Who We Are
The Leader in Connected
Bringing Healthcare into the Home
Delivering Comprehensive Care and Lifesaving Solutions for the Home
For more than 35 years, Connect America has been helping aging and at-risk individuals live safely in their homes. Through our easy-to-use personal emergency response, remote patient monitoring and medication management systems, we process more than 250,000 emergency signals and data transmissions each month and have protected more than 2 million lives. But Connect America is more than just technology. Our trained response coordinators are available 24/7, providing access to lifesaving care for seniors and vulnerable populations.
Our expert advisors help build and tailor systems that achieve targeted quality, risk, and health outcomes today while developing the tools and strategies to manage tomorrow’s challenges. More than 1,000 provider partners and health plans in the U.S. trust Connect America for delivering safety and care while preventing unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency department visits.
Why Choose Connect America
For over 45 years, our connected health platform has been the safe, reliable choice for individuals, health plans and providers nationwide.
More than 3,000 provider partners and health plans in the U.S. trust Connect America for delivering access to safety and care while preventing unnecessary hospitalizations.
Our systems process over 850,000 emergency signals and data transmissions each month and protect more than 900,000 subscribers.
Simplicity and ease-of-use allow our connected health platform to be deployed quickly and efficiently across large and diverse patient populations.
With over 1,500 employees and 20 field service locations in the U.S., our expert advisors build and customize systems that help effectively manage at-risk populations.
Our value-based innovation and commitment to quality care enable our health partners to achieve their targeted quality, health and financial outcomes.
The Connect America Family of Brands
Lifeline offers the personal emergency response system (PERS) and senior living solutions with 24/7 access to trained care specialists, and digital solutions that help caregivers stay connected and coordinate their loved one’s needs.Learn More
100Plus is the fastest-growing remote patient monitoring platform empowering healthcare providers to manage their chronic patients remotely, proactively engage them to avoid expensive, episodic care and drive a higher quality of life.
Success for Payers and Providers
Ray F. SSM Health
We have had multiple patients press their medical alert pendant after their heart stopped beating for a short time, and because this remote technology enabled them to receive timely care, they survived. It’s clear Connect America cares about the patient as much as we do. By working with a reliable partner, we’ve been able to collaborate and problem-solve when needed to ensure the best possible patient outcomes."
Theresa B. Ocean Health Initiatives
Connect America’s RPM solution is a gamechanger for OHI's efforts to improve care for our underserved, vulnerable patient populations. Utilizing RPM has made a meaningful impact on the lives of our patients, which is what we care about most. This technology allows us to provide considerate and timely treatment to patients that typically require a significant amount of care. By being able to intervene earlier we have seen significant improvements in patient outcomes."
Michelle M. St. Peter’s Health Partners
We have been thrilled with Connect America! ConnectVitals is a huge improvement over our previous provider. We are able to give new equipment and enhanced technology features to our members while reducing costs. They truly partner with us and actively help us grow the program.”
Lynette T. Director of Finance, The Eddy
Paloma H. President and CEO, Urban Health Plan
Meet the Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
Janet Dillione is Connect America’s CEO, with experience building innovative strategies and strong teams that transform businesses for sustained growth and profitability. Throughout her career, she has been focused on leading important developments in healthcare technology by solving long-standing issues in the delivery of care.
Her experience in growing businesses enables the company to build on and implement its market strategy to enable scale and maximize performance. Prior to joining Connect America, Janet worked in the healthcare information services industry as CEO of Bernoulli Enterprise, Inc., GM of Nuance Healthcare, and CEO of Siemens Healthcare IT.
With leading roles in both large-scale global businesses as well as start-up scenarios, Janet is a dynamic leader who knows how to effectively instill a customer- and market-centric culture within an organization to drive the business forward.
Throughout her career progression, she has been a frequent presenter at industry conferences and has authored dozens of articles for multiple healthcare publications. Since 2015, she has served as a member of the Board of Directors for CorMedix, and in 2019, also joined the Board of CortiCare.
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
John Brady is Connect America’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), where he manages supply chain, fulfillment, customer service, and financial operations for the company.
A long-time industry veteran, John established The Resource Group, Inc. and later transferred the Security Group to TRG Associates, Inc. Previously, John acted as General Manager, Installation, and Service Manager for more than twenty alarm companies, with a focus on improving installation quality, service response, technical training, and system design.
