Ms. Scott failed to disclose a potential conflict of interest when she introduced the program to the board. Her Form 700 at the time showed that her spouse received income as a Senior Product Manager for Guidant Corp., a Medical Device Manufacturer who's products included defibrillators.
The program provided an opportunity for former Atherton police chief, Glenn Nielsen, to land a comfortable part-time job as Manager of the program. It seems that gathering anecdotal stories to promote the District was one of his responsibilities. This excerpt from an e-mail exchange between Glenn and Fire Chief Emil Picchi is enlightening.
You are attending the meeting next week, right? Starts at 9 AM and the coffee starts at 8 AM at Bolongerie.
Please please please call Don Shoecraft, our PR guy, at 650-594-0556 as soon as you can. He is working on a press release and needs some interesting anecdotes. He is also Cc'd on this email.
Sorry I am not able to get some cold hard facts and stats. Here is what I have received in response to uses from the guys. See you in the morning.
Visit the District website www.sequoiahealthcaredistrict.com to view anecdotal stories.