The leadership of The Electronic Caregiver Company is unsurpassed by any other medical alert system provider in the entire nation. The talent and expertise within this leadership team, the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board, are the cream of the crop, bar none.
But don’t just take our word for it….these bios speak for themselves. The incredible ability, talent and advisory councils assembled here, the leadership, is the reason Electronic Caregiver saves lives that other systems can’t!
LIFESUPPORT MEDICAL: BOARD OF DIRECTORS
DIRECTORS & EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
Scott Thomas Ph.D.
Ed Chavarria Jr.
Gayle Harrell, NP-C, CWCS
Dr. Paul D. Montanarella, M.D.
Norman C. Underwood, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael Livingston, OB/GYN.
Robert Wood, Ph.D
Loyd W. Richardson
SPECIAL ADVISORS TO THE BOARD
ANTHONY DOHRMANN – LIFESUPPORT MEDICAL CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Anthony Dohrmann is the founder and inventor of SameDay Security, Inc., DBA-LifeSupport Medical. Formally, Dohrmann also founded an innovative security technology company and leading security brand – LaserShield Systems, Inc. There, he invented a product line that included proprietary injection molding, embedded firmware, and electronics. He led the development of a revolutionary infrastructure and supply chain system to mass market proprietary security hardware that leads to monthly subscription services. From 1999 to current, Mr. Dohrmann, as a board member and officer of LaserShield, raised of more than $35 million in private equity and launched its products into Home Depot, CompUSA, Circuit City, Fry’s Electronics, Microcenter and numerous online retailers including SamsClub.com and Walmart.com. In addition, Dohrmann set up mass production with two factories in Mainland China, and developed strategic relationships for distribution and light manufacturing in Mexico. Dohrmann started LaserShield as the sole employee and later expanded the company to more than 70 employees, 300 vendors and more than 1,000 points of distribution.
In addition to more than 29 years experience in the security and high-technology industry, Dohrmann has owned, operated and produced regional and national entrepreneurial seminars throughout North America. His operations focused on small and new business operators and innovative entrepreneurs. For example, from 1994 to 2002, Dohrmann coordinated all sales, recruitment, event coordination and on-sight production for large, seven-day promotional events featuring elaborate, 32-crew member live productions and trainings. He worked with some of the leading personal coaches and business trainers.
He also has 14 years of experience training and speaking upon shared platforms with celebrity personalities and best-selling authors including Tom Justin, Mark Victor Hansen, Jay Abraham, Jack Canfield, Linda Chandelor, Wally Minto, Dr. Jerry Teplitz, Barry Spilchuk, T Harv Ecker, Joel Robert and Bob Harrison. Dohrmann has trained entrepreneurs responsible for launching over 1,200 businesses in just under a decade. Dohrmann is also the owner of Self Employed Magic, LLC (SEM), which produces educational materials for small and medium business owners and startup entrepreneurs.
Dr. Scott Thomas is the President and Vice Chairman of the Board of SameDay Security, Inc., and its subsidiary Safari Christian Business Alliance. He has successfully raised over $4M in operating capital for the company and developed significant sales and marketing contracts with strategic health alliances and hospitals. Dr. Thomas supports an important role involving stockholder administration and ongoing communications, and manages the SameDay Security eastern headquarters in Flowood, Mississippi.
He has also served as Executive Director of the Nursing Home Ministry of Brandon, MS, a non profit organization that trains and deploys hundreds of volunteers to carry the hope of Christ those who live and work in elder care communities. As a member of the executive board he continues to be involved in fundraising and event coordination for this important humanitarian initiative.
Dr. Thomas has over 30 years of pastoral experience. He and his wife Dacia have served churches in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Dr. Thomas was Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Brandon, MS from 2005-2014. Prior to that he was Senior Pastor of Beaver Dam Baptist Church from 1998 to 2005 and Mt. Harmony Baptist Church from 1994 to 1998, both in Knoxville, TN. Other churches include Parkerson Avenue Baptist Church in Crowley, LA., New Zion Baptist Church, MS, and Hermonville Baptist Church, MS.
Dr. Thomas led and developed an International Missions strategy that equipped lay people to become proficient team leaders to mission posts on five continents. During his extensive travels he taught Christian business leaders in the underground church in China, studied ancient socio-economics in Israel, Greece, and Italy, built churches in Guatemala, and preached, disciple and evangelized in Uganda.
