About Us

Using technology for social good 

Our Story

Vitals™ Aware Services, is a Twin Cities-based company building technology for social good. Founded in partnership with the Autism Society of Minnesota, Vitals™ launched in August of 2017 in St. Paul. It has expanded to many cities throughout the state with plans to launch in areas all across the country in 2019. 

We started this company by connecting with various non-profits, families, caregivers and first responders throughout Minnesota. We learned about the challenges that parents and caregivers of individuals with special needs and various conditions face, and decided to work on solutions to solve some of their biggest challenges and concerns, one being the ability for individuals to communicate effectively when in times of crisis or escalation. When talking to first responders, we learned that their biggest concern was the lack of accessible and timely information during critical moments. Our solution is to use technology to bridge this gap of communication to both first responders and individuals in times of crisis.

Who we serve

Meet the team

We have a wonderfully talented group of individuals here at Vitals™ Aware Services! Here’s your chance to take a look at the people who are working hard every day to make the Vitals™ app possible for communities around the country!

Steve Mase

Chief Executive Officer 

Chief Janeé Harteau, ret.


GL Hoffman

Investor Relations

Jim Dolan

Chief Financial Officer

Kris Arneson

Public Safety Regional Account Manager 

Dawn Peterson

Director of Operations

Chris Kokal

Vice President of Enterprise

Stan Alleyne

Chief of Communications

Lauren Shifflett

Director of Marketing

Frank G. "Buz" Mertes, Jr.

Director of Business Development

Officer Rob Zink

Public Safety Advisor

Proud Partners of

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Raving Reviews!

“The app REALLY helped”

“The app really helped..it was AMAZING! I needed it the day after I signed up to find my daughter!”

– Jacklyn T, parent of special needs child

“We’ve heard passionate residents talk about Vitals™”

“As a law enforcement officers, we have to make quick, decisive decisions. This is one component that can make some interactions safer or smoother. It makes sense to us.”

– Deputy Pickar, Crow Wing County

“This gives me great comfort sending my son out!”

“This is something for me that gives me great comfort when sending my son out, and Vitals™ has given him independence and the ability to go out without me having to worry!”

– Paula B , parent of special needs child 

Impact Investors

Our work has been made possible by the investments of friends, family members and individuals that were looking to make a social impact in society. We would not be where we are today without these forward-thinking people and their generosity. 

Looking to do social good, make an impact, and get a substantial return out of it? We would love to connect with you to discuss investment opportunities. With investments like yours, it will help Vitals™ with the resources they need to expand and provide peace of mind to communities all across the country. Contact us below for more information on investment opportunities. We look forward to connecting with you!

Let your community know about the Vitals™ app

Share information about Vitals™ with your family, friends and community members by downloading our free overview about the Vitals™ app!

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Get social with us!

We have a growing community of followers on our social media channels and we would love for you, your friends and family to join us as we continue to build awareness and touch the lives of people all across the country! See what were doing in and around your community and get updates on our latest and greatest! We want YOU to be apart of this amazing movement in making the world a safer place! 


To increase safety and independence for people living with invisible and visible conditions and disabilities, while also providing first responders with the information needed for safer interactions.


To create change in the world by offering an affordable, one of a kind service that serves both first responders and individuals and families around the world.


To create technologies that save lives, improve public safety and connect communities around the world. 


At Vitals™ we promise to deliver services that bring communities together, empower individuals to live better lives and create services that provide greater peace of mind for families, individuals, caregivers and service providers .