Featuring D3O®
Impact Protection Technology

About Us


To introduce innovative technologies that enhance the delivery of healthcare



Medical Protection Technologies is a provider of medical device products made from the unique patented shock-absorbing material D3O.  The company’s initial product, the Fall-Safe Hip Protector, is designed to reduce hip fractures among particularly at-risk populations, most particularly those over 65.  It provides the ideal combination of superior impact protection and wearing comfort—even when sleeping—thereby enhancing compliance with hip protection protocols.  As a result, it offers significant fracture-prevention and cost-saving potential for both at-home and institutional use.


Management Team

Medical Protection Technologies' management team is a consortium of deeply experienced specialists in the healthcare industry, with backgrounds in medical practice, clinical research, strategic healthcare marketing, multi-platform medical communications, and integrated inventory management and product fulfillment logistics.

Each of us brings years of hands-on professional, management, corporate and entrepreneurial experience to eventually founding our own companies. Having successfully deployed our respective skills on behalf of other organizations in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device arenas, we have now joined forces to license, develop and introduce our own products with innovative technologies that we truly believe will significantly improve the quality of healthcare delivery.

Key personnel (in alphabetical order)

Tammy M. Cotton serves as Regulatory and Insurance Affairs Director.   After six years as a U.S. Navy avionics engineer, quality assurance inspector and administrator of maintenance training, she deployed her varied skill sets and experience in a large broadcast television post-production services organization in Cincinnati.  After subsequently obtaining her B.S. degree cum laude in Human Resources and Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati in 1999, she became Director of Facilities and Office Services for KMK LLC, a large law and business consulting firm in Cincinnati.  After eight years of widely varying business experience, she moved to the West Coast and opened her own leading insurance agency and consultancy business which she continues to operate and grow.

Carolyn Henderson serves as Commercial Development Director.  She brings more than two decades of high level strategic healthcare marketing and communications skills to the venture.  After creating and directing medical education and public relations divisions for Allergan Pharmaceuticals’ US operations, she steadily assumed broader marketing management roles before becoming Director, Global Communications, Strategic Marketing.  In that capacity she occupied a central role in the worldwide pre-launch, launch and post-launch planning and execution phases of many significant healthcare products, not the least of which being Botox®.  In 1998 she opened her own healthcare strategic communications organization, Henderson Communications, providing strategic counseling, marketing research, message and advocacy development, medical education, public relations and publications services to a broad range of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies.MPT’s product line.

D. Stephen Robins, MD serves as CEO and Medical Director.  He received his medical training at Guys Hospital/London University and subsequently specialized in Internal and Family Medicine.  After several years of clinical practice, he moved to Canada and then the US, spending 11 years in the international pharmaceutical industry, directing domestic and international clinical research and medical marketing programs and divisions for both pharmaceuticals and medical devices, with Eli Lilly, Syntex and Allergan.  In 1986 he co-founded Communicore, an independent strategic healthcare communications organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of innovative new technologies, products and services that enhance the delivery of healthcare.  At Communicore he pioneered the development of medical standards of care in a range of medical specialties, chairing national and international multi-constituency task forces and consortia that were funded through grants from specialist healthcare-related institutions, groups and industry.  Concurrently, he developed and directed Communicore’s independent third party strategic medical communications programs while managing its professional staff and general business affairs. 

Barbara A. Sullivan serves as Communications Director, bringing all the resources of her independent Sullivan & Associates specialist healthcare communications agency to the service of our marketing mission, including media relations, editorial and marketing services and communications.  After gaining her bachelors degree in journalism, public relations and marketing at California State University, Long Beach, she joined Communicore (see above) and steadily rose to eventually manage its California office.  With the closing of that organization on the retirement of the principals, she opened Sullivan & Associates which effectively continued many of the same activities and indeed embraced many of the same personnel.  Together with her seasoned team of healthcare media relations, writing and editorial specialists, she is actively involved in the development and execution of a broad spectrum of our strategic and tactical communications programs.

Robin VanHyning, RN, MSN, CNHA serves as Nursing and Long Term Care Director.  She brings three decades of expanding clinical and senior level administrative nursing experience directly related to our primary area of current activity.  Progressing rapidly from hands-on rehabilitation and geriatric clinical nursing to nursing administration and quality validation, she served as Director of Nursing or Clinical Services and Nursing Home Administrator for several provider organizations before assuming the broad responsibilities of Regional VP overseeing multiple nursing home facilities for Life Care Centers of America, one of the nation’s largest long term and skilled nursing corporations.  During this time she also served for eight years as a Hospital Commissioner, an elected county position.  In 2011 she co-founded Cornerstone Senior Care Solutions and Healthcare Training which became the first entity to provide most of Washington State Department of Health and Social Services mandated education and training courses online.  Separately, she provides consultation services to residential care facilities throughout the state. On a personal professional level, she has had a long-term interest in fall risk management and prevention research (areas also of particular future interest to the Company).

Noreen E. Wood serves as Finance and Administration Director.  She has had a long career in business and operations management, starting with a variety of business administration positions of steadily expanding responsibility in her native South Africa from 1971 to 1983 with Philips International (Netherlands).  She built on this experience by becoming an information systems analyst with National Cash Register and Ohio Computer Systems from 1983 to 1990, and then added formal bookkeeping to her ever-broadening operations experience as a senior bookkeeper with Coopers & Lybrand (Price Waterhouse Coopers) from 1990 to 1994.  Emigrating from South Africa to North America, she applied her varied expertise portfolio in the hotel and restaurant industries, eventually co-owning and running restaurants in Alaska and then Idaho.  She was persuaded to re-engage her many production and inventory management and database skills to build MedProTech's accounting and administrative infrastructure.