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, 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 Univ. of Virginia, Ecomnomics and Psychology 1988.
Scott Corron, Principal and Founder
Scott Corron is the CEO and majority shareholder of Medicus Rescue. Medicus Rescue provides sales of telemedicine products and services, bleeding control products, and tactical combat casualty care / emergency preparedness. Scott founded Medicus Rescue in 2013. Among other products, LifeBot was a key part of the overall offering of Medicus Rescue. Scott is a twenty-four-year veteran of the medical industry and a eighteen-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 The Prudential Insurance Company with Prudential Psychiatric Management. As a regular motivational speaker, Scott is also 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, from Rice University in 1988 and studied Public Health and Medical Ethics at the University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston.
Michael Gonzalez MD , Chief Medical Officer
Michael Gonzalez studied medicine at UT 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 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 Assitant Medical Director of Trauma and Advanced Airway Mangement 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.
Steve Crowder, Chief Technology Officer/Advisor
Steven D. Crowder, Has over 24 years of management experience in the telecommunications industry. Steve has extensive experience designing and maintaining telecommunications systems including microwave, satellite, WAN and LAN systems. He also has over 11 years of business development experience and has a great understanding for the opportunities that a Native American 8(a) company offers. Steve retired from the Air Force after 20 years of honorable service and while serving in the Air Force, Steve managed the White House Communications Agency’s (WHCA) satellite travel branch procuring, traveling, maintaining and deploying assets worldwide to support Presidential communications. Additionally, Mr. Crowder was the telecommunications manager in the White House Situation Room which provided 24/7 support to the President, Vice President and National Security Council. He also worked for TKC Communications during the start-up phase and was instrumental in the growth to 400 employees and almost $200 million in revenue in four short years of business.
Guyon Hill, MD - Dr. Hill is a board certified emergency medicine physician with additional specialty training in pediatric emergency medicine. In these capacities, he has worked clinically at multiple adult and pediatric level I trauma centers providing care as well as training other physicians, midlevel providers, and medical students. As a military physician, he has served in multiple elite special operations units and trained and supervised countless special operations medics from all branches. During five combat deployments, he has provided direct medical support during combat operations in four countries. In 2011, he became the first physician in the U.S. Army in 18 years to become fully qualified as a Special Forces Soldier (Green Beret). He is also qualified as a parachutist, flight surgeon, and a U.S. Navy Diver and Dive Medical Officer. In 2013 he received the U.S. Army Surgeon General’s Physician Recognition Award and was recognized as the top physician in the Army holding the rank of Major. He is also a recipient of the Combat Medical Badge, two Bronze Star Medals, and multiple other combat and non-combat awards. He has lectured internationally on the topics of prehospital tactical medicine and many other emergency medicine topics as well as published numerous book chapters and scientific papers.
James M Cross MD - Dr Cross is Professor of Surgeryat 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.
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.
Aimé Diaw- Aimé brings more than 15 years technology industry leadership, computer hardware expertise, and executive managment experience. Aimé is renowned international executive with a passion for operational excellence and over achievement in high growth start up, turn-around and emerging market environments. He is a recognized leader in team building, mentoring, human capital development and public speaking. He is the founder of Agglico Consulting, a firm that specializes in bringing technological solutions to emerging economies around the world. In addition to serving on the company's Executive Council, he oversees the development and implementation of the enterprise technology investment strategy and provides strategic direction to several functions and business organizations. Aimé oversees the corporate direction and strategy for Agglico's global business operations, sales, support consulting, marketing and alliance channels. He focuses on strategy, leadership, and innovation. Aimé has delivered extraordinary results in telecommunications and technology across five continents. His success arises from his inclusive leadership style, cross-cultural sensitivity, intuition for customer movitvation, and a strong belief in social entrepreurship that keeps everything in perspective.
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.