The DREAMStm (Disaster Relief and Emergency Medical Services) digital emergency medical services (Digital Ambulance EMS) program was the brain child of famed trauma surgeon and educator, Dr. James H. “Red” Duke, Jr. Dr. Duke is professor of surgery, holder of the John B. Holmes Professorship and chief of surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), as well as medical director of Memorial Hermann Life Flight. He is also Vice Chairman of Development, Department of Surgery, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Texas, Professor of Emergency Medicine, view more
Dr. Bernard Harris is an associate of LifeBot through his firm Vesalius Ventures of Houston, Texas. Vesalius Ventures is a “venture capital and technology accelerator” based in Houston, Texas. The company was founded by former astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris. Dr. Harris is the former President of the American Telemedicine Association(ATA). Ms. Marsha Lamb, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, has joined LifeBot as an adviser. view more
Dennis M. Murphy is Design & Development Director for Mobile Healthcare Network, LLC (MHN). He formed MHN in August 2011, following his retirement as Fire Chief of the Springfield, Oregon Department of Fire & Life Safety.
He has been working in emergency services for over 40 years, including management positions in the private ambulance sector and state governments in Idaho and Oregon prior to becoming Fire Chief. He is the originator of the FireMed ambulance membership program in 1986, which today is the largest cooperating network of ambulance services in the nation, covering over 42,000 square miles and 1.1 million people in the States of Oregon and California.
Springfield Fire & Life Safety is the recipient of numerous awards for excellence including recognition as the best Emergency Medical Services system in the nation in 1985. The department initiated several state and national programs and has a national reputation for being the first in the nation to introduce new technology. In 1989, Fortune magazine listed Springfield as one of the top 10 safest communities in which to live for people with heart conditions. In 1996, Springfield was included as one of 10 sites for the National Institute of Health’s Heart Attack React program and beta site for development of the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, forerunner of the Center for Public Safety Excellence.
Chief Murphy is a past committee chair for the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and is a frequent conference speaker and contributor to fire and emergency medical journals. His work in the field of rapid treatment for heart attacks and cardiac arrest has made a significant contribution to the national advancement of emergency medical services. In 1987, he initiated and chaired the IAFC nationwide RapidZap project, which resulted in equipping the nation’s fire apparatus with Automated External Defibrillators. In 1996, he received the International Fire Chiefs EMS Section James O. Page Award of Excellence.
In 1996, he developed a system for providing mobile primary care services and introduced it at the nation’s first EMS Primary Care Conference in Florida. He was also first to use the term Mobile Healthcare Services to describe the system. The system was designed to compliment EMS systems by redirecting non-emergency calls to Mobile Primary Care Units (MPCU). These units have been responding to calls for business and industry since that time.
MHN provides consulting services for design and development of ambulance membership marketing programs similar to the FireMed program in Oregon. MHN also provides consulting services in Mobile Healthcare projects development.
Mr. Duel has been twenty years with the City of Chicago. He is the primary design engineer for Public Safety two-way radio communications, design engineer for two-way radio systems for the Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department Fire Suppression and Rescue, and the Chicago Fire Department Emergency Medical Services. He built the Emergency Medical Services ambulance to hospital communications system for the City of Chicago and all hospitals participating in the cities EMS Trauma Radio program.
Mr. Duel Licensed by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Design Professional Electrical Engineer. He has a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Chicago Chapter, Illinois State Society, National Society of Professional Engineers.
Ten years with a Motorola Service Shop as a field service engineer. He attained Journeyman status with the IBEW Local 134. Five years with a General Electric (later Erickson, later Tyco, later Harris) two-way radio shop. He has been forty plus years as a licensed extra class amateur radio operator, W9XB.
Mr. Duel was knighted by Her Royal Highness, Princess Elisabeth of Germany, as a Templar Knight. He was promoted later to the rank of Knight Commandeur, KCTJ. Holds title of Sir recognized by the crown. view website..
Raymond B. Heath is a principal member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. He has a B.S. in Physics from the University of Tulsa and a M.S. in physics from New Mexico State University. Before joining Sandia in 1985, he worked 15 years in operations research at the US Army TRADOC Systems Analysis Activity at White Sands Missile Range. His areas of expertise include modeling and simulation of urban and rural combat, battlefield tactics and terrain analysis, school-business partnerships, science curriculum development, energy policy analysis, reengineering/process improvement, and systems engineering.
Mr. Heath has been a team leader in the development of large computer simulations. He has led corporate-level reengineering and process improvement teams, and has organized and coordinated joint, multi-site commodity teams between design and production agencies. Mr. Heath developed and coordinated the Sandia Science Advisors (SCIAD) Project for Albuquerque Public Schools, where 124 SCIAD’s supported teachers in 104 schools. He has consulted on school-business partnerships both nationally and internationally. He has applied judgmental analysis decision evaluation tools to quantify decision-making in many areas. Recent work includes process and tool development for inserting commercial microelectronics in strategic systems, along with corporate-level systems engineering (requirements management and architecture development) of the Laboratories’ information environment. view website..
