Simply put, we hope to improve the health of millions of young children, their families, teachers and health care providers. We are producing an inexpensive hand-held universal device (Trek Reader) that will be used to read twenty FDA approved tests of the most common communicable illnesses. With the test results, these sick children gain a head start on treating these illnesses, reducing the length and severity of illness for the individual child, as well as contagion to others.
The founder and core management team of Trek Reader LLC have seen TR through every step of development from proof of concept to prototype completion and initial evaluation with military health care providers. The initial development cycle was accomplished with the investment of several million dollars. This public use Trek Reader is an extension of what was initially accomplished over a multi-year period with the U.S. Army's Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center. The core team (Riddles, Williams, and Baumgardner) were the project managers and contributing subject matter experts from the beginning of the initiative. Dr. Baumgardner has provided the vision and driving force behind developing the Trek Reader for the health and well-being of individual Americans.
Dr. Rob Baumgardner founded Trek Reader with the vision of putting scientific, engineering and medical knowledge in the hands of parents, schools and providers to the immediate benefit of individuals and communities. He has impressive experience with 20 years in the DOD (Department of Defense) healthcare developing, fielding and sustaining the electronic medical record and support systems. He managed a high performance team for MC4 (Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care) that provided product support and new product development ($45M program). He is a subject matter expert to several Virtual Health products and an Organization Scientist with expertise in monitoring and measuring the performance of organizations. He has over 20 years in the private and government sectors in both Consulting and Management roles, including 4 years in financial systems at a $1.7B energy corporation. Dr. Rob has experience consulting to Fortune 500 companies, the DOD, and the DOE (Department of Energy). Best of all, he has the enthusiasm and vision to make healthcare decisions affordable, fast, and in the hands of those who need it.
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Dave Williams has 20+years as a Board Certified hospital-based health care administrator, responsible for emergency and specialty patient care delivery, facility management, and JCAHO Quality Assurance, in facilities of 175 - 425 beds. He has 10+years working in Health & Human Services – Department of Defense Patient Safety Quality Assurance/Testing Consultant. His accomplishments: national-wide include standardized electronic PS-reporting. Implementation of DOD-wide health Care QA-Award Program. Development of web-accessible electronic medical record (EMR), library of operational successful QA-enhancement projects. Additionally, Mr. Williams has spent 10+years as a Medical Information Technology Researcher, focused on point-of service, (POS) (injury) clinical data capture-transfer products between First Responders and Providers. The results included (real-time clinical support) with POS clinical data becoming a critical part of patient treatment. (Early-adopter success).
As part of a long and strong career, he brings 4+years in Consultant Neurology with Enhanced Practice Offerings / Profitability. Mr. Williams has an amazing capacity to create a bridge between Medical Care Providers and technology researchers and developers.
Mr. Brent Riddles has 35 years of experience in the Information Technology Sector in the areas of product development, deployment, and support. The last 15 years have been with the DOD introducing and supporting new products for medical personnel in deployed environments. He has an extensive network of private sector contacts that consult with him on new product capabilities. He has successfully led the development, production and deployment of new IT products in the private and government sectors. He is highly respected as an expert consultant in information assurance, networks, information systems design, development and integration. Mr. Riddles has 15 years of experience in mechanical and electrical engineering related to nuclear power, manufacturing and industrial construction. His ability to evaluate technology and support those implementing medical tools is recognized nationally and internationally.
Dr. Jenny, as she is affectionately known by her patients, holds both a PhD in Developmental Psychology and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She joins our professional staff with a wealth of experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Jenny has held faculty appointments at the Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital, and the Menninger Hospital and Clinic in Houston, Texas. During her tenure at the Menninger Clinic and Hospital, she was the Clinical and Developmental Psychologist in the Adolescent Treatment Program, working with teens with serious mental illness including eating disorders, personality disorders, trauma, self harm, severe mood and anxiety disorders, as well as those with psychotic issues. More recently, Dr. Jenny joined the Children's Rehabilitative Services at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona where she was working with children who have serious medical and behavioral health concerns. She has worked extensively with young children, providing developmental assessments as well as therapy and parent coaching. Her psychological assessment, diagnostic and evaluation skills are outstanding. Dr. Jenny also has extensive experience working with Executives and Professionals in Crisis. Finally, she is well versed in evidenced based therapies for families and couples. Dr. Jenny is internationally known for her work in Attachment issues and is the first trainer in North America on the Child Attachment Inventory. She is an outstanding researcher and joins our team to provide guidance in evaluating the psychosocial aspects of the implementation of the Trek Reader and to provide leadership in presenting training to parents and professionals working with children.
Dr. Adam Baumgardner has more than 10 years experience as a Licensed Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, and Alternative Health care professional. He has integrated ways of healing from a number of modalities, including Japanese Acupuncture, an emotional Acupuncture protocol (Neuro-Emotional Technique), homeopathy, herbal therapy, and soft tissue techniques (Graston ART, PNF). He trained under Dr. Janet Lang on using nutrition and herbal therapy to balance hormones and other issues such as diabetes, heart conditions, and stress modification. Dr. Baumgardner believes the body truly is amazing in its ability to heal and regenerate. He has as an excellent record managing a multi-disciplinary heath care clinic. He's dedicated his professional life to learning about ways to relieve pain and suffering and then to teach his patients to know how best to contribute to their own health. Dr. Baumgardner sees Trek Reader as a significant tool in allowing individuals to gain more knowledge and to contribute fully to their own health. He thinks the Reader will also allow for more accurate and faster diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can begin quickly. He will provide operation support to Dr. Robert Baumgardner in standing up the administration and initial staffing of Trek Reader.
Dr. Tessa Baumgardner has two medical specialities. She is a fully licensed Physician, Board Certified in both Pediatrics and Anesthesiology. Dr. Baumgardner has worked in a faculty role at a Level 1 Trauma Center. She has extensive experience providing general anesthesia medical care as well as pediatric anesthesia services. Additionally, Dr. Baumgardner has worked in both General Outpatient Pediatrics as well as Emergency Pediatrics. She is qualified to provide consultation to the Trek Reader team in the areas of health care, organization operations and Trek Reader strategic capabilities. She will be able to represent the physicians or other medical care providers who seek to integrate the Trek Reader into their technology as they care for their patients.
Dr. Barbara Baumgardner has more than 40 years experience as a health care provider in a variety of settings. She is currently a successful owner and operator of a general mental health care practice providing holistic care to individuals and families across the lifespan. She will provide consultation on the Trek Reader capabilities, operations and training.
Ms. Suellen Williams brings a wealth of experience in education settings. She has more than 20 years as a Board Certified Teacher in pre-, primary, and middle public schools. For more than a decade she was a Master prepared curriculum developer and teacher in the Virginia school system and certified for gifted-talented students and early childhood education. She also enhanced middle-school child development scores and was named Teacher of the Year for 3 years. She understands the importance of physical health and the effect on academics. She facilitated early adoption of physical fitness and wellness into a DoDDS Overseas curriculum while in Germany, resulting in enhanced student progress with a 12% increase in academic subject scores. She is well qualified to be a liaison and trainer for integrating Trek Reader into education settings at all levels.
Mr. Finis Conner brings five decades of experience as an executive in global electronic firms. He is the co-founder of Seagate and the founder of Conner Peripherals, both of which were Fortune 500 companies. Conner Peripherals, CNR, was cited by Fortune Magazine as the fastest growing company in US History ($1.3B in the 4th year). It merged with STX in 1996 to become the largest HDD (hard disk drive) company. Mr. Conner brings global connections and relationships with a broad range of technology companies, governments, health entities and a keen awareness of consumer needs.