With one click, PreventionPays™ Text flows seamlessly between texting with one and texting with many.

Principles

Tom Evans, Executive Director, Co-Founder

tom@emsmail.org

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Mr. Evans has over 25 years experience developing cutting edge programs, tools, strategies, and community health models in the public health field. His work on projects including oral health, HIV, mental wellness, helped cement the belief that normative behaviors can be changed over time by promoting help-seeking through creative social awareness strategies. Central to his work is the concept of "narrowcasting" - the strategic utilization of print, web, and visual media to promote help-seeking among specific segments of the population and engage, educate and empower individuals within that priority group.

Mr. Evans enjoys living a healthy lifestyle in Ventura, CA.

 

Jonathan Holly, System Design, Creative Director, COO, Co-Founder

jonathan@emsmail.org

Mobile communications specialist with emphasis on mHealth solutions, sms4health programs and services. Developed enterprise level short code platform for one-way and two-way, conversational texting. Programs include evaluations in highly effective uses of SMS to increase help-seeking behaviors among difficult-to-reach populations. Extensive experience working with public health agencies to deploy text programs thatengage, educate, and empower the communities they serve.  Text programs have been the subject of numerous evaluations, published studies, and public health conferences including APHA, AAS, SAMHSA, AIRS, SEXTECH.

Mr. Holly enjoys creative writing, running, and hiking the hills of Ojai Valley with his wife and their three children and family dog.

 

Robert Decker, System Architect, Lead Programmer, Co-Founder

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Robert Decker is an expert in software design and development with over fifteen years' experience at well-known corporations including Adobe and PGP, consulting on technology projects with high-profile clients in the public and private sectors, and involvement with start-ups in founding and advisory roles. Capabilities include software architecture and development; project and people management; enterprise level development of web-enabled database and content repository applications in multiple languages and environments; and offshore and near-shore experience managing projects and developers in Eastern Europe, India, and North America.

Mr. Decker currently lives in Switzerland and enjoys skiing, hiking, and of course coding.

 


Some of Our Clients

Our best advocates have always been, and will always be our clients.

The following non-profits, crisis centers, hotlines, helplines, 2-1-1 Contact Centers, WIC agencies, health departments, universities utilize PreventionPays™ Text every day to engage, educate, and empower their communities.

We launched this service with a single high school in rural Nevada. Students were texting our counselors that same day.
— Crisis Call Center, Reno Nevada