His ministry leadership initiatives resulted in the development of a variety of special needs ministries in Tennessee and Mississippi and the life changing School Release Crusade in Knox County, TN. He has served on a variety of strategic denominational boards and agencies including the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, Executive Board of the Mississippi Baptist Convention, Moderator of the Knox County Association of Baptist in Knoxville, TN., and Moderator of the Acadia Association of Baptist in Eunice LA.
Dr. Thomas was educated at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in New Testament and Greek (1991-1994). His Ph.D. dissertation is titled, “A Sociological Analysis of Guilds as Background for Revelation 2:18-29”. Much of his emphasis was on engaging and empowering Christian business owners to become successful in an “end of time” culture. From 1989 to 1991 Dr. Thomas earned a Masters of Divinity (M. Div.) with an emphasis in Biblical Studies from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Philosophy and Religious Studies, Mississippi College 1985-1989. Dr. Thomas and his wife enjoy 6 children and 7 grandchildren.
KEN HOEKSEMA – CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
Ken Hoeksema is a retired executive from the Amway Corporation, having spent 28 years with the company. Most of those years were spent in the international division of Amway, assisting with opening new markets around the world. He has spent significant time in Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. The last four-and-a-half years of his employment with Amway were spent in South Korea as vice president of sales and marketing for Amway Korea. During his time in Korea, Hoeksema helped grow the Amway Korea sales to $750 million and a sales force of 700,000.
Since retiring from Amway, Hoeksema relocated from his native Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Las Cruces, New Mexico, and has become very active in the local community. He is currently president of the board of directors of the local Boys & Girls Club. During his tenure as board president, he was able to bring the Club from near insolvency to being debt free and having broad support from the local community.
In October 2008, Hoeksema was appointed by then-Gov. Bill Richardson to the board of directors for the New Mexico State Lottery for a term of five years. Ken received his Bachelors of Arts Degree, with a major in Economics, from Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. With his education and employment history, Hoeksema brings a wealth of sales, marketing, and executive management experience to LifeSupport Medical.
ED CHAVARRIA JR. – CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Ed Chavarria has been the CFO of LaserShield Systems, Inc. since 2006. In that capacity, Chavarria was also involved in LaserShield’s international business activities including Tel Aviv, China, Mexico and Canada.
From 1994 to 2006, Chavarria was the General Manager and Director of Finance for Sersa GeoComm Corporation, a major provider of non-residential cross-border digital telecommunication services using microwave, fiber optic, and satellite technology for voice, data, and video transmission between the U. S. and Mexico. That company maintains satellite teleports in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. There, he supervised the accounting, budgeting, financial, sales, and operations.
Prior to Sersa GeoComm, where he managed the merger between the two companies, Chavarria served as CFO of Hydra Power Systems. Hydra Power is a distributor of Hydraulic and Fluid Power Equipment with stores in El Paso, Texas, Chihuahua, Mexico, and Torreon, Mexico. At HPS, Chavarria directed the accounting function in providing procedures and systems necessary to maintain reliable records and adequate controls over assets. Chavarria also held positions as Controller for both Maverick Arms, Inc., and American Garment Finishers Corporation, and served as the accounting supervisor and Accounting Analyst for the publicly traded company, Helen of Troy.
Gayle Harrell, NP-C, CWCS – DIRECTOR
Gayle Harrell has been the President of the Mississippi Nurses Association from 2009-2013 and held the position of Treasurer 2002-2007, and their Health Policy Advocate. She has a Master’s of Combined Sciences from Mississippi College and a Master’s of Nursing from the University of Mississippi. She was an educator of mathematics in Junior High, High School and College, as well as a Registered Nurse – 1996-2003. She became a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner in 2003, and a Certified Wound Specialist, Consultant, and Speaker.
Ms. Harrell achieved the acknowledgement of Nurse Practitioner of the Year, UMMC in 2009. Additional accomplishments include: Sponsor for the Nightingale Awards for the Mississippi Nurses Foundation. Adjunct Faculty – University of Mississippi School of Nursing, Speak Panel for HealthPoint and Hill Rom, Mississippi Nurses Foundation – Board of Trustees, Developed and operated two wound clinics – University of Mississippi Medical Center 2004-2009 and Montford Jones Memorial Hospital since 2010.
She participated in Medical Missions in Nicaragua, Haiti, Ukraine and she also developed and operated a fund raising project to support the Pelahatchie Lions Club.
