Blair Kelly, Principal and Founder
Blair is an entrepreneur that has started and sold several successful businesses in a diverse group of industries including Concierge/Retainer Medicine, publishing, real estate, and Internet services. Some of these companies include: Charlottesville Business Journal, sold to Media General (MEG) in 1995; The Closing Company, Inc., sold to Land America (LFG) in 2004; and Cornerstone Networks, Inc., sold to what is now Ntelos (NTLS) in 1999. Blair was the original founding CEO of the Concierge/Retainer Medicine company, Guardian 24/7 . Committed to philanthropic work as well, Blair has served as Chairman of the Board of the United Way, Thomas Jefferson Area, in Charlottesville, VA. Blair was the founding publisher of The Hook, a weekly newspaper based in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was also the CEO and Director of Eye Response Technologies, Inc., a market leading medical device company that was acquired by DynaVox Mayer-Johnson. Blair has a BA/BS from the University of Virginia, Economics and Psychology, 1988.
Scott Corron, Principal and Founder
Scott is a twenty-four-year veteran of the medical industry, and a fourteen-year expert and sales leader in the placement and use of diagnostic cardiology and other medical devices and assays. Prior to a career in cardiology diagnostic devices, Scott worked in patient relations and risk management as a patient advocate and representative at Hermann Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center, while studying medical ethics and the doctor-patient relationship in graduate school. During the early 1990s, Scott served at the Prudential Insurance Company with Prudential Psychiatric Management. As a regular motivational speaker, Scott is also a national advocate for CPR education and AED placement in public venues. Scott conceptualized an initiative that was to be the first of its kind in the United States, to place AEDs in an outdoor park setting in Houston's Memorial Park. As a cardiac arrest survivor, Scott lobbied on behalf of a House Bill initiative for protection of those who choose to utilize a life-saving AED. Working with Congressman Pete Olson, the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act of 2013 H.R. 2135 was sponsored to approach a uniform base of liability protection for businesses that acquire AEDs and the Good Samaritans who choose to use them. Scott has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University, 1988, and studied Public Health and Medical Ethics at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston.
Michael Gonzalez, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Michael studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He completed two years of general surgery prior to his emergency medicine residency at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, a Joint US Army and US Air Force Program. He served eleven years of active duty service with the US Air Force, including mutiple deployments to IRAQ and Afghanistan. Dr. Gonzalez was Chief of Emergency Services at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, and served as the Regional Director of the US Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Teams. Dr. Gonzalez is Assistant Medical Director of Trauma and Advanced Airway Management for the Ben Taub Emergency Department, and Director of Simulation for the Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine. Mike is an Assistant Medical Director for EMS for the Houston Fire Department in the area of telemedicine. Mike has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University.
James M. Cross, MD
James is Professor of Surgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr Cross in an expert in the treatment of burns and has extensive experience in critical care medicine and trauma. He served as the Director of the Burns center at UAB in Alabama for ten years before returning to Texas. Dr Cross is the medical director of the John S Dunn, Sr Burn Center at Memorial Hermann TMC. Dr Cross completed Surgical Residency (Memorial Hermann, MD Anderson and LBJ Hospitals) where he served as Chief Resident and completed a Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed medical school at University of Tennessee at Memphis. Dr Cross graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi in 1986. Dr Cross is board certified in surgery and critical care medicine.
William "Kirk" Kuykendall, J.D. - Medical Legal Counsel
William H. "Kirk" Kuykendall is has engaged in the private practice of law representing clients in medical, legal, administrative, and litigation matters. Prior to engaging in private practice, Mr. Kuykendall acquired professional experience as a member of the University of Texas System Office of General Counsel, the State of Texas Office of the Attorney General, and the Galveston County Criminal District Attorney¹s Office. From 1996 until 2009, Mr. Kuykendall served on the Austin Travis County Federally Qualified Health Center Board of Directors. In 2008 that entity was succeeded by the Central Texas Community Health Centers a/k/a CommUnityCare. From 2009 until his appointment with the Central Health Board of Managers, Mr. Kuykendall served as a member of CommUnityCare Board of Directors, and most recently as the vice-chair of that body. Mr. Kuykendall has a diverse history of service with various civic and community organizations, including the Texas State Board of Barber Examiners (Chairman), the Interim Austin Hospital Authority Board of Directors (Chairman), Brackenridge Hospital Board of Directors, St. David¹s Hospital Health Care Foundation, Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Occupational Industrial Centers of Austin Board of Directors, among others. He is also the recipient of the City of Austin Certificate of Appreciation (10 years of service) and the City of Austin Distinguished Service Award (1996). In 1982, Mr. Kuykendall received his J.D. from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he also completed his B.S. in business administration.
Jessica Henry, Aviation Development Specialist
Jessica has over 8 years experience in commercial and private aviation flight crew. She maintains multiple certifications in aviation in emergecy evacuation procedures, aircrew combative training, and supplemental security training and first responder medical training including CPR. Aircraft experience and crew training includes, Boeing 767, 747, Gulftream 4, 5, Citation, Hawker, Legacy, Embraer, Challenger and Global jets. Jessica has flown for the State Department, including the former 41st and 43rd Presidents. Jessica has crewed for other dignitaries to destinations around the world including but not limited to the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Japan and the Pacific Rim and South America.
M. Jennings Edney III –Principal
Jennings has over 23 years of medical industry sales and marketing expertise including extensive medical office and surgical equipment experience and implantable medical devices. Specifically, he has considerable experience with cardiology products, imaging services, ambulatory services and disposable medical product lines in a variety of clinical and surgical environments. His qualifications include developing relationships with physician customers and hospitals, training surgical staff and physicians, as well as developing protocols and proficiencies in healthcare from a profitable business perspective. Mr. Edney has achieved top ranking sales revenues in multi-million dollar territories for several multi-billion dollar healthcare companies including PSS and Medtronic. Mr. Edney has a Bachelor of Arts from Florida State Univerisity.
Raj Bavsar – Sales and Marketing Manager for Southern California.
Raj is a motivational speaker in health and an expert in Yoga and Wellness. Raj is best known as a 2008 Olympics Bronze Medalist in Men's Gymnastics, 2004 Olympic Team Alternate, 2003 World Championships Silver Medalist, 2001 World Championships Silver Medalist, and the 2002 NCAA All-Round Champion. Raj is a Former Artist with Cirque Du Soleil Los Angeles Based Show "Iris". Raj is a graduate of Ohio State University.
David Gregory - Sales and Marketing Consultant, Southeastern United States
David Gregory has over 20 years experience in marketing and sales in the physician office and hospital space, in cardiology, internal medicine, family practice and gasterointerology. David has been a sales leader and won numerous national sales awards for the companies he represents.