Wilmington DE – Rithem Life Sciences, a Wilmington, Delaware-based medical device company and developer of safe and efficacious life-saving portable products, has announced that Eugene, OR-based EMS Safety Services, Inc. Founders Paul and Marian Lepore have joined its Strategic Advisory Board. EMS Safety Services, now part of the Health and Safety Institute (HSI) family of brands, is one of the nation’s largest CPR, automated external defibrillator (AED), and first aid training programs.
The Strategic Advisory Board collaborates with Rithem’s leadership team as the company advances the development, sale, and distribution of its portable, hands-only CPR aid – ResQR and the JoltzAED. The ResQR is ergonomically designed with numerous advanced features. A metronome and LED light guidance provide a chest compression pacing system. A placement indicator ensures proper positioning of the hands during compressions, allowing for the equal spreading of force across the wider surface area of the sternum to reduce the risk of fractures. It is also equipped with built-in modesty and personal protective equipment to avoid unnecessarily exposing the recipient’s chest.
The Lepores join the company’s Strategic Advisory Board which includes Major General (Ret.) Larry Harrington, Dov Maisel, A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P, and former Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell.
Paul Lepore, MPA, EMT-P, is a retired Chief Officer of the Redondo Beach (California) Fire Department, where he spent five years assigned to manage the Emergency Services Division, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the CERT program. Prior to this position, Chief Lepore spent 23 years on the Long Beach Fire Department, where he concluded his career as Battalion Chief in charge of the EMS division. As an author and serial entrepreneur, he has focused on coaching and mentoring members of the fire service in leadership, operational readiness, and employee development. Lepore routinely lectures nationally on EMS and fire service-related topics.
Marian Lepore, PT, BS, GCS, specializes in program development and creating more effective training curriculums. She established physical rehabilitation department protocols in multiple medical settings before focusing her efforts on EMS Safety Services. As CEO of EMS Safety, Lepore was the driving force behind its rapid growth and international recognition. She focused on creating CPR/AED/First Aid training programs which were more engaging, innovative and effective while technically accurate.
“We are excited to join the Rithem Life Sciences’ Strategic Advisory Board and be part of a team committed to improving access to life-saving devices. The company’s founders’ vision of portable and affordable CPR devices resulted in the innovative application of advanced technology. We are certain that Rithem Life Sciences’ products will make a difference in the fast and effective response to cardiac arrest in both the workplace and community,” said Paul and Marian Lepore
“Paul and Marian Lepore are invaluable additions to our Strategic Advisory Board because of their vast experience in the field of emergency medical services. By tapping into their collective vision and guidance for Rithem’s life-saving products, we can further develop and implement creative strategies to enhance our business impact.” explained Jonathan Rosenblum, DPM, CEO of Rithem Life Sciences.