Association (EBFPA), the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and Keiretsu Forum an angel investment group that has contributed to 111 charities. He has earned memberships into the Premier Resource Group and the Million Dollar Roundtable.

He actively gives back to his community by serving on a variety of committees for multiple non-profit organizations supporting veterans, women, seniors, teens, and underprivileged youth. As a current campaign finance committee member of the Veterans Memorial building of San Ramon Valley, Don focuses on volunteer-related special events, fundraising initiatives, and fostering relationships with corporate partners and donors. As a founding board member, Don looks forward to further contributing towards the growth of PulsePoint.

Petros Dermetzis

Petros Dermetzis
Board Member

Petros Dermetzis leads Workday’s development efforts with responsibility for the founding tools and technologies and on-demand operations for Workday Enterprise Business Services. Prior to Workday, Petros spent nine years with PeopleSoft in key development and international field operations roles. He joined PeopleSoft Field Operations in 1996 to build the company’s product suite for Japan and was responsible for all products for the Asia Pacific region. Most recently he held the position of General Manager and Group Vice President of Tools & Technology. In this role he was responsible for all tools and technologies used to build PeopleSoft’s applications, including project management, development environments, performance and benchmarking, usability, translations, documentation, and training materials. He collectively grew these organizations globally to over 1,200 employees in more than a dozen countries.Previously, Petros was founder and CEO of InfoSoft, an exclusive PeopleSoft distributor in southern Europe. InfoSoft focused on localizing and translating PeopleSoft’s products for this region. Petros grew InfoSoft to a 30-person company which closed some of the largest PeopleSoft Financial deals outside of North America before being acquired by PeopleSoft in 1996. Before founding InfoSoft, Petros worked in the consulting and international field operations groups for Dun & Bradstreet Software and was responsible for presales, training, implementation and customer support for all ten countries the company sold into.

He holds a Master of Science in Information Management from Lancaster University and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Marketing Engineering from Huddersfield University. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Joe Farrell

Joe Farrell
Board Member

Joe Farrell is the co-owner and CEO of Redwood Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Inc. in Castro Valley, CA. Joe has been in clinical practice as a Doctor of Physical Therapy for 35 years. For nearly three decades he has been involved in post graduate education as a senior faculty member of the Kaiser Hayward Physical Therapy Fellowship Program in Advanced Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists. Joe was the first President and a founding member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists.Joe brings “real life” personal experience with the emergency medical community to the PulsePoint Foundation. In August, 2007 he saved a man’s life with CPR who was suffering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) on a golf course in the Sierra Mountains. One year later he survived a SCA due to the quick action of an individual who witnessed his SCA and performed CPR on him, as well as the rapid action of the Rocklin Fire Department. These life experiences lead Joe and his wife Edie to become very involved with the local Heart Safe Committee and to become American Heart Association CPR/AED instructors.

In 2010 he was chosen as one of the American Heart Associations Emergency Cardiovascular Care Unit “50 for 50 Survivors” of SCA in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of CPR. This year he was appointed as a member of the American Heart Associations San Francisco Bay Area 2020 Task Force. The goal of the task force is to decrease death from cardiovascular disease in the Bay Area by 20% by the year 2020.

Chris Ernst

Chris Ernst
Board Member

Chris Ernst is vice president marketing and corporate communications for El Camino Hospital. She has more than 25 years of health care marketing and communications experience, including marketing, branding, and corporate media communications, issues/crisis management for both start-ups and mature organizations. During her tenure at El Camino Hospital, Chris has led the implementation of social and mobile marketing strategies, including the recently launched Family Medical Officer (FMO) app to the Silicon Valley as well as the lifesaving technology of the PulsePoint app. Ms. Ernst holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from California State University, Chico.

Roger Brothers

Roger Brothers
General Counsel

Mr. Brothers is a transactional business attorney whose practice includes: general counsel services, including corporate counsel, business and succession planning and debt and equity financing; transactional counsel services, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation and operation, reorganizations and general commercial transactions;  and general counsel to high net worth clients concerning family succession planning including serving clients as “Family Office” CEO.  Mr. Brothers is a graduate of the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (J.D. 1984), and was accepted to the California State Bar in 1985. He attended California State University, Hayward, receiving his B.A. in 1980.

Bentley Bobrow, MD

Bentley Bobrow, MD
Advisory Board Member

Dr. Bentley J. Bobrow is Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and practices emergency medicine at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. His focus is on improving outcomes from time-sensitive emergency medical conditions such as out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury. He has partnered with public health officials, EMS agencies, municipal fire departments, hospitals, university researchers and the public to develop a statewide reporting and educational network for responding to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. This system of care has resulted in a significant increase in the rates of bystander CPR and a tripling of survival from sudden cardiac arrest in Arizona.