Earlier in his career, John served as Controller for the Mount Tolman Mining project on the Colville Indian Reservation in Grand Coulee, WA. Before that, he held CFO or Treasury positions with Page Wilson, Smith & Wesson, and Setlowear prior to joining Securitylink as CFO.
John earned his MBA from Babson College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Connecticut CPA certification.
Richard Brooks joined Connect America in August 2012 and is the President of Connect America’s Healthcare Division, with over 35 years of leadership expertise in the PERS industry. Throughout his career, he has pioneered technologies, including PERS, medication adherence and remote patient monitoring, that have helped improve the safety, health and quality of life for aging, at-risk and disabled populations.
Prior to Connect America, Richard served as Vice President and General Manager of the Government Services Division of Philips Lifeline. His expertise in the areas of Medicaid, Medicare, managed care and payor reimbursement helped lead and manage Philips’ technology and government initiatives.
Before Philips, Richard served as the President and CEO of Health Watch, Inc., a pioneer in the healthcare segment of the PERS industry. Under his leadership, Health Watch grew to the second largest PERS company in the industry and was sold to Philips Lifeline in April 2007.
Richard is a founding member of the Medical Alert Monitoring Association, former Vice President, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He has also served on the Operating Investment Committee of RFE Investment Partners, a private equity fund based in New Canaan, CT. Richard has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Temple University and a Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law.
Chief Digital Officer
As Connect America’s Chief Digital Officer, Vijay Karia is responsible for the company’s digital, and IT teams.
Previously, Vijay led the development and implementation of enterprise systems at NYSE Euronext and KGB, including CRM, web, financial, accounting, and human resources systems. He has managed technology teams in the U.S. as well as London, Paris, and the Philippines.
Prior to starting his career in technology, Vijay competed on the men’s ATP professional tennis circuit. Vijay also holds a BSBA degree from Boston University Questrom School of Business.
Chief Health Informatics Officer
Rosemary Kennedy is Connect America’s Chief Health Informatics Officer, with expertise in delivering innovative, value-based healthcare by utilizing health information technology and process redesign to improve quality, safety, costs and performance.
Before joining Connect America, Rosemary led eCare Informatics, LLC, where she championed the development and implementation of body-worn sensors, mobile apps and mobile communications. Previously, Rosemary was Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Sotera Wireless, Inc., where she provided leadership for clinical resources responsible for measuring ROI and performance improvement.
Prior to Sotera Wireless, Inc, Rosemary worked for the National Quality Forum (NQF) in Washington, D.C. as Vice President, Health Information Technology. Earlier in her career, Rosemary served as the Chief Nursing Informatics Officer (CNIO) at Siemens Healthcare. She earned her Ph.D. in Nursing, Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Rosemary holds many elected roles in professional societies and is widely presented and published in the fields of informatics, health information technology and terminology standards. She is also the recipient of multiple industry awards, including the Modern Healthcare “Top 25 Women in Healthcare Award,” the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) “Nursing Informatics Award,” and is a Fellow with the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).
Chief Human Resources Officer
Nicole L. Kahny is a member of Connect America’s Management Committee and serves as Chief Human Resources Officer. Nicole is a Global Human Resources Executive with more than 26 years of cross-functional experience leading organizational and HR transformation.
Over the course of her career, Nicole has gained extensive cross-industry experience in global organizations of varying size and complexity, including multiple roles with Fortune 100 companies such as Nationwide, Pfizer and Lockheed Martin as well as high growth/founder start-up environments. Nicole’s broad industry background includes Aerospace/Defense/IT, Pharmaceuticals, Financial Services, Media, Industrial/Distribution, Manufacturing, Technology and Consulting. Her notable expertise includes leading large-scale transformations, M&A initiatives, high growth scaling efforts, critical talent strategies, and culture transformation.
As Connect America’s Chief Human Resources Officer, Nicole is responsible for all aspects of our human resources strategy, and oversees the alignment of the HR strategy with the broader business strategy. Her specific responsibilities include organizational development, talent management, talent acquisition and workforce planning, leadership development, organizational culture, diversity & inclusion, total rewards, HR Compliance, M&A diligence and integration planning, and employee engagement & communications.