PAUL D. MONTANARELLA, M.D. – DIRECTOR
Paul D. Montanarella, M.D., has been the co-director of Trauma Anesthesiology at John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., from July 2007 to present. He is also the trauma anesthesiologist at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, in Phoenix, a position he’s held since 1999. Paul is also an associate professor at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Midwestern College of Osteopathic Medicine.
From 1998 to 2000, he was the Anesthesiology Department chair for Arrowhead Hospital in Glendale, Ariz. He was certified by American Board of Anesthesiology in 2000. He served as an independent anesthesiologist in Phoenix in 1994 and independent anesthesiologist at Auburn Memorial Hospital in Auburn, N.Y., from 1991-94.
Paul received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 1979, graduating Magna cum Laude from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y. He graduated with Honors from the Universidad Autonoma of Guadalajara Medical School in Guadalajara, Mexico, and was part of the Honor Society from 1979-83. He enrolled in the Fifth Pathway program at New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y. in 1984, and served his internal medicine residency at the University of Rochester-Highland Hospital from 1985-88.
From 1988-90, he continued his studies in anesthesiology at New York Medical College, and Upstate Medical Center, 1990-91. Montanarella’s professional affiliations include the American Society of Anesthesiology, Arizona Society of Anesthesiology and American Society of Regional Anesthesiology.
KENNETHH PAIGE – DIRECTOR
Kenneth Paige is currently the Organizational Leader and is on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Housing Partnership Authority. He is also a registered Associate Master Dealer in the Jackson, MS, area for LifeSupport Medical. He is a retired Union Representative and Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local Union No. 891 in Jackson, MS where he worked to negotiate and administer labor agreements between Mississippi and Washington D.C. Kenneth still holds a consultant position with this union.
Paige was honored by the City of Jackson with the Man Of The Year award in 2011 for his dedication and commitment to Jackson residents. He is a veteran of the United States Army, where he served six years as a Military Policeman, Corrections Specialist and Rank 5; and then he received an honorable discharge in 1973. Kenneth is also an active member of the Masonic Order since 1975, where he serves in some of the highest positions: Most Worshipful Grand Master for M.W. King Hiram Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M., State of Mississippi; 1st Vice-President of The General Grand Masonic Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, USA; and Grand Secretary General for The United Supreme Council Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Masons 33rd and Last Degree, Southern & Western Jurisdiction.
Kenneth Paige is an active church member at Greater Clark Missionary Baptist Church, where he serves as Vice-President of the Usher Board and Trustee on the Finance committee. He has provided campaign support for political candidates of the City of Jackson, Mississippi, and House Representatives in D.C.
He majored in Industrial Arts Education at Alcorn State University and Jackson State University in Mississippi, but dismissed himself to serve in a military career. He has operated downlines for Amway, Classic Creations and MPB.
DR. NORMAN C. UNDERWOOD – DIRECTOR
Dr. Norman C. Underwood is Owner and Practitioner at Siwell Dental located in Southern Jackson, Mississippi, where he cares for 2,837 patients in the orthodontics, periodontics, restorative dentistry, and oral surgery disciplines. Underwood has a history of successful practices, and has owned three.
The largest patient database recorded in his career history was 5,000 patients at Westland Dental. Underwood is a Direct Dealer in the Jackson, MS, area for LifeSupport Medical. Underwood is an experienced business owner. He is the founder of Family Health Care, Inc. Dental in Monticello, Mississippi, where he created and nurtured this practice to serve a large percentage of patients in southeastern area of the state.
Underwood has also worked with A.L. Williams Co. (Primerica) as a Regional Manager, where he and his team recruited more than 50 dealers to sell term life insurance, achieving high-bar sales standards. Underwood’s military career includes serving the U.S. Air Force, where he traveled internationally and dedicated four years of his life, later he was honorably discharged. He received several military awards for his service in the Air-Force and spent 18 months in Vietnam where he served as a volunteer to provide dental services to the citizens and soldiers there.
Underwood attended the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he received Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Biology and Chemistry. To complete his education, Underwood accomplished his dual bachelor’s degrees in three years, taking summer courses at Harvard University in 1975 and 1976 to complete his goal. Underwood graduated from Howard University in 1981 after attending the Howard University School of Dentistry to receive his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. Underwood has a license in dental surgery and certification for sedative practice. Underwood has been involved with dentistry since 1967 for a total of 45 years.