Dr. Bobrow is the past Chair of the American Heart Association Basic Life Support Subcommittee and the Medical Director for the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System at the Arizona Department of Health Services. He is the Director of the Maricopa Integrated Health Services (MIHS) Resuscitation Science Center and the Chair of the MIHS In-hospital Resuscitation Committee. He is a member of the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center and the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona and Co-Investigator for the NIH-funded R01 EPIC Prehospital Traumatic Brain Injury Study. Dr. Bobrow is medical director of a Clinton Global Health Initiative to implement dispatch-assisted CPR across the U.S. and in 11 countries in Asia.

Dave Duffield

Dave Duffield
Advisory Board Member

Dave Duffield is Workday’s co-founder, co-CEO and chief customer advocate. He is also a member of the company’s board of directors. Dave drives the company’s strong commitment to its core values, which include employees, customer service, innovation, integrity and fun.

Dave is an accomplished executive and visionary in the business management, public sector and higher education software industries. Prior to Workday, Dave founded PeopleSoft in 1987 and served as the company’s CEO and board chairman. PeopleSoft grew to be the world’s second-largest ERP application software company before being acquired in 2005. Other companies Dave launched include Integral Systems, Business Software and Information Associates.

Dave received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from Cornell University, and he and his family are the benefactors behind Duffield Hall, a nanoscale science and engineering facility at Cornell. They also support a companion animal welfare foundation, Maddie’s Fund, which devotes its resources to helping create a no-kill nation.

Timothy Ferguson

Timothy Ferguson
Advisory Board Member

Timothy Ferguson is the Associate Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). As CIO since 2007, Tim is responsible for the technology infrastructure, application management and development, help desk, telecommunications, network, mobile and web areas. Tim is also responsible for the Enterprise Systems Group that manages the SAP Administrative Systems at NKU. Tim recently was recognized by Computerworld with the Premier 100 IT Leader 2011 award. Tim also serves on the Dell Platinum Advisory Council. Finally, his team was recognized for forward thinking technology with the 2008 Best of Kentucky Technology Visionary Award.In addition to his role as CIO, Tim also leads the Center for Applied Informatics(CAI). CAI is a technology collaboration platform and is part of the new and exciting College of Informatics. CAI was established to work on technology innovations that will assist international companies in being competitive in a global technology driven marketplace. This innovative research includes leadership in mobile app development for iPhone, iPad, android and many other platforms. The CAI has produced award winning apps with great partnerships with organizations all over the world.

Prior to joining NKU in 2005, Tim was Senior Vice President at Computer Associates (CA), Intl. where he led the Enterprise Systems Management Business Unit including all research and development functions. Tim has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics from NKU where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Tim O'Reilly

Tim O’Reilly
Advisory Board Member

Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. Over the years, Tim has built a culture where sustainable innovation is a key tenet of business philosophy. His active engagement with technology communities both drives the company’s product development and informs its marketing.Tim is also on the board of Safari Books Online and is a partner in O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures.

Tim graduated from Harvard College in 1975 with a B.A. cum laude in classics. His honors thesis explored the tension between mysticism and logic in Plato’s dialogues.

Any discussion of Tim is incomplete without a fuller understanding of the company he founded. O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, honing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

Publisher of the iconic “animal books” for software developers, creator of the first commercial website (GNN), organizer of the summit meeting that gave the open source software movement its name, leader in Gov 2.0 “government as a platform” efforts, and prime instigator of the DIY revolution through its MAKE magazine and Craftzine.com, O’Reilly Media continually concocts new ways to connect people with the information they need.

Jack Parow

Jack Parow
Advisory Board Member

Chief Jack Parow is from Chelmsford, Mass., is past President and Chairman of the Board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. A 35-year veteran of the fire service and held the rank of Chief of Department since 1991. Chief Parow retired as fire chief in Chelmsford MA. the end of 2010 to take on his current position at the IAFC. Chelmsford Fire Rescue is an all career department operating out located on the Route 495 belt outside of Boston. In addition to his duties as fire chief, he led the busiest state hazardous-material team in the state providing coverage for over 90 communities in northeastern MA. For the last 20 years.Active throughout his entire career, Chief Parow has served as president of the New England Division of the IAFC and president of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts and served on the IAFC Election Committee, the Membership Task Force, the Medical Task Force and the IAFC International Code Council regional committee. He is also a member of the IAFC’s VCOS, Fire & Life Safety Section, EMS Section, and Safety, Health and Survival Section, as well as the NFPA. In addition, he has been very active at both the state and federal level in moving vital fire service legislation forward, including funding of the Fire Bill.

Chief Parow holds a master’s degree in business and policy studies, a bachelor’s degree in fire and safety engineering and an associate’s degree in fire science, and he’s an EFOP graduate. He has been a professor at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA., in both the graduate and undergraduate Fire Science and Management Program since 1996. Furthermore, he maintains both his state and national certifications as an emergency medical technician. Chief Parow is very serious when it comes to health and wellness. He is a certified physical trainer and has competed in triathlons and hundreds of road races, including completing five Boston Marathons.

