OUr Team


Mark Bruning

President & CEO

Mark Bruning is an experienced healthcare CEO with a proven track record, most recently successfully leading Colorado’s largest private equity-owned pediatric home nursing and medical therapy company, to significant growth in 24 months through de novo start-ups, double digit same store increases, introduction of new business lines and a strategic acquisition resulting in a highly successful sale and exit at the end of 2016. Mr. Bruning also led the nation’s largest emergency medical services and ambulance transportation healthcare provider, American Medical Response, with over 14,000 employees serving a diverse customer base in over 2,000 U.S. communities. Mark graduated from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).


Elyse Blazevich

Co-Founder, COO, CFO

Backed by a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Applied Business Management, Mrs. Blazevich has successfully led the company from concept to market ready. Milestones achieved to date include onboarding and supervision of an accomplished management team and professional Advisory Board, product and manufacturing development and validation, acquisition of over $5.5 million of private capital, patent issuance, clinical trial development, investigational device exemption approval and 510(k) submission for market clearance.


Arthur Kanowitz, MD, FACEP

CO-Founder, Chairman, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Kanowitz is an Emergency Physician and served as the Colorado State Emergency Medical and Trauma Services (“EMTS”) Medical Director for Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environment from April 2008 to March 2017. Dr. Kanowitz has been involved with emergency services in Colorado for over 35 years. Dr. Kanowitz has served on numerous regional, state and national committees and councils and is diversely published in medical literature.


Richard Harper

Vice President of Sales

Richard Harper is an experienced senior sales executive with an extensive background successfully leading U.S. Sales Teams in the Hospital and EMS areas of care. Rick’s prior experience was focused in the Infection Control and Laboratory Diagnostics segments of health care and he has demonstrable successes in driving revenue growth by creating high performance sales teams through optimization of sales asset deployment, sales processes, and CRM design. He has led sales teams to double digit growth at some of the world's largest medical device manufacturing companies and excels at customization and deployment of strategic, tactical, and consultative sales processes. Rick studied Business & Marketing at University of New Mexico.


Joshua Herrington

Director of Marketing

Joshua Herrington is an experienced Marketing Strategist who has a decade of marketing experience in the pre-hospital, acute care and manufacturing worlds of health care. In his previous roles, Joshua was in charge of driving strategic planning, business development, consumer and product marketing , new product development and the establishment of key marketing metrics related to patient volume and revenue growth.

Joshua holds an MBA in Business with a focus on Marketing from Regis University and is a former EMT-Paramedic for the City and County of Denver.


Jauna Werner

Vice President of Supply Chain and Quality

Jauna is an experienced quality and operations management leader with decades of experience in building the processes, people, and infrastructure for growing companies.  Jauna has lead teams in the medical device industry, hospitals and other industries where her work has focused on optimizing quality and efficiency using Lean, Six Sigma and quality standards.  In these roles, Jauna has successfully led multiple initiatives ranging from implementation of Quality Management Systems based on ISO standards, IT solution implementation, supply chain oversight including supplier quality and cost reduction projects resulting in millions of dollars of savings.

Jauna holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Colorado State University and has taught Operations Management at the University of Colorado.


Scott Bourn, Ph.D.

Vice President of Clinical Quality & Impact

Dr. Bourn is an experienced healthcare executive with an established reputation for leading health care and educational organizations to successfully adapt complicated clinical, educational, and operational evidence in a way that significantly improves intended outcomes and reduces cost.  Over the past decade he has led clinical organizations to develop valid and reliable measures of clinical impact, community health, and patient satisfaction, and then make measurable improvements in quality. 

He has participated in scores of clinical and educational research projects, and has over 200 publications to his credit.  Dr. Bourn has practiced as a paramedic and emergency/critical care nurse, and has a PhD in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

Advisory Board Members


Rick Jory DMin

President & CEO, Sandhill Scientific (Retired) Medical Device Company
Founder, Friends of Vietnam Ministries


Stewart Greisman, DO FACEP

Emergency Physician
Life Fellow of American College of Emergency Physicians


Doug Kupas, MD FACEP

Associate Chief Academic Officer, Geisinger
Health System Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Emergency Services Medical Director


Peter DeBlieux, MD FACEP

Prof. of Clinical Medicine & Dir. of Resident/Faculty Development
Section of Emergency Medicine & Section of Pulmonary/ Critical Care Medicine
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine at New Orleans


Mike Taigman, Paramedic

Improvement Guide, FirstWatch
Professor, UMBC, Emergency Health Services Graduate Program
Faculty, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Founder, Paramedicine ECR


Will Dunn, Paramedic

Clinical Manager, Eagle County Paramedic Services
Chair, Colorado Emergency Medical Practice Advisory Council


Gerry Lewis-Jenkins

Chief Operating Officer, COPIC


Robert Converse, MBA, RRT

Anesthesiology Assistant, University of Colorado Hospital


L.G. Chavez

President & CEO, Burt Fleet Services
Former CEO, Burt Automotive Network


John Morse, CPA

Principal, John P. Morse, CPA, LLC
Former Senate President, State of Colorado


William Evans

Managing Director, Madison Realty Investors


Brad Hamilton

Former Financial Executive and Chief Audit Executive, Newmont Mining Corporation


Troy Noem

Chief Financial Officer, Nuclear Care Partners


Laurence Sampson

Senior Director Medical & Lifescience Industry Strategy, Siemens PLM Software, Former Chief Operating Officer, Swan Valley Medical


Bruno DARRè

Chairman and CEO, 73 Holdings, Inc.


Bob DiSilvio

President, S-Force LLC