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Meet the team of experts who make EMS Reference possible.

Alan M. Batt

MSc PhD(c) CCP
Alan M. Batt MSc PhD(c) CCP is a College Professor in the Paramedic Programs at Fanshawe College, Adjunct Associate Professor of Paramedic Science at CQUniversity, and a Paramedic Educator at the Centre for Paramedic