Walter Heath is currently a technical consultant, writer, and educator. He was a practicing respiratory therapist for 14 years including Respiratory Therapist/Supervisor, Pediatric intensive care, and Blood Gas laboratory analysis at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. During that period of time, he developed several modifications of existing equipment to enhance the ever-evolving new methods of treatment in that dynamic research oriented environment. He also designed several new devices to meet the demands of the constantly changing techniques used in modern intensive care units.
He is the sole inventor of a total of four patented medical products related to respiratory therapy, particularly related to humidification and control of medical gases. He supervised prototyping and limited manufacturing of the products, demonstrated them, and marketed them at trade shows and hospitals. He has a proven ability to offer a unique, creative approach to the development and design of new devices with a strong talent for innovation and adaptation. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Tulsa, and a Master of Arts Degree from Pittsburg State University.
Walter Heath, in recent years is also renowned for his invention and development of the HEATH-board which has presently made substantial strides when used by autistic children for therapy. It is being used in 32 autistic support classrooms serving approximately 200 special needs artists ranging from 5 to 20 years old. Use of the device is expanding after this highly successful results in the treatment of these autistic children.
Investor, advisor, resource and deal-guy. Rick Gibson has had a 34-year career building businesses. He founded and co-founded several successful technology companies and has advised over (75) others. He is 57-years old. Since 2000, Mr. Gibson has served as Managing Director of HOTventures, a “mentor capital fund” for the Southwest U.S., which invests in and advises fast-growth companies, specializing in Information Technology, BioSciences “light”, GreenTech and Media. As an investor and entrepreneurial activist, he’s totally immersed in early-stage growth companies…finding them and making them great.
Mr. Gibson has been an investor, advisor or board member in: Aquarius Water, Avisere, Beamz, CopperKey, Flypaper, Funding Universe, High Throughput Genomics, High Spirits, Humshakal/Chakraa, Medipacs, Medsphere, MSDx, Octopi, Regenesis, StrongWatch and World Wide Wheat. He is a limited partner in Solstice Capital II (one of the largest venture capital funds in Arizona). In Tucson, Mr. Gibson is on the Executive Board and Screening Committee of the Desert Angels and on the board of UA’s Arizona Center for Innovation (AZCI). For several years, was Adjunct Instructor and then Practitioner Faculty for UA’s Eller School Entrepreneurship Program, and also served on the MBA Advisory Council. In Phoenix, Mr. Gibson is on the board of Arizona State University’s Technopolis and an Entrepreneur in Residence, a coach for the LaunchPad and LaunchPrep entrepreneurship programs, and a mentor for ASU TechBA. He is on the Executive Committee and Screening Committee for the Invest Southwest Capital Conference. He was creator of “Entrepreneur’s Resource Guide” for bizAZ magazine and a member of the Philanthropic Development Council of the Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation. In Flagstaff, Mr. Gibson is on the board of the NACET incubator (Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies) and on the management committee of its Northern Arizona Angel group.
Elsewhere, Mr. Gibson is a judge for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, and on the Angel Capital Association’s National Collaboration Committee. He is also on the selection committee for the Rocky Mountain Life Science Investor Conference. He was a guest instructor for the Power of Angel Investing seminar for Angel Capital Association 2008 Summit.
Mr. Gibson was an early shareholder in Bill Gross’ Idealab and founded one of its first companies, E-Ticket Inc, which merged with the Nederlander Organization’s RealTime Syndication Network to become FeatureCast Inc. Mr. Gibson served as Vice-Chairman. FeatureCast secured the online license for and executive-produced: Fox’s America’s Most Wanted, Teen Magazine and National Enquirer. Mr. Gibson participated in strategic planning with the ten original Idealab CEOs. Idealab is known for its creation and investment of several well-known technology companies including: Overture (acquired by Yahoo), United Online (was NetZero and Juno), Aptera, Internet Brands, CitySearch, Energy Innovations, eSolar, Desktop Factory, Picasa, Tickets.com, eToys and Evolution Robotics. [See http://idealab.com]. 1998-2000, Mr. Gibson was an advisor to the board of directors of Petersen Publishing, producers of 100+ magazines including Motor Trend, Hot Rod and Teen.
Mr. Gibson co-founded GNP Development Corp and in 1986 they sold it to Lotus Development Corp for $10 million. In 1991, they co-founded Knowledge Adventure Inc, which in 1996 they sold to Cendant for $100 million. Knowledge Adventure became the world’s largest children’s CD-ROM edutainment software company (almost $400 million in annual revenues), owned by Vivendi-Universal, known for its ‘JumpStart’ (20 million units sold) and ‘Blaster’ series.
1986 through 1991, Mr. Gibson consulted to several software companies including Ashton-Tate, Que Software/Macmillan and SPSS Inc, and arranged sales of technology to Symantec, Microlytics and Paramount Publishing. Mr. Gibson directed a division of Ashton-Tate and was Chairman of 4-5-6 WORLD, a direct marketer of Lotus products. Earlier, Mr. Gibson directed national sales and or marketing and helped start or re-start: Fisher Corp, KLH, Ultralinear and Androbot Inc (the personal robot start-up by Nolan Bushnell, who founded Atari and Chuck E Cheese). Mr. Gibson began his career as one of the first store managers for The GAP Inc, which now has over 3,000 stores including Old Navy and Banana Republic. view website..