Richard Brooks

President, Healthcare Division at Connect America

Richard Brooks

President, Healthcare Division at Connect America

Biography

Richard Brooks is the President of the Healthcare Division at Connect America, one of North America’s largest PERS companies. An industry icon, Richard’s career spans every major event and advancement in the medical alert space.  He has a storied career that includes leading and growing multiple PERS and telehealth businesses. Prior to his role at Connect America, Richard held executive positions at LifeCall, HealthWatch and Philips Lifeline.

During his current tenure at Connect America, Richard has led the organization through multiple acquisitions. Most notably Home Buddy, the Petaluma Health Care District Medical Alert Program, Racine Medical Alert; and of course the recent industry shaking acquisition of competitor Tunstall Americas.

Richard is a co-founder of the Medical Alert Monitoring Association, the industry’s trade association, where he currently serve on the board of directors. A graduate of Temple University School of Law, he lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife.

Richard obtained his Juris Doctor focused in Law from Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law.

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