He received a Book Award from the University of Massachusetts for academic achievement, and was named a Captain in United States Public Health Service – Uniform Service of U.S. Government. Underwood was named Man Of The Year in 1996 by the City of Jackson and was awarded the William Miller Award, also from the City of Jackson. Underwood is certified in Advanced Life Saving and is also a private pilot.
DR. MICHAEL LIVINGSTON, OB/GYN. – DIRECTOR
Dr. Michael C. Livingston joins the LifeSupport Medical team with medical expertise and experience from more than four states. Livingston’s current and past professional positions include: Section Chief, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi 2010-Present; Board Member, Medical Management Provider Relation Committee for MS HealthPartners, Jackson, Mississippi, 2010-Present; Board Member and Secretary, MS Comprehensive Health Insurance Risk Pool Association, Jackson, Mississippi, 2008-Present.
Livingston has previously worked and/or taught at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samaritan Hospital/Health Care Center in Detroit, Michigan; National Health Service Corporation (Public Health Program), Franklin Memorial Primary Health Center Inc. in Mobile, Alabama; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile, Alabama; Mobile Surgery Center in Mobile, Alabama; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Doctor’s Hospital in Mobile, Alabama;
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bellaire General Hospital in Bellaire, Texas; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sharpstown General Hospital in Houston, Texas; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; St Joseph Hospital in Houston, Texas; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Park Plaza Hospital in Houston, Texas; and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston, Texas.
Livingston received his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Biology from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1980, and has studied at Alcorn State University and Harvard University. He is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, and trained at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn.
Livingston’s involvement in current and past professional organizations include the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Medical Association, National Medical Association, Mobile Bay Area Medical Society, Medical
Society of Mobile County, Houston Medical Forum, Harris County Medical Society, Southern Medical Society, Central Medical Society, Mississippi State Medical Association and the Jackson Gynecic Society.
Livingston’s professional affiliation includes the National Health Service Corporation Preceptorship, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Southern University, 100 Black of Men of Metropolitan Houston, Volunteers of America Inc. – Houston Chapter, New Hope Baptist Church and Central Mississippi Medical Center. Livingston is licensed in Texas, Alabama, Michigan and Mississippi.
ROBERT WOOD, Ph.D – DIRECTOR
New Mexico State University researcher Bob Wood, Ph.D., has been on the cutting edge of physical function and aging research for more than 20 years. As one of the nation’s most respected, well-funded and well-known researchers in the areas of aging, falls and mobility, Wood has partnered with LifeSupport Medical to bring his talent and research expertise to private industry, particularly by offering free to the public the nation’s first web-based fall-screening tool, available exclusively through LifeSupport Medical. Wood’s aging and mobility research has been funded and supported by a host of world-class public and private research institutions, including Louisiana State University, the National Institute on Aging and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wood’s latest fall research project uses a 3D motion capture system to analyze the gait of older adults and analyzes the role it plays in increasing falls among the elderly. Wood is currently working with LifeSupport Medical to provide its customers and industry partners with a series of instructional fall-prevention training videos, revolutionizing the way America’s aging population prepares for decreased mobility into their golden years.
Wood’s educational background includes Bachelor’s Degrees in Biology and Physical Education from the State University of New York, Cortland, Cum Laude; a Master’s degree in HPRD (Cardiac Rehabilitation) from Louisiana State University; and a Doctorate Degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology), also from Louisiana State University.
Currently, Wood serves as Professor and Academic Head of New Mexico State University’s Department of Human Performance, Dance and Recreation, a position he has held since 2006. Wood has also been an Associate Professor at Husson University, and an Instructor and Associate Professor at Louisiana State University. Courses Wood has taught include Exercise Physiology, Physical Therapy, Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Research Methods, Primary Care, Exercise for Special Populations, Geriatric Physical Therapy, Selected Topics in Exercise Physiology, Physical Dimensions of Aging, Introduction to Electrocardiography, Exercise Testing in Health & Disease, Scientific Basis for Exercise Testing and Prescription and Physiology of Exercise.