Before joining Connect America, Nicole served as the Chief Administrative Officer for InterDigital, a technology research and development company that provides wireless and video technologies for mobile devices, networks, and services worldwide. Prior to InterDigital, Nicole was the Chief Human Resources Officer for Airgas®, a leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, as well as hardgoods and related products. Earlier in her career, Nicole also held positions that included both generalist and specialist responsibilities, including serving as Vice President, Global Organizational & Leadership Development at Viacom Media Networks; Vice President, Talent & Organizational Capability at Pfizer; and Talent Management & Development at Lockheed Martin.
Nicole’s educational background includes undergraduate degrees in both Business and Instructional Design. She is currently nearing completion of her Masters in Organizational Development from the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Marketing Officer
Dorit Baxter is a seasoned marketing professional with more than 20 years of experience developing and managing recognizable and sustainable corporate and product brand identities for multiple organizations and Fortune 500 companies.
As Chief Marketing Officer at Connect America, Dorit is responsible for the company’s corporate marketing strategy, including external communications, social and digital media strategy, creative direction, demand generation, and field marketing activities, including national and regional tradeshows and key client events. As a an experienced business communications professional, Dorit drives clear, consistent corporate messaging and compelling content across stakeholder and customer audiences. As a seasoned PR pro, Dorit also focuses on building awareness of and preference for Connect America’s broad range of digital health and connected care solutions and services through earned media placements, industry analyst coverage, and healthcare influencers.
Before joining Connect America, Dorit was Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications for Inteliquet, a company focused on improving clinical trial access for patients. Previous to that position, Dorit was Senior Vice President of Marketing at Remedy Partners (now Signify Health), a software and services company that enables payers, employers, and at-risk providers to organize and finance health care delivery around a patient’s episode of care. Earlier in her career, Dorit was Director of Corporate Marketing & Communications at NANHEALTH, a business focused on a range of healthcare solutions; she also held marketing management roles with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and IBM.
Dorit earned her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from the University of Maryland College Park, and attended the Claremont Graduate University – Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management where she focused on business management and leadership.
Executive Vice President, Healthcare
Steven Abate is the Executive Vice President for Connect America’s Medical Alert Healthcare Division, with over 30 years of leadership experience in the remote healthcare monitoring industry. Throughout his career, he has helped develop and market technologies that have improved the safety, health and quality of life for aging and disabled populations. In his role at Connect America, Steve manages and coordinates the Sales, Marketing and Government Services Departments. During his 10-year tenure with the company, Steve has helped to launch important new technology care initiatives, including Connect America Telehealth services.
Previously, Steve worked for Health Watch, Inc., a pioneer in the healthcare segment of the PERS industry that was sold to Philip’s Lifeline in 2007. Prior to Health Watch, Inc., Steve owned and operated his own Emergency Response Medical Alarm company. He is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.
Executive Vice President, Customer Operations
Aaron Nye has more than 20 years of call center and sales management experience in client services and customer care. As Executive Vice President of Customer Operations, Aaron is responsible for all customer care activities including activations, onboarding, installation, billing, retention, and operational administrative departments. Aaron has been with Connect America for more than six years, initially as Director of Customer Care, then Vice President of Customer Care, and later Co-Head of Sales, before his most recent appointment to EVP of Customer Operations in July 2021.
Prior to joining Connect America, Aaron was Director of Customer Care & Operations for 1&1 Internet, Inc. one of the largest web hosting companies in the country. While there, Aaron was responsible for all internal and external operational teams of more than 200 agents in the US, UK and Philippines. During his nearly six-year tenure with the company, he also held roles as Director of Customer Relations, leading the retention, activation, SEO/SEM, website design, and sales-after-service departments. Early on, Aaron also managed direct marketing campaigns for new and existing customers.
Earlier in his career, Aaron was an account executive with BusinessWire, where he worked with clients on optimizing news releases through press release distribution, SEO, multimedia production and distribution, and other tactics to maximize exposure.
Aaron is a graduate of Penn State University where he earned a B.S. in Labor and Industrial Relations.
Vice President, Customer Relations
Join Our Growing Team
At Connect America, you’ll find a hardworking team of passionate professionals dedicated to changing lives every single day.
Ours is a collaborative culture where every voice counts and everyone – from our leadership team to our emergency response operators – is treated with respect. We understand that our employees are at the heart of our success as a company, and we are proud to provide the tools and support necessary for growth, including quality development programs and relevant on-the-job training.
If you’re ready to join a spectacular team where performance is rewarded and what you do really matters, Connect America is the perfect place for you.
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