Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 4, 2009
EmFinders™, a technology company that soon will introduce a solution for locating Alzheimer's patients and other individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities who wander and become lost, has named Lisa J. Brodsky, MSSW, to the new position of director of External Relations and Market Development.
Brodsky, previously director of Programs and Services for the Alzheimer's Association- Greater Dallas chapter, has more than 20 years of experience in working with nonprofit social service organizations. In her new position with EmFinders, Brodsky will be the primary point person in outreach to nonprofit organizations involved with Alzheimer's disease, autism, Down syndrome, and other neurological disorders that cause impaired individuals to wander and become lost.
Brodsky also will be the primary contact with communities that provide care and assistance for individuals with Alzheimer's disease (intellectual disabilities).
In her previous position with the Alzheimer's Association, Brodsky developed new programs, strategic plans, partnerships, caregiver training, and program evaluation. She also worked extensively with caregivers and volunteers. Born in Los Angeles, Brodsky grew up in the Dallas area and earned a Masters of Science and Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington.
EmFinders™ is a Texas-based technology company with a single focus: adapting existing, affordable and rapidly deployable technology for the purpose of locating impaired adults and children who wander and become lost. Its first product consists of an inexpensive wearable device and activation service, which are linked to 9-1-1 emergency response systems. It takes advantage of existing cellular telephone location technology, which already is in place in 90 percent of the USA. Unlike GPS-based solutions, the EmFinders system works even if the wearer wanders inside a building or underneath a large structure. EmFinders will introduce this device and location service first in Texas in early 2009. It will be available nationally in the spring of 2009. The only requirement is the familiarization of 9-1-1 operators by local authorities, which can be done quickly and inexpensively.