Philosophy & Culture 

“The spark that ignited the flame that became tuvuga began with the global fear of the Avian flu pandemic. As the birds flew from West to East it became obvious all borders were ‘open’ and any attempt to control the disease would depend upon a universal collaboration not just between governments but people and caregivers. Fear and rumor were rampant. But global pandemic management requires effective global communication which, in turn, requires barriers of language and delivery be removed.

Thus, tuvuga became the nexus, the connector, between a critical need and a solution.

However, we soon learned, to keep the ‘flame’ of tuvuga ‘hot and high’ requires much more than great technology . It means a commitment to a shared understanding of the tuvuga philosophy, providing a framework for organic growth and developing a culture which attracts the people who believe in the mission and reflect the values of tuvuga.

The tuvuga philosophy is built around two fundamental principles: giving a Voice to the Voiceless and, in so doing, believing the Planet Connects for Good.

You can’t work at tuvuga unless you subscribe to this core philosophy. Everyone here contributes to a constant process enhancing the philosophy through our collaborations. It’s dynamic in its manifestations but not its core integrity. We know who we are and where we’re going. How we do it, day by day, is an exciting, ever changing journey.

Our collective intention is to always recruit people who share these core values which require embracing diversity, nonjudgmental acceptance of all cultures and opinions, understanding we’re stewards and fiduciaries for our investors, both vision and pragmatism, respect for each other and those we serve and where a sense of humor is essential!

Nothing is static. Our philosophy is like our Constitution – the fundamentals are immutable while the applications reflect reality.

The company’s Culture is dynamic, a work in progress, evolving every day, not imposed but crafted by those who assume the responsibility to keep that flame burning bright, ‘hot and high’, night and day, through rain, wind as well as good weather. Its warmth just grows and nurtures.”      — George Deren, CEO tuvuga


 tuvuga is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with a corporate office in Dallas and Austin, Texas.

tuvuga grew out of several years of partner discussions and steady concept development. Privately funded, tuvuga has raised over $2.5MM to date. tuvuga is equipped with a world-class technology team, a diverse and reputable advisory board. It also has Engaged Global Beta Partners with organizations  in over 133 countries agreeing to participate in the tuvuga Private Beta as well as securingContent and Community Partners from around the world.

tuvuga’s initial focus on Global Healthcare is conducted by tuvuga Healthcare Group, Inc. (THCG), a Delaware corporation and subsidiary of SentryBlue Group, Inc. (d.b.a. tuvuga Group) which has granted an exclusive license, in perpetuity, to TCHG to use tuvuga technology and functionalities.

SentryBlue Group Corporate Advisory Members

Henry Clark

Senior Partner, Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, Cambridge, MA

Ken Satkunam

CEO, NorthStar Technology Group, Fargo, ND

Jeffery Kaplan

Managing Director, THINKstrategies, Wellesley, MA

Vicki Eitemiller

Consultant, Trauma & Crisis Counseling, Psychological First Aid Training, Chadron, NE

Scott Organ, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Connecticut, Clinical Associate, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery School of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center

Steven Massey

Principal of Massey Financial Services, Milford, CT

Andrew Schorr

Founder Patient Power LLC., Seattle, WA and Barcelona, Spain

Shirley Kleppe

Owner: Arizona Restaurant Systems Inc., Owner and President: Outrageous Red, LLCLense On LLC, Scottsdale, AZ

Steven Kleppe

Owner: Arizona Restaurant Systems Inc., Scottsdale, AZ

Dr. Gersham Nelson

Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO