The founders of SendaRide spent over a year designing unprecedented safety and security features for our technology before ever providing our first ride. We are singularly focused on maintaining the highest levels of service, safety, security, transparency, and efficiency for our riders, our business partners and their families.
As an example, during the ride, the audio of the entire ride is automatically recorded and maintained on our database. Our drivers do not initiate the audio recording, nor can they interfere with it. This protects the riders and the drivers.
Our drivers are patient, service-minded individuals with excellent time-management skills and are thoroughly vetted. They must also meet the following requirements:
- 25 years or older
- Successfully pass a 7 year local and national criminal background investigation
- Checked against the National Sex Offender Database and the Terrorist Database
- Successfully pass a social security trace
- Clear motor vehicle record for the past 7 years
- Able to pass a 10-panel drug test
- Checked against the OIG Exclusion List
- Utilize a vehicle that meets or exceeds the following requirements:
- 10 years old or newer
- Four door
- Smoke and odor free
- Excellent condition (free of body damage or interior damage)
- Able to pass inspection
Once these items are successfully passed, we perform an in-person interview. We inspect the applicant’s car, which must be newer than 10 years and have four doors, and train them on how to use the app correctly.
LAURA FLEET, ESQ.
CEO & Co-Founder / President – Board of Directors
Laura Fleet is a leading expert in health care and regulatory law, having represented health insurers, providers and hospital systems for more than twenty years.
Her professional career as legal counsel, lobbyist and Executive Director for numerous non-profit Associations in the health care sector has given her a unique perspective into our health care delivery system. Having successfully identified an opportunity to bridge one of the many gaps, she launched and Co-Founded SendaRide.
During her career she has continually been at the frontline of our ever-evolving healthcare delivery system, shaping and interpreting the laws that providers, insurers and hospitals operate within. She is identified as an industry expert and thrives on solving the many problems the healthcare industry faces – whether regulatory, legal, legislative or implementation.
SendaRide was built from the bottom up for the healthcare industry by a healthcare lawyer ensuring that the insurers, providers and hospital campuses that put their trust and business in SendaRide can be confident that they are complying with the multitude of complex laws and regulations that govern the industry.
She also capitalized on her unique problem solving skills when carefully considering each feature that would instill a feeling of safety, security and trustworthiness for every rider, family and patient utilizing the SendaRide platform.
Director of Client and Care Partner Relations
Kelly Houchin came to SENDARIDE in June of 2018 from a major consulting firm in Oklahoma City, with experience in research and the implementation of two grant-funded community programs. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from The University of Oklahoma and brings with her 12+ years of experience in Health Information Management. Kelly capitalizes on her administrative and organizational skills to be a strong presence within the community with an end goal of making a difference within the vulnerable and elderly populations. Kelly’s focus is to ensure that SENDARIDE’s daily operations run smoothly
Director Strategic Growth
Greg Meyers — Greg Meyers is a senior healthcare finance executive with more than 30 years of experience focused on improving financial operations, new business development, strategic and business plan development and implementing alternative financing arrangements with health plans and physician groups. He is responsible for client contracting and is focused on the continued growth of SENDARIDE.
Manager of Care Partner Recruiting, Onboarding and Training.
Faith has over two decades of Training and Recruiting experience, with a focus in the industries of transportation and health care. Faith drove for SENDARIDE part time for over a year before joining in a full-time capacity. Her direct interaction with riders has given her a very real and in-depth perspective into exactly the type of care that SENDARIDE provides to all riders and has allowed her to hand pick the best drivers to join the SENDARIDE team as Care Partners. Faith will ensure that all drivers meet the training and safety requirements as outlined in the RFP.
Product Manager and Software Developer.
Devon is a product manager and software developer with experience in integrating clinical systems data, as well as overseeing the development of tech-enabled services that improve the overall patient experience. He is heavily involved in the Oklahoma tech community and has a particular passion in seeing innovative startups like SendaRide bring lasting change to the healthcare industry.
SendaRide Board of Directors
As Senior Vice President of Client Services, Mark manages our team of Venture Advisors who work closely with client companies helping them with market assessments, evaluation of technical and commercial feasibility, review and refinement of client business plans and financial models, determination of company valuations, guidance in the preparation and delivery of investor presentations, and identification of potential capital sources given the client company’s specific stage of development. He also oversees the SeedStep Angel group, managed by i2E, Inc.
A graduate of both Georgetown University with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Rice University with an MBA with concentration in finance and entrepreneurship, Mark brings more than two decades of experience working for both large and small corporations. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Strategic Alliances with Reliant HR Technology in Tulsa. He also has experience at USIS in Tulsa, and Ashford, Inc., and Koch Industries in Houston.
As CEO of Apex Dental Partners, David is responsible for the strategic leadership. In addition, he leads the company’s new practice affiliation efforts as Apex continues to grow in both new and existing markets. Prior to founding Apex, David was an investment professional at Brazos Private Equity Partners where he was responsible for identifying and executing acquisitions across the healthcare, consumer, industrial and business services industries. While at Brazos, he served as a board observer for Impact Confections, Ennis-Flint and National Bankruptcy Services. Prior to Brazos, David was an investment professional at J.F. Lehman & Company, where he focused on sourcing and executing investments in the aerospace, defense and maritime industries. David began his career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley. David received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Principal, Purple Arch Ventures. Wayne has held positions in both successful startups and thriving tech firms and brings a wealth of operational experience building teams, executing deals, and developing clients. He is committed to the growth of the venture and tech community in Chicago, serves as an advisor to a number of startups, and is a founding board member of Great Lakes Academy Charter School. Previously, he led the analysis, negotiation, and deal execution for the global content acquisition team at Netflix. Before that, he was VP of Business Development at Silver Chalice Ventures, a digital media startup owned by the Chicago White Sox. Wayne began his career in the US Navy, serving as a Surface Warfare Officer. He holds a BS in industrial engineering from Stanford and an MBA from Kellogg.
As Executive Vice-President of Benefits at Summit Benefits Inc., David has over 30 years’ experience in the Health Insurance industry including, ten years at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. After founding and managing his own Insurance Agency for six years he became a merger partner at Arthur J. Gallagher.
As a consultant, his focus is to bring innovative and cutting-edge solutions to his current and prospective clients regarding health management, plan design and resources that will have a positive impact on their Employee Benefits budget. His team provides critical insight and analytics to the Human Resources department to support meaningful decision-making by the corporate level executives.
Chris was on the founding team of pioneering Internet companies such as United Online Services (Nasdaq: UNTD) and Merrill Lynch’s Intelligent Technologies Group. He has founded, advised, or invested in dozens of startups, including Ustream and PBworks. Chris is a much-quoted thought leader in the field of marketing and entrepreneurship; his research and publications have been incorporated into the Harvard Business School curriculum. Chris holds two degrees from Stanford University, and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar (High Distinction).