Introducing Our Team
Connect America Medical Alert Healthcare Division

Richard Brooks
President, Healthcare Division
Mr. Brooks has been an executive in the PERS industry for over 25 years. Prior to joining Connect America, he was President and CEO of Health Watch, Inc., the second largest PERS Company in the industry. At the time of its sale to Philips Electronics, the company had over 125,000 subscribers located throughout the United States. The Healthcare Division is involved in the marketing of our state-of-the-art technology to hospitals, homecare agencies, visiting nurse associations and state and local Medicaid agencies located throughout the United States. Richard Brooks is a founding member and serves on the Board of Directors of the Medical Alert Monitoring Association (MAMA).

Steven Abate
Executive Vice President, Healthcare Division
Mr. Abate is Executive Vice-President for Connect America’s Medical Alert Healthcare Division. Mr. Abate has been with Connect America since 2012 and coordinates the Division's sales and marketing efforts. He also helps to oversee the launch of new technology care initiatives, including Connect America Telehealth services, among others. Previously, Mr. Abate worked for Health Watch, Inc. and owned and operated his own Emergency Response Medical Alarm company. He has more than 22 years of specialized service in the remote healthcare monitoring field and is highly-regarded in the industry for his expertise.

Jim Reilly
Vice President, Healthcare Division
Mr. Reilly is the Vice-President of Telehealth for Connect America. He received both his MBA and BSN from Eastern University and has more than 20 years of progressive management experience in the healthcare industry. Mr. Reilly spent the last ten years developing technology-integrated care models for the disabled and aging populations. He has successfully demonstrated and commercialized tech-enabled care models that enhance quality of life while reducing utilization. Mr. Reilly has presented on this topic to numerous associations and organizations.



"I never thought I‘d need Medical Alert, but my daughter was right! Thank you for helping us old people keep our independence."
Jane C.
Client Since 2007

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