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Leadership

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Richard Price
Founder/President

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Raul da Silva
CTO

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Kim French
SVP, Professional Services

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Kraig Erickson
VP, Community Engagement

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Shannon Smith
VP, Communications

Richard Price
Founder/President

Richard Price is President of the PulsePoint Foundation and is a member of the board. 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.

Raul da Silva
CTO

Raul da Silva serves as PulsePoint’s CTO and is also a Sr. Product Manager at Workday, Inc. As one of Workday’s first employees, he served as Sr. Product Manager for Tools Localization and launched i18n and l10n initiatives at the company. Finally as Director of Workday Labs he managed development of technological prototypes and research for the enterprise software company.

Prior to Workday, Raul was Sr. Director of Linguistic Technologies at Word Perfect and Novell Corp where he managed development of reference and linguistic tools in Antwerp, Belgium. This included creating the first electronic reference applications for large reference publishers like Elsevier, HarperCollins, Larousse, Woulters-Kluer and Langenscheidt.

Raul started his career by helping found Reference Software Intl, a seminal developer of writing tools and linguistic technologies for the early PC software industry.

Kim French
SVP, Professional Services

Kim French is Senior Vice President of Professional Services at PulsePoint. She is responsible for the Agency Implementation and Training teams.

Kim joined PulsePoint in 2016 after over 15 years in local government. Most recently she served as Public Information Officer (PIO) for San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, where she was part of the original team that build and launched PulsePoint in 2011. Kim was also responsible for strategic communications, community education and led the District’s Heart Safe initiatives. Prior to her time in the fire service, Kim managed large community events and coordinated various municipal projects.

Kim brings a unique blend of public sector experience and technical expertise to each implementation. In addition to her project management role, Kim is integral in product development and user experience across all platforms.

Kim holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Kraig Erickson
VP, Community Engagement

Kraig Erickson is the Vice President of Community Engagement for the PulsePoint Foundation, responsible for bringing new communities into the PulsePoint network and developing local PulsePoint champions.

Kraig came to the PulsePoint Foundation from Physio-Control, where he was the Product Manager for PulsePoint and other SaaS products. Prior to Physio-Control, Kraig was in a leadership role with Sansio, serving as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, until Sansio was acquired by Physio-Control, now part of Stryker. He is a graduate of the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN and as a testament to his work ethic and teamwork, was inducted into the St. Scholastica Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018.

With over 25 years of experience in healthcare technology leadership roles, Kraig brings a unique blend of technical and business skills to the Foundation and serves as a vital resource to help new communities get PulsePoint connected.

Shannon Smith
VP, Communications

Shannon has wide-ranging health care communications experience working with national health non-profits, boutique and global PR agencies and health-focused companies.

After four years of consulting for the PulsePoint Foundation Shannon recently joined the team as VP of communications. She handles advocacy relations, community launches and ongoing engagement, key partnerships, marketing and PR.

As a consultant, Shannon worked with several leading, international public relations firms and for pharmaceutical and device companies. She has led efforts on product launches, presented on behalf of her clients for new business presentations, led consumer and trade outreach on FDA clearances, booked celebrities as part of national consumer campaigns, led countless local market campaigns and provided strategic counsel to numerous media-centric accounts.

Previously Shannon was a senior media specialist at WCG (now W2O) where she strategized and implemented effective media relations for more than 30 WCG/Twist clients with a focus on national magazines, dailies, broadcast and daytime talk shows among others.

Before joining WCG in 2008, Shannon worked with the Alzheimer’s Association national office where she led public relations efforts for a consumer initiative and pitched and secured top-tier national media placements. She also supported the largest international Alzheimer’s conference and managed the organization’s first collaboration with the American Heart Association.

Prior to the Alzheimer’s Association, Shannon worked for Edelman where she coordinated media outreach efforts while working on the FDA and EMEA approvals of a biologic blockbuster as part of both the Chicago and London team.

Shannon graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University with a degree in journalism/public relations.

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Matt Stamey
Chairman of the Board

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Don Ledoux
Treasurer

Joe Farrell

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Joe Farrell
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Petros Dermetzis
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Eva Andres
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Michael Sayre, M.D.
Medical Director

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Roger Brothers
General Counsel

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Bentley Bobrow, M.D.
Advisory Board Member

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Dave Duffield
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Tim O’Reilly
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Timothy Ferguson
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Thomas Jenkins
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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.

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.

