|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 the President of the Board of Directors for the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District. Matt is Chairman of the Finance 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 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.
|Richard Price is President of the PulsePoint Foundation. 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.
|William (Bill) Coy is an experienced coach, consultant and teacher with particular skills in helping growing organizations to manage their human capital, develop their leadership talent, and integrate their changing cultures. He is currently a partner in La Piana Consulting.
Organizational and leadership development have been a primary focus of Bill’s work for the past 20 years. He has acted as a coach and consultant to over 250 executive directors, corporate and governmental leaders. He has over 25 years consulting experience in developing effective operational systems, processes, and board/staff roles in order to support nonprofits in making their missions a viable reality. He has developed a specialized expertise in helping teams become more cohesive and effective.
Bill has developed and led leadership learning communities for both emerging and senior leaders from Fargo North Dakota to Honolulu Hawai’i, including both the PONO program and HELP in partnership with the Hawai’i Community Foundation. He has acted as an executive coach with the Noyce Leadership Institute since its inception and has taught at the University of San Francisco where he created the core graduate level course on Human Resource Management in Nonprofits.
Previously Bill was Director of Human Resources for the Catholic Diocese of Oakland and for Yosemite National Institutes, an environmental education organization. He also directed training and development for George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), a film special effects company, and was responsible for organizational and management development at both ILM and Skywalker Sound. Bill is the only consultant known to have facilitated meetings at both the Vatican and Skywalker Ranch!
|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, woman, 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.
|Petros Dermetzis leads Workday’s development efforts with responsibility for the founding tools and technologies and on-demand operations for Workday Enterprise Business Services. Prior to Workday, Petros spent nine years with PeopleSoft in key development and international field operations roles. He joined PeopleSoft Field Operations in 1996 to build the company’s product suite for Japan and was responsible for all products for the Asia Pacific region. Most recently he held the position of General Manager and Group Vice President of Tools & Technology. In this role he was responsible for all tools and technologies used to build PeopleSoft’s applications, including project management, development environments, performance and benchmarking, usability, translations, documentation, and training materials. He collectively grew these organizations globally to over 1,200 employees in more than a dozen countries.Previously, Petros was founder and CEO of InfoSoft, an exclusive PeopleSoft distributor in southern Europe. InfoSoft focused on localizing and translating PeopleSoft’s products for this region. Petros grew InfoSoft to a 30-person company which closed some of the largest PeopleSoft Financial deals outside of North America before being acquired by PeopleSoft in 1996. Before founding InfoSoft, Petros worked in the consulting and international field operations groups for Dun & Bradstreet Software and was responsible for presales, training, implementation and customer support for all ten countries the company sold into.
He holds a Master of Science in Information Management from Lancaster University and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Marketing Engineering from Huddersfield University. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).
|Joe Farrell is the co-owner and CEO of Redwood Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, Inc. in Castro Valley, CA. Joe has been in clinical practice as a Doctor of Physical Therapy for 35 years. For nearly three decades he has been involved in post graduate education as a senior faculty member of the Kaiser Hayward Physical Therapy Fellowship Program in Advanced Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists. Joe was the first President and a founding member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists.Joe brings “real life” personal experience with the emergency medical community to the PulsePoint Foundation. In August, 2007 he saved a man’s life with CPR who was suffering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) on a golf course in the Sierra Mountains. One year later he survived a SCA due to the quick action of an individual who witnessed his SCA and performed CPR on him, as well as the rapid action of the Rocklin Fire Department. These life experiences lead Joe and his wife Edie to become very involved with the local Heart Safe Committee and to become American Heart Association CPR/AED instructors.
In 2010 he was chosen as one of the American Heart Associations Emergency Cardiovascular Care Unit “50 for 50 Survivors” of SCA in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of CPR. This year he was appointed as a member of the American Heart Associations San Francisco Bay Area 2020 Task Force. The goal of the task force is to decrease death from cardiovascular disease in the Bay Area by 20% by the year 2020.
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|Dr. Bentley J. Bobrow is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and practices at the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a member of the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center and the Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona. He is the Medical Director for the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System and its Save Hearts in Arizona Registry and Education (SHARE) Program at the Arizona Department of Health Services. Dr. Bobrow is chair of the American Heart Association Basic Life Support Subcommittee.Dr. Bobrow primarily focuses on improving outcomes from time-sensitive emergency medical conditions. He has partnered with public health officials, EMS agencies, municipal fire departments, private ambulance companies, public safety officials, university researchers, hospitals, and the public to develop a statewide reporting and educational network for responding to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). This system of care has resulted in a significant increase in bystander CPR and an increase in the survival rate from OHCA in Arizona.|
|After graduating from Cornell (EE ’62, MBA ’64), Dave Duffield worked for IBM for four years before setting off on a more entrepreneurial path in the business software industry. He has founded five companies over the years — Information Associates, Integral Systems, Business Software Corporation, PeopleSoft, and Workday, where he currently serves as co-founder and co-CEO. Workday (www.workday.com), a company that delivers cloud-based enterprise solutions for human resources, payroll and financial management, has grown to more than 900 employees and 230 customers in six years.When Dave isn’t managing the demands of Workday, he’s heavily involved in the lives of his seven adopted children ranging from one to seventeen years. He also has three grown children and seven grandchildren.
Dave and his family are the benefactors behind Duffield Hall, a nanoscale science and engineering facility at Cornell University. They also support a companion animal welfare foundation, Maddie’s Fund (www.maddiesfund.org), which devotes its resources to helping create a no-kill nation. Additionally, Dave is an active supporter of his local schools and public services.
|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.
|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.
|Chief Jack Parow is from Chelmsford, Mass., is past President and Chairman of the Board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. A 35-year veteran of the fire service and held the rank of Chief of Department since 1991. Chief Parow retired as fire chief in Chelmsford MA. the end of 2010 to take on his current position at the IAFC. Chelmsford Fire Rescue is an all career department operating out located on the Route 495 belt outside of Boston. In addition to his duties as fire chief, he led the busiest state hazardous-material team in the state providing coverage for over 90 communities in northeastern MA. For the last 20 years.Active throughout his entire career, Chief Parow has served as president of the New England Division of the IAFC and president of the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Massachusetts and served on the IAFC Election Committee, the Membership Task Force, the Medical Task Force and the IAFC International Code Council regional committee. He is also a member of the IAFC’s VCOS, Fire & Life Safety Section, EMS Section, and Safety, Health and Survival Section, as well as the NFPA. In addition, he has been very active at both the state and federal level in moving vital fire service legislation forward, including funding of the Fire Bill.
Chief Parow holds a master’s degree in business and policy studies, a bachelor’s degree in fire and safety engineering and an associate’s degree in fire science, and he’s an EFOP graduate. He has been a professor at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA., in both the graduate and undergraduate Fire Science and Management Program since 1996. Furthermore, he maintains both his state and national certifications as an emergency medical technician. Chief Parow is very serious when it comes to health and wellness. He is a certified physical trainer and has competed in triathlons and hundreds of road races, including completing five Boston Marathons.