PulsePoint Foundation


PulsePoint is a 501(c)(3) public non-profit foundation building applications that help public safety agencies inform and engage their citizens.


Only when Fire Chief Richard Price saw paramedics arrive did he realize how close he’d been to a cardiac arrest victim. He understood then how close you could be to someone in need while unaware of the emergency. Trained in CPR, with an AED in his car, he knew he likely could have made a difference in the outcome if he was made aware minutes earlier. He soon wondered if a modern, location-aware mobile phone linked to the local 9-1-1 dispatch center could alert CPR-trained citizens that were in the immediate vicinity and willing to help. These "citizen responders" might be just feet away, on the floor above or in the building next door, like Price. Close enough to make a difference, but far enough away to be unaware of the need for help. Within days of this event, Price's vision for the PulsePoint app was a point on the horizon.


Development of the PulsePoint app began in June 2009 as a partnership between the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District (SRVFPD), where Price was the chief, and the College of Informatics at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). The application was originally released in the Apple App Store in April 2010. 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.

In September 2013 the PulsePoint Foundation entered into a strategic partnership with Physio-Control, Inc. to expand the availability of PulsePoint to public safety agencies. On January 1, 2017, these responsibilities transitioned back to the foundation. Physio-Control was an invaluable partner that helped establish a presence in the market and helped prove the value of using mobile technology to activate early bystander response in sudden cardiac emergencies.


Since the PulsePoint Foundation's inception Workday engineers have volunteered considerable time and technical expertise to design, develop and support the PulsePoint applications and infrastructure. Our users, and those they assist, greatly benefit from the extraordinary contributions of this talented team.

PulsePoint Early Concept Drawing

PulsePoint Early Concept Drawing



Richard Price, Founder/President

Richard Price


Charlie Boyle

Charlie Boyle


David Brown

David Brown

Chief Architect

Nick Cooper

Nick Cooper

Lead Full-Stack Engineer

Kim French, VP, Professional Services

Kim French

VP, Professional Services

Kraig Erickson, VP, Community Engagement

Kraig Erickson

VP, Community Engagement

Shannon Smith, VP, Communications

Shannon Smith

VP, Communications

Raul da Silva, CTO

Raul da Silva

CTO Emeritus


Meet Our Board

Matt Stamey, Chairman of the Board

Matt Stamey

Chairman of the Board

Don Ledoux, Treasurer

Don Ledoux


Joe Farrell, Board Member

Joe Farrell

Board Member

Petros Dermetzis, Board Member

Petros Dermetzis

Board Member

Eva Andres, Board Member

Eva Andres

Board Member

Joe Korngiebel, Board Member

Joe Korngiebel

Board Member

Michael Sayre, M.D., Medical Director

Michael Sayre, M.D.

Medical Director

Roger Brothers, General Counsel

Roger Brothers

General Counsel

Bentley Bobrow, M.D., Advisory Board Member

Bentley Bobrow, M.D.

Advisory Board Member

Dave Duffield, Advisory Board Member

Dave Duffield

Advisory Board Member

Tim O'Reilly, Advisory Board Member

Tim O’Reilly

Advisory Board Member

Timothy Ferguson, Advisory Board Member

Timothy Ferguson

Advisory Board Member

Thomas Jenkins, Advisory Board Member

Thomas Jenkins

Advisory Board Member


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


@PulsePoint (General news and updates)
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Media Inquiries
Shannon Smith, VP, Communications

Product Question, Idea or Problem

Partnerships, Sponsorships, and other Administrative Inquiries
Richard Price, President (LinkedIn)

Medical Director
Michael Sayre, M.D.

General Counsel
Roger J. Brothers
Brothers Smith LLP

EMS Industry/HIPAA
Stephen R. Wirth, Esq.
Ryan Stark
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

Strand Boyce O’Shaughnessy

Independent Auditor
Armanino LLP

RedFlash Group
Potrero Group, LLC


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Privacy Policy

The PulsePoint Foundation is a public 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, however contacting our support channels may result in the sharing of device details and settings for the purpose of resolving technical issues.

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

If you receive a CPR needed alert, and you indicate that you are responding, continuous location updates will be shared with PulsePoint until emergency responders arrive on scene (or the incident is cancelled).

Information We Collect from PulsePoint AED Users

When you create a PulsePoint AED account you provide an email address. This email address is visible to our public safety agency administrators. 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 and other 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 for 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 https://www.pulsepoint.org/foundation/#privacy.

Questions About This Notice

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