Chris Salafia, CEO

As CEO, Chris Salafia is the caretaker of the company mission statement to develop, deliver and support a product line that continues to challenge the status quo and move 911 forward. An industry innovator and the recipient of multiple U.S. patents, Chris is a strong believer in improving processes and leveraging technology to better empower emergency call takers. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from Bentley University. Connect with him on LinkedIn or Twitter.


Jerry Turk, President

Jerry Turk is responsible for the leadership and oversight of PowerPhone’s senior management team and executing the company’s strategic initiatives. He is the co-inventor of Computer Aided Call Handling and Incident Linked Multimedia and holds several U.S. patents. He has served on a number of professional committees, including the NENA QA/QI Standards Workgroup. Hailing from England, Jerry previously served as the civilian project manager for Dorset Police, as well as spending 20 years in the ambulance service.


Patrick Lanzetta, MD, FACEP, Medical Director

Dr. Lanzetta is a board-certified emergency physician with over 35 years experience in civilian and military emergency medicine and EMS. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, medical director of the paramedic program at New Hampshire Technical Institute, review physician for the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services, consulting physician for On Call International, and creator of emergency department-based ALS in New England.


Gary Moore, Dr.P.H., Director of Training

Dr. Moore specializes in instructional design, curriculum development, blended learning, eLearning, web-based training, multimedia and CBT development for PowerPhone. He has been a professor of environmental health at the University of Massachusetts for more than 25 years. Gary is also the author of several books on implementing successful online courses and programs.