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Join With Us.

The PulsePoint Foundation empowers everyday citizens to provide life‐saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest using a simple mobile app. Instead of relying on fate to place a CPR-trained citizen in the exact location needed at the exact time needed, the PulsePoint app alerts nearby citizen rescuers simultaneously with the dispatch of local paramedics. The app directs these citizens, with a live map, to the nearest AED. This greatly improves the odds that CPR will begin, and an AED will be deployed, within the first few minutes after a cardiac arrest.

Widespread use of the PulsePoint app strengthens the Chain of Survival and helps ensure that patients arrive at local hospitals alive, so they can benefit from all the innovation and interventions that are available to cardiac patients today.

Your tax-deductible contribution* will help expand the availability of this life-saving application. Please help support our critical mission.

 

Donate by Mail
If you wish to mail a donation to the foundation make your check payable to the PulsePoint Foundation and mail to:

PulsePoint Foundation
PO Box 12594
Pleasanton, CA 94588-2594

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*The PulsePoint Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (tax ID 45-2725805). Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Contact

Contact Us

Mailing Address
PulsePoint Foundation
PO Box 12594
Pleasanton, CA 94588-2594

Website
www.pulsepoint.org

Facebook
www.facebook.com/PulsePoint

Twitter
@PulsePoint (General news and updates)
@1000livesaday (Real-time app activations)

General Inquires
info@pulsepoint.org

Product Question, Idea or Problem
developer@pulsepoint.org

Partnerships, Sponsorships, and other Administrative Inquires
Richard Price, President (LinkedIn)
richard.price@pulsepoint.org

Implementation Services
Physio-Control, Inc.
11811 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98073-9706
(800) 442.1142

Media
Shannon Smith
ssmith@smithmediarelations.com

Legal
General Counsel
Roger J. Brothers
Buchman Provine Brothers Smith

EMS Industry/HIPAA
Stephen R. Wirth, Esq.
Page, Wolfberg & Wirth LLC

Intellectual Property
Lee Van Pelt
Terry Wong
Van Pelt, Yi & James LLP

Agency Relationships/EULA
Eugene M. Pak
Stephen McKae
Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP

Nonprofit Governance
Robert Wexler
Adler & Colvin

Advisors
Cleveland Justis
Potrero Group, LLC

Privacy

Privacy Policy

The PulsePoint Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a singular mission – to save lives. Through the use of modern, location-aware mobile devices PulsePoint is building applications that work with local public safety agencies to improve communications with citizens and empower them to help reduce the millions of annual deaths from sudden cardiac arrest. Of equally critical importance is ensuring the anonymity and privacy of potential emergency responders, as well as the victims themselves.

Information We Collect from PulsePoint Respond Users

Use of the PulsePoint Respond mobile application is completely anonymous.

No personally identifiable information from the PulsePoint Respond mobile application, or the device upon which it is installed, is ever collected or retained.

The PulsePoint Respond app never accesses any information on your device.

If you configure the PulsePoint Respond application settings to permit the app to alert you to nearby cardiac attack emergencies, the PulsePoint server will access your current location for immediate reference. In this case, only the current location of your device is known – no movement history is maintained.

Information We Collect from PulsePoint AED Users

When you create a PulsePoint AED account you provide some personal information such as your Facebook or Twitter username. This information may be shared with our member agencies. Some services, such as viewing AED locations or images, do not require registration.

PulsePoint AED is designed to help you share public defibrillator location information with the world. Most of the information you provide us is information you are asking us to make public. This includes not only the AEDs you add but photographs, location confirmations, device check-ins, and other bits of information that result from your use of the app.

Information We Collect Regarding Cardiac Arrest Victims

PulsePoint does not receive, collect, or retain any individually identifiable health information regarding cardiac arrest victims – or anybody else.

The identity of any individual involved in an incident reported by the app, regardless of the nature of the incident, is unknown to PulsePoint.

No personally identifiable information such as name, birth date, or Social Security Number is ever reported to or known by PulsePoint.

Information We Collect From Emergency Dispatch Systems

The information PulsePoint receives from emergency dispatch systems varies by agency. However, in no instance does PulsePoint ever receive or retain personally identifiable information regarding emergency victims or responders. By necessity we receive incident location information from these systems.

Disclosure Information for PulsePoint Respond

We do not collect, retain, or disclose any personal or personally identifiable information or data regarding application users, emergency responders, or emergency victims.

Data Retention

PulsePoint retains the data it collects the purposes of analysis, reporting, technology development, and quality control. This data never includes any personally identifiable information since such information is never collected by PulsePoint. From time to time PulsePoint may share aggregated reports and analysis of this information with qualified partners, agencies, or other third parties.

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at http://www.pulsepoint.org/foundation/#privacy.

Questions About This Notice

If you have any questions about this notice, please contact us at info@pulsepoint.org.