Rio Grande Valley Wireless Initiative
We are helping define, design and validate systems and functions that provide cities of the RGV with an excellent user experience, while minimizing the financial investment required. The Rio Grande Valley is a vibrant place. With RGV- area city cooperation, the resulting communications systems in place, public safety will be greatly enhanced, and quality of life improved for citizens of the RGV.
New Board Members
Bill Summers - Weslaco, Rio Grande Valley Partnership President
Jim Sikkink - McAllen, Formerly of US Homes
Tito Torres - McAllen, International Corporate Attorney
Bobby Vassallo, Municipal Wireless and City Wireless Expert, having completed jobs in cities World-wide.
Ron R. Barnett - Wireless Home Healthcare and Patient monitoring specialist. Barnett is the recognized expert at getting people out of county hospital beds and back home.
Military Service: 1972 U.S. Navy, trained as a U.S. Naval Hospital Corpsman and was initially stationed at a U.S. Naval Hospital. He then received advanced field medical school training and served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Southeast Asia. Advancement to Petty Officer required Mr. Barnett to manage subordinates to accomplish objectives. Mr. Barnett was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1978.
Mr. Barnett co-founded a professional supplemental staffing agency, American Medical Services in San Diego, California in 1977. AMS “rented” Respiratory Therapy personnel to area hospitals. During his presidency he developed a variable staffing concept for hospitals to utilize a flexible work force to reduce payroll overhead. This concept was later presented to the American Association for Respiratory Therapy.
As Founder, President and CEO of CyberMedx, Mr. Barnett designed the CyberMedx business and marketing plans, developed the wireless OAI technology, deployed the initial product, designed the InteleNettTM and STATus product lines, consummated business relationships for further software/hardware product development, established the initial field sales representative component, and assembled a knowledgeable and experienced management team.
In 2008 Mr. Barnett sold CyberMedx Medical Systems, Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary to WIFI Med Holdings, Inc in Atlanta, GA and currently is its President.
This 40-year tenure in the health care industry has enabled Mr. Barnett to accumulate a tremendous market knowledge base, develop business expertise in Wireless Home Care. We are proud to have a person on the board of the Rio Grande Valley Wireless Initiative with this kind of experience.
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP)
National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC)
American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
California College for Health Sciences
Alberdeen University, Bachelors of Business Management