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Our consultants thrive on challenges. When you need help solving problems that are unique to your complex organization – whether strategic, political, operational, or financial issues.


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We believe in having complete trust and a firm belief in something for which there is no proof.



We believe helpful acts and contributions to the welfare of others are important.Building a heritage for future generations, acting with an owner mentality, developing people everywhere we are and meeting our commitments to all internal and external stakeholders.



We believe and find value in the continuous purpose or action of becoming one and being undivided.



We believe in building reputations, good names, and public esteems. We believe that success is rooted firmly in moral excellence.


We believe independence and liberation from the slavery of others is imperative. We value the absence of necessity, coercion, and constraint in choices or actions.



We believe in our dreams, our goals and purposes.



We believe becoming a productive and contributing member of society. Understanding the importance of being a law-abiding citizen are forces of moral obligation.



We believe in both the mental and moral strength to persevere and confront fear.



The core values of an organization are those values we hold which form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves. We have an entire universe of values, but some of them are so primary, so important to us that through out the changes in society, government, politics, and technology they are STILL the core values we will abide by. In an ever-changing world, core values are constant. Core values are not descriptions of the work we do or the strategies we employ to accomplish our mission. The values underlie our work, how interact with each other, and which strategies we employ to fulfill our mission. The core values are the basic elements of how we go about our work. They are the practices we use (or should be using) every day in everything we do.


Meet the GetYouThinking, LLC Team
Staff Bios

Robert S. McLafferty - Founding Partner

Richard W. Lippert - Founding Partner

Brian Shaw - Founding Partner

Daniel Fagbuyi, MD - Special Medical Advisor / Major US Army

Rachael Zolinas - Consultant



Robert McLafferty - Founding Partner

Robert S. McLafferty
Founding Partner

Mr. McLafferty is a nationally registered paramedic with more than 20 years of experience in fire, rescue and emergency medical services.

Mr. McLafferty has worked for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Butler Memorial Hospital as both a response team paramedic and an outreach coordinator.

Additionally, he served several years as a flight paramedic with STAT MedEvac. Mr. McLafferty continues to stay active in Emergency Medical Services as a casual paramedic for the Slippery Rock, Pa., Fire Department.

He also serves as a line officer/rescue officer at his local fire department. He is an instructor/course coordinator for various programs, including Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), Pediatric International Trauma Life Support (PITLS), Pediatric Emergencies for the Pre-Hospital Professional (PEPP),

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Child Passenger Safety (CPS). Mr. McLafferty is happy to offer educational programs throughout the country.


Richard W. Lippert - Founding Partner

Richard W. Lippert
Founding Partner

Richard (Rick) Lippert is an Owner/Partner of GetYouThinking, LLC, an International Consulting Firm. He brings over 15 years of consulting experience with various firms in the Healthcare, Education, Public Safety, Textile, Manufacturing and the general business industry.

Rick was instrumental in bringing the National Disaster Life Support Programs to India and their Healthcare Systems and helped to facilitate and consult on the very first training Center in the Country.

He is a Nationally Registered Paramedic and Pro Board Certified Fire Fighter I with more than 18 years of experience in fire, rescue and emergency medical services. He is also a co-author for a National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) a program for safe transportation in ambulances.

Rick has worked across multiple industries with a focus on Emergency Preparedness and Safety in the Oil & Gas, General Industry and the Healthcare sectors.

He serves as a regional faculty resource for PALS, ACLS and BCLS; maintains instructor status in the areas of EMT, paramedic and ITLS; and is a PEPP course coordinator and a Safe Kids Car Seat Technician Instructor. He also is an active member of Pittsburgh’s Critical Incident Stress Management Team, with more than 15 years of experience.

Currently he serves as the Director for the Take A Step Foundation a 501c3. Additionally, Rick has served as board President and Member for various non-for-profits and was a City Councilman.

Rick holds a BS degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a MBA from Point Park University.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys. He remains active in his community serving as the treasurer for his Masonic organization, leadership team for his Church and is active in youth programs as Committee Chair for the local Boy Scout Troop.




Brian Shaw - Founding Partner

Brian Shaw
Founding Partner

Mr. Shaw is a nationally registered paramedic with more than 20 years of experience in fire, rescue and emergency medical services. Mr. Shaw is the current EMS Chief at NOGA Ambulance a county wide service with over 100 employees.


Additionally, he has served as a paramedic for Butler Hospitals’ response team and over 14 years as a flight paramedic with STAT Medevac.


He has also held many positions with the County and Regional EMS Boards where he currently serves as the Board President. Through this time he has also chaired regional communications, advanced airway management and safety committees. Mr. Shaw is active in consulting for workplace safety and operational efficiency.



Danieal Fagbuyi

Daniel Fagbuyi, MD
Special Medical Advisor / Major US Army

Dr. Fagbuyi is the Special Medical Advisor of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, as well as an Emergency Department attending physician, at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.


Academically, he is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine with board certification in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Fagbuyi has been instrumental in numerous initiatives and committees both locally and nationally, some of which include, stake-holder member of the National Commission on Children and Disasters, appointed member of American Academy of Pediatrics Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council, and Representative/Subject matter expert to many national organizations, committees and federal government organizations.


Dr. Fagbuyi is a Major in US Army and served on the “frontlines” as the Battalion Surgeon of 1-502 infantry out of Ft. Campbell, KY with 101st Airborne/Air Assault Division in support of “Operation Iraqi Freedom” and “Operation Enduring Freedom.  He was Liaison to Ministry Health and other medical treatment facilities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), facilitating medical infrastructure repair and obtaining grants from US Army to rehabilitate damaged infrastructure and replace medical equipment.  Dr. Fagbuyi instructed the tactical combat casualty course (TCCC), combat lifesaver course for front-line medics, and WMD/Bioterrorism/CBRNE course.

He is liaison to the District of Columbia Hospital Association, member of the District of Columbia Emergency Healthcare Coalition, and member of the National Capital Region’s National Medical Response Team (NMRT).  In addition to authoring and co-authoring various medical literatures, Dr. Fagbuyi has also made various media appearances in lay and professional media, and instructs PDLS, PALS, and Decontamination Team Train-the-trainer course.  His interest is in Bioterrorism, Disaster preparedness/response, Pre-hospital and Community outreach.


Rachael Zolinas

Rachael Zolinas

Ms. Zolinas brings 9 years of Military Service to the consulting field. At this time, she is still proudly serving in the US Army Reserve as a First Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps.

In addition to serving 7 years as a combat medic, she holds civilian status as a National Registered Emergency Medical Technician.


Ms. Zolinas specializes in:


  • Mass Evacuation
  • Healthcare Program Design
  • Systems Analyst
  • Logistics Training
  • Facility Resource
  • Disaster Management


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