In addition to his teaching, Wood has served as a clinical consultant for a host of elderly-focused health care systems and assisted living facilities in the Southeast and Eastern United States. Wood is also a reviewer for the Journal of Gerontology, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Research Quarterly in Exercise and Sport, Comparative Physiology and others. His professional affiliation includes the American College of Sports Medicine, American Physical Therapy Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
To date, Wood has received more than $13.3 million to fund his fall and mobility research at various universities. His research has been funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Merck Pharmaceutical, Stryker Corp., New Mexico State University and Louisiana State University. His awards include the LSU Tiger Athletic Club Outstanding Teacher Award and LSU Distinguished Faculty Service Award. He was a finalist for LSU’s College of Education Teacher of the Year Award in 1996 and a candidate for the LSU Distinguished Dissertation Award in 1995.
Wood’s notable grantors include The United States Department of Agriculture, $295,074; New Mexico State University, amount undisclosed; Stryker Corp, $185,000; National Institute on Aging, $150,000, $7.2 million, $774,402; Louisiana State Board of Regents, $4.1 million, $227,997; and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, $213,610.
MARK SULLIVAN – DIRECTOR
Mark Sullivan has been a professional providing insurance and retirement services for 16 years. Was a captive agent with Ozark National Life Insurance Company and N.I.S. Financial Services for 11 years. While with the company he won the Presidents award and qualified for 9 Presidents Cabinet Convention Trips. Mark also won numerous regional top 5 producer awards. For the last 5 years Mark has worked as an independent agent and advisor.
Mark is also a Master Dealer for The Electronic Caregiver Company and an investor. He has helped develop insurance related marketing strategies and materials to expand growth throughout the insurance industry, by targeting the hot buttons and benefits most important to insurance professionals.
Mark is working on business development programs and strategic alliances throughout the South and networks daily for the business. He is an active member of Rocky Point Baptist Church where he has served as deacon for the past 12 years and also serves as the Discipleship Training Director.
LOYD W. RICHARDSON – NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR
With more than 23 years of experience in the insurance industry, Loyd Richardson brings both considerable expertise and valuable contacts to his position as board member for ECG. Most notable is his involvement as CEO for his two companies; Senior Care Plus founded in 2004 and Richardson and Associates founded in 1992. He is also an active member of Certified Senior Advisors. Loyd served in the United States Air Force during Desert Storm from 1988-1992. Additionally, he holds a business degree from Belhaven College in Jackson, Mississippi.
CHRISTIAN HOCKLEY – NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR
Christian is a seasoned sales professional with extensive experience in training and sales communications. His most relevant skills have been developed from an accomplished track record of recruiting, training and supporting direct sales professionals, as an award-winning performer for large direct sales organizations. In 18 months Christian successfully built SameDay Security, Inc. Confidential Private Offering Memorandum and managed a team of over 3000 people from North America, Canada and Mexico.
From 2012-2014 Christian was an independent Sales Rep for Ocean Avenue where he built an international and domestic team of promoters and customers totaling over 4500 people. He was the 5th fastest person in the company to reach the rank of Ruby Ambassador. He was featured on Company “Getting Started Training Video.”
From 2011-2012 Christian was Independent Sales Rep for Visalus Sciences. At Visalus he built up a team of customers and promoters totaling over 1500 people in under 9 months and was paid commissions at the rank of Senior Director. His awards included several cash bonuses, a BMW monthly car bonus and he was invited to present at several Regional Events with an upwards of 300-400 people in attendance. In the previous 36 months at Mona vie from 2007-2011, Christian built a team of over 1200 people and was paid commissions at the rank of Ruby Executive. He achieved the level of a Ruby Fly In participant, and won multiple cash bonuses from contests. From 2004-2007 Christian was a Partner/Owner in Jbay Inc. and Payton, Inc. Jbay was a real estate investing and home renovations business that purchased over 60 houses as well as vacant land which was upgraded and turned for a profit. The company generated over $600,000.00 in profits during this time period and “flipped” over 50 houses. Christian’s role was the acquisition and rehab project manager of all single family home projects.
SPECIAL ADVISORS TO THE BOARD
RUSSELL R. MACDONNELL – CONTRACTED RESPONSE PARTNER
Russell R. MacDonnell co-founded Rapid Response Monitoring Services, Inc. in 1992 and serves as the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. MacDonnell is Owner of Intelli-Tec Security Services, LLC, in Westbury, New York. He founded Alarmguard Holdings, Inc. in December 1991. He served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Alarmguard Holdings, Inc., which he took public. In 1999, he sold Alarmguard for $185 million to Tyco. He served as President of Sonitrol Security Systems, which was the Northeast distributor for Sonitrol Corporation from 1973 to 1985. From July 1986 to May 1991, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SecurityLink Corporation. MacDonnell has been member of the Board of Advisors at Agent Video Intelligence Ltd since July 11, 2006. He serves as a member of the Fairchester Chapter of Young Presidents Organization, the American Society for Industrial Security, the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association, as well as various other security alarm industry organizations. MacDonnell received a Bachelor’s Degree from Williams College in 1970 and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1973.