Joe Farrell

Joe Farrell
Board Member

Dr. Farrell was the co-owner/founder of a physical therapy outpatient private practice in Castro Valley, California. After 40 years of clinical practice he recently retired from patient care. He has taught extensively on the state and national levels on topics relating to Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) and served on the Kaiser Northern California Graduate PT Education OMPT Fellowship program as a senior clinical fellowship faculty member for over 30 years. He has been honored for his professional contributions on numerous occasions, including the Paris Distinguished Service Award by the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy John McMennell Service Award and the Distinguished Lecture Award, Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA and recently as a Distinguished Alumnus by Northwestern University Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences. He currently is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

As a survivor of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and rescuer of two SCA survivors, he was chosen as a “50 for 50 Golden Anniversary Survivor Honoree” by American Heart Association/Citizens CPR Foundation at the Emergency Cardiovascular Care International Conference, San Diego, California in 2010. From 2014-2018 he served as the Co-Chair of the CPR/AED Consortium of the American Heart Association Greater Bay Area 2020 Task Force. In 2015 the Greater Bay Area American Heart Association honored him as the Community Health Volunteer of the Year.

He is an advocate for prevention and treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and serves on the Board of Directors of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, the PulsePoint Foundation and the Advisory Boards of the Via Heart Project and San Ramon California HeartSafe Committee. He recently joined the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research.

He and his wife Edie, along with the HeartSafe committee (HSC) of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District have trained over 30,000 citizens in Hands Only CPR and AED use over the past 7 years. The HSC has been teaching a “Hands Only CPR/AED” program to 7th graders (3000 children/year) in the San Ramon Valley California school district for 7 years and have recently transitioned the program to the high school level due a law change in California. His goal in his second life is to ensure that Sudden Cardiac Arrest becomes a household word and diagnosis throughout the USA and the world.

Petros Dermetzis
Board Member

Petros Dermetzis is chief products officer at Workday, responsible for the company’s products and technology organization.

Petros was one of Workday’s first employees, joining the company in 2005. Previously, Petros was executive vice president of development at Workday, responsible for the development of all Workday applications and technologies. Prior to Workday, Petros was a general manager and group vice president at PeopleSoft, where he was responsible for tools and technologies. Petros was at PeopleSoft for nine years, having joined the company after he founded and served as CEO at InfoSoft, an exclusive PeopleSoft distributor in southern Europe. Early in his career, Petros worked in the consulting and international field operations groups at Dun & Bradstreet Software in Southern Europe, where he had responsibility for presales, training, and implementing applications.

Petros holds a master’s of science degree in information management from Lancaster University and a bachelor’s degree in marketing engineering from Huddersfield University.

Eva Andres
Board Member

Eva Andres is the Chief Human Resources Officer for Virtustream and previously a vice president of human resources for Dell/EMC. She is an international leader in human resources, scaling businesses in the Americas, Europe and APJ. She has a strategic focus and operational perspective, having led M&A’s, talent management, and organizational design. Passionate about creating global collaboration environments, Ms. Andres actively participates as a speaker and evangelist at high tech and women-focused events. Eva was recognized as “one of the most influential women in technology” and championed EMC to the top rankings of the “Best Places to Work” in the Bay Area. She earned her degree in organizational psychology from the University of Barcelona.

Michael Sayre, M.D.
Medical Director

Michael Sayre is a practicing emergency medicine physician at Harborview Medical Center in King County, Washington. He also serves as the medical director for the Seattle Fire Department and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Heart Association. He is a past chair for the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee.

Dr. Sayre earned his bachelor’s degree from Xavier University and his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati. He was a resident in emergency medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. After two decades as a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati and the Ohio State University, he moved to the University of Washington in 2012 to create the Emergency Medical Services Fellowship training program.

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, M.D.
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
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.

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.

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.

Thomas Jenkins
Advisory Board Member

Fire Chief Tom Jenkins has served as the City of Rogers, Arkansas fire chief since 2009 and is past President and Chairman of the Board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Prior to his arrival in Arkansas, he served as Deputy Chief for the City of Sand Springs, Oklahoma Fire Department.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in fire protection and safety engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma. Chief Jenkins is a 2006 graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland and became Arkansas’s first Chief Fire Officer Designee from the Commission on Professional Credentialing in 2010.

Chief Jenkins is a regular presenter at national conferences and serves in various capacities on numerous boards and committees, including NFPA 1710. Chief Jenkins serves on the Industrial Advisory Board for Oklahoma State University’s Fire Protection and Safety Program and also serves as an adjunct professor for Oklahoma State University and Northwest Arkansas Community College.

He has been an active member of the IAFC’s Terrorism and Homeland Security Committee, Company Officer Mentoring Program, and Firefighter Safety Through Advanced Research (FSTAR) Working Group.