Meet the Team
The SleepTech Talk Crew
Dr Gerald George Mannikarote (Dr Jerry) has been in the business of healthcare for over 2 decades. He has been in the sleep health industry for almost as long as he’s been in healthcare, with a special interest in the development of the industry. Having held board roles at his state level sleep association and advisory roles in others, he loves to promote the craft of sleep technology. Along with his medical degree and sleep registries, Dr Jerry also has an MBA.
Dr Jerry has the unique experience of working in multiple roles of clinical, manufacturing, start up, and distribution levels of healthcare. This experience has allowed him to work with multiple businesses, helping them expand and develop their operations to improve revenues and reduce costs, all the while improving patient outcomes. He has a strong understanding of the business of healthcare, product development, and how technology can help improve the lives of patients.
In addition to healthcare, Dr Jerry is a certified personal trainer, wellness enthusiast, martial artist, and musician.
An international leader in Sleep Medicine and Technology, driving innovation and solutions in caring for patients with sleep and breathing disorders, Emerson is a mentor, trainer, clinical educator, and Life Coach, driven to see professionals fully reach their potential. Emerson draws on nearly 30 years of experience grounded in Respiratory Care and Sleep Technology where he has succeeded in multiple cross-functional roles to create and drive positive change in healthcare.
Emerson is the Director of Clinical Sales and Education with SomnoMed. With SomnoMed, he leads a high-powered North American clinical sales team, educating the medical community about the benefits of oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. He is also the president-elect of the AAST, serving the worldwide community of Sleep Technologists.
Emerson’s passion for empowering Sleep Technologists to be their own agents of change can be heard throughout the SleepTech Talk podcast series
A Proven track record of leading organizational change, identifying new business opportunities and driving revenue growth. Adept at building and scaling successful operations, improving customer satisfaction, and reducing costs. Skilled in developing and implementing strategies that enhance the patient experience, improve care delivery, and promote better health outcomes. Strong communicator and relationship builder with a passion for improving healthcare delivery and a commitment to driving change in the industry.