JAMES E. BURK – CORPORATE COUNSEL
James E. Burk has been in the private practice of law for over 40 years. He assists emerging companies in their initial stages of organization and then growing with the companies through the public offering stage. His practice emphasizes the cooperation vs. competition model. Mr. Burk began his career in 1969 as an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission investigating consumer protection matters. He then returned to his hometown of San Antonio, Texas where he served as Senior Law Clerk to the Chief Judge of United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. After completing his District Court clerkship, he was appointed Attorney-Advisor to a judge on the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C. He has been a senior partner in law firms located in New York and Washington; and, he is currently managing partner of Burk & Reedy LLP, a multi- disciplinary law firm located in Washington D.C. and Newport Beach, California with affiliates in Florida. Mr. Burk assists domestic and international clients with business matters including corporate issues, contracts, mergers, acquisitions, venture capital financings, tax, asset protection, securities, franchise law and non-profit law. He has also assisted companies in securing seed and mezzanine funding for emerging companies. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin Law School and is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Texas. He is admitted to practice in a number of Federal courts including the Tax Court, the US Court of Claims and the US Supreme Court. He is rated AV – the highest classification in the Martindale-Hubbell Digest of US attorneys. He is active in non-profit sector and sits on the boards of The Washington Studio School and the Joshua Tree Retreat – Conference and Wellness Center where he is the current president. He has conducted business seminars for the pro bono section of the District of Columbia Bar in economic development centers in the city and trained younger attorneys who serve in the pro bono clinics. Burk is a recognized public speaker on entrepreneurial topics. He is the author of “How to Start a Business in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia” and “Financing Your Small Business,” both published by Sphinx Publishing, a division of Sourcebooks, Inc. The books are available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Samuel O. Massey Jr., M.D., is an extremely accomplished board-certified otolaryngologist who practices medicine in
Brandon, Mississippi, and is licensed in six states. Massey is board certified in otolaryngology, cosmetic/plastic surgery and facial plastics and reconstruction. His specialties are head and neck surgeries. Massey, a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, served his country extensively. Massey was promoted to sergeant in 1947, commissioned as major (General Surgeon) in 1970, and practiced medicine for the Air Force for more than 25 years. His assignments include Columbus Air Force Base (AFB), Andrews AFB, Keesler AFB, Sheppard AFB, Lackland AFB, and Randolph AFB. He also served as chief of the Division of Surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center during the Gulf War and as a professor of otolaryngology in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 1995. His latest period of active duty was from 1986 to 1998.
Massey began his studies and received his Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee-Memphis College of Medicine & Surgery in 1956. He completed his first internship at John Gaston Hospital in Memphis in 1959. He went on to complete his preceptorship in general surgery at L.O Crosby Hospital in Picayune, Mississippi, and practiced general medicine and surgery there until 1969. He completed his otolaryngology residency at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1973. In 1973, Massey also graduated from the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and began practicing general otolaryngology and maxillo facial reconstruction and facial cosmetic surgery in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Massey has also received degrees from the U.S. Air Force Command and Staff College, U.S. Air Force War College, and U.S. Air Force National Defense University. His continuing education in medicine spans more than 40 years, and includes positions teaching at Tulane Medical School, University of Texas Medical School, and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. His armed forces medals include the Legion of Merit Medal, the Joint Service Meritorious Medal, Air Force Commendation Medical, Air Force Good Conduct Medical, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and Korean Service Medal, among several others.
Massey’s charitable work is substantial. He has participated in volunteer foreign medical missions in Haiti, Cuba,
Dominican Republic, Jamaica, St. Vincent, Belize, India, Romania, Ukraine, Mexico and home mission work in the
Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi Delta. He has spent in excess of $2 million supporting his own charitable work over the last 20 years. He is also the past director of the nonprofit Fort Walton Beach Speech and Hearing Center. He is past founder and chairman of the board for Mobile Medical Mission Hospital, Inc., is a member of the Christian Medical Society and is a lifetime member of Gideon International and the Reserve Officer Association. In addition, Massey is the founder of the $1 million Massey Medical Scholarship Fund for underprivileged medical and nursing students, an organization that has helped more than 80 students and counting.
