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Management Team

Michael Kotler, M.D.

Michael D. Kotler, M.D.

CEO, Chief Medical Officer

Michael D. Kotler, M.D. trained at the University of Miami and began his career in Emergency Medicine in South Florida. In 1991, he moved to Louisiana as the Regional Medical Director for InPhyNet Medical Management for the Southeast United States. In 2000, he decided to venture out on his own and founded Pelican State Outpatient Center, a new concept in healthcare delivery. Today Pelican sees over 20,000 patients a year for both Occupational Medicine and Urgent Care, and has repeatedly been recognized for its excellence.Dr. Kotler’s expertise in handling occupational medicine cases gained him a distinguished reputation within his field and his clients started turning to him for offshore illness and injury consults. Dr. Kotler established RemoteMD to deliver a variety of medical services to industrial remote environments worldwide including 24/7/365 Medical Control, Telemedicine, Paramedics, Corporate Medical Direction and Advanced Education & Training for Paramedics working in the remote environment. He currently provides these services to a number of multinational companies including Noble Drilling, Helix ESG, Archer Daniels Midland, and Union Pacific Railroad.In addition to providing medical care, Dr. Kotler serves on teaching faculty at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and serves as the Program Director for OccuMedics, a course he developed to train Industrial Remote Environment Medical Specialists (IREMS).Furthermore, he serves as Medical Director for Plaquemines Medical Center in Port Sulphur, LA and has been instrumental in bringing quality healthcare to Plaquemines Parish.

Kelly Kittok

Kelly Servat

Chief Administrative Officer

Kelly received a Bachelors of Science degree in Marketing from the University of New Orleans.  She joined the team in 2010 and has been an integral part of its success. Kelly currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer and continues to provide leadership and oversight to the development and growth of new and existing business relationships as well as key marketing initiatives.

Terry Pickrel

Terry Pickrel

Vice President of Business Operations

Terry is responsible for the growth and marketing initiatives of the division and leads the sales team to expand the company’s client base and activities. She is based in Houston, Texas where the company has an established presence. With 20 years in the Oil & Gas industry, Terry has served as a business development manager and various positions in training and organizational development. Terry holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas and is a member of IADC and GCSTG.

Augie Rodriguez

Augustine “Augie” Rodriguez

President – RMD International

Augie joined RemoteMD in 2016 and is the President of the K-9 and Security Services division. Augie has a B.A. in Physical Education from Hunter College and a Master of Science in Special Education from the same institution and taught school in New York City.

In 1979, Augie joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation and began a distinguished 28 year career. During that time, he served the FBI in various capacities ranging from undercover agent, supervisor of a counterintelligence squad, supervisor of the Joint Terrorism Task Force in New Jersey, completed several tours of duty in Latin America and held program manager positions in International Operations and the Intelligence Division at FBI Headquarters. As a result of his experience in International Operations, Augie was selected to attend the Inter-American Defense College at the National War College, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.

Due to an extensive background in terrorism, counterintelligence and international operations, Augie was recruited for several special assignments to include the first FBI supervisor assigned to the Latin America Division at CIA Headquarters, Langley, Virginia, and for various other significant roles covering the Caribbean, South America, Spain and Cuba. A key highlight included a special assignment on behalf of the US National Security Council as “head of delegation” on four special visits to Cuba involving an international terrorism and intelligence matter (1998-2004).

In 2001, Augie became the FBI Legal Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with regional investigative, liaison and training responsibilities in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. In 2005, Augie returned to New Jersey as counterintelligence program coordinator and supervisor at the FBI Newark Division until his retirement in 2007.

Augie then joined the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a security director with primary responsibility for international event security matters, intelligence assessments, developing key U.S. and foreign government contacts, assessing and contracting private security vendors, conducting staff security briefings and managing various major event security programs in the U.S. and abroad for the NBA and USA Basketball. In 2016, Augie retired from the NBA as Associate Vice President, Global Events Security.