BERTHRONE L. MOCK-MUHAMMAD, M.D. – ADVISOR
Berthrone L. Mock-Muhammad, M.D., is an accomplished invasive heart failure and cardiology electrophysiology device specialist and a staff cardiologist associated with Jackson Cardiology Associates of Jackson, Mississippi. He is a native of Mississippi. He attended Tougaloo College, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in 1994. He attained his M.D. from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Mock-Muhammad is a Desert Storm/Gulf War veteran, where he served his country as a flight medic. Mock-Muhammad has a passion for helping the underserved and has been a lead physician on medical missions to both Haiti and Belize. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society of Black Cardiologists, the National Medical Association, American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Mock-Muhammad is also a motivational speaker and a martial arts and technology entrepreneur. His research includes developing a clinical protocol pathway order set in diagnosing and managing acute pulmonary edema on non-cardiology floors, developing a dual-center clinical cardiology research project that indices predictors of heart failure outcomes in diastolic and systolic dysfunction compared across racial populations, and studying the effects of caffeine, nickel, procainamide and sodium cyanide upon myocardial membrane perturbations.
ALAN KUNZMAN – ADVISOR
Alan Kunzman is president of Kunzman Investigative Services, a company he founded after a distinguished career in law enforcement serving as Operations Lieutenant, Undercover Narcotics Lieutenant, Shift Commander, Team Commander of Emergency Services and Senior Deputy Coroner Investigator. At the conclusion of his law enforcement career, Kunzman served as Chief of Police for three municipal police departments in the state of Oklahoma. After the culmination of a successful career in law enforcement, Kunzman moved to corporate security management as a Division Security Manager for FedEx Freight, where he worked for more than 10 years. At FedEx, Kunzman managed a seven-state division, which included 70 truck terminals and more than 2,000 employees. With his security management oversight and the success rate of his investigations, Kunzman was able to reduce corporate losses in his division due to theft by more than 60 percent. After attending the Homeland Security Threat and Risk Assessment program offered by Texas A & M University, Kunzman was successful in developing, designing and implementing FedEx Freight’s Threat & Risk Facility Assessment Program. Throughout his law enforcement and corporate security management careers, Kunzman has investigated a diverse and extensive number of criminal cases, including homicide, suicide, neglectful care, medical malpractice, products liability, personal injury, wrongful death, as well as theft, embezzlement, fraud, auto and motorcycle accidents, etc.
Kunzman developed the first and only syllabus used for freight profiling in the LTL trucking industry. He has trained and lectured hundreds of law enforcement groups in Indiana and Illinois on methods of identifying suspicious and dangerous freight and cargo shipments. Kunzman has been a guest speaker at colleges, universities and high schools in California, Oklahoma, and Indiana, lecturing on forensic death and SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) investigations. He is a former panel member and expert speaker at symposiums on SIDS at Loma Linda University Medical School in San Bernardino, California. Kunzman is a published author; his book “MotherMelters” published in December of 2002, is written from his perspective as a Riverside County Coroner Investigator. It is the inside story of his investigation into cryonics, and Alcor Life Extension Foundations involvement in the decapitation and subsequent homicide of Dora Kent. After 15 years, he tells his story of the Dora Kent homicide and the incomprehensible manner in which Riverside County Coroner Raymond Carrillo was administering his office.
DAVID W. KEELEY, Ph.D.
David Keeley is an assistant professor of biomechanics, or the mechanics of motion in the human body, for the Department of Human Performance, Dance and Recreation at New Mexico State University (NMSU). Keeley has been conducting research regarding the biomechanics of movement in athletes since 2006. Recently, Keeley conducted a study that involved analyzing shoulder movement in baseball pitchers in order to improve performance and prevent injuries. Keeley uses biomechanics to model each segment of the body mathematically to determine the center of mass and is currently developing a study to see how these mass ratios relate to improving performance and how they contribute to injury.
While much of the research in kinetics works are from a retrospective model that looks at an injury; Keeley is focused on a predictive model that works to prevent injuries and improve performance. In order to look at shoulder movement, for example, Keeley used a camera system that tracks reflective markers on the body at super high speed. Next, he examined the three-dimensional rotations and angles involved when using the shoulder. Those specific movements were then correlated to things like performance, injury or discomfort. These advanced scientific models are now being used in the senior fall prevention labs both stationed at NMSU, and deployed nationwide in a mobile configuration by The Electronic Caregiver Company.
Keeley is developing advanced assessment tools in order to identify aging individuals who have a high probability of getting injured. Once these individuals are isolated and factors contributing to their risk of injury are detected, clinicians can intervene with physical, pharmacological or surgical means in an attempt to prevent injuries and mortalities. Neurological and musculoskeletal factors that contribute to injuries, medical complications or mortalities can be identified using biomechanics. Keeley uses biomechanics to model each segment of the body mathematically to determine the center of mass. As people are mobile, their body segment parameters change; as these parameters change the center of mass changes. A person may move in a way they have moved hundreds of times before, but as their bodies change, the forces and torques that are exerted on a specific body part are different due to that change in center of mass.
This research could prove to be highly beneficial to seniors and the public in general. In fact, the data gathered from the research can help those involved in any type of physical activity avoid injury and improve their performance, or ability to live independently.
PAUL DEYOUNG – ADVISOR
Paul DeYoung graduated from the School of Pharmacy at Purdue University in May of 1992. DeYoung has worked in most facets of the pharmacy industry for the past 19 years. During his career, he has served as a pharmacist for several mainstream corporate pharmacy organizations, including Walgreens, Walmart, and Hook’s Drugs. He has also served as a pharmacist at several hospitals and long-term care pharmacies.
In 2005, DeYoung founded Pharmacorp, a recruitment and employment firm that staffs qualified, licensed, pharmacists. Pharmacorp provides services for retail, hospital, clinic and long-term care pharmacies. Pharmacorp has helped to open and manage several clinic pharmacies for low-income patients in the state of Indiana. Pharmacorp operates in Indiana, Illinois and Florida.
DeYoung has recently relocated his fulltime residence to Naples, Florida, where he has contracted with LifeSupport Medical as a Master Dealer to manage what is anticipated to be on of the leading state dealer territories in the U.S. He is currently a pharmacist for Lee Memorial Health System in Florida.
ROGER ESPER, D.O. – ADVISOR
Roger Esper, D.O., is an accomplished physician operating a busy practice that has provided service to more than 10,000 patients. He holds a medical license in Pennsylvania. He was board certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in 1983. Esper has formerly worked at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences 1974–1976; was the director of Clinical Laboratory at Esper Medical Center 1977-1986; Chairman of Transfusion Committee Millcreek Community Hospital 1979-1980; Chairman of Medical Records Committee, Millcreek Community Hospital 1985–1986; Chairman of Medical Audit & Review Committee, Millcreek Community Hospital 1986–1987; and served on the Utilization Review Committee, Millcreek Community Hospital 1985–1987. His past and present professional memberships include American Osteopathic Association, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, POMA District 7, American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Erie County Medical Society, American Society of Clinical Pathologist, Millcreek Community Hospital Board of Incorporators, and the Esper Medical Center Board of Directors. As both a stockholder and territory manager, Esper is leveraging his experience, credibility and expansive network to assist LifeSupport Medical in market development in the Northeastern United States.
DR. TIMOTHY FULLAGAR – DIRECTOR
Dr. Timothy Fullagar has been in practice for over 20 years. Dr. Fullagar is a neurosurgeon at East Tennessee Brain & Spine Center after formally serving at the Colorado Neurologic Institute, Englewood. He received his doctorate of medicine from the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, and completed a neurosurgical residency with the University of Tennessee’s Health Science Center’s Semmes Murphey Clinic, Memphis.
Board certified in neurosurgery, Dr. Fullagar has special interest in the general neurosurgical management of cervical and lumbar spine disorders, peripheral nerve conditions, and the treatment of intracranial pathology.
Dr. Fullagar is known for his treatment of brain tumors. A member of the Society for Neuro-Oncology, Dr. Fullagar has participated in numerous clinical trials involving the surgical treatment of brain tumors and postoperative chemotherapy.
Serving his nation with fifteen years of duty in the United States Naval Reserve, Dr. Fullagar completed his military career achieving the rank of Commander. Dr. Fullagar and his wife enjoy an active life with two sons and make their home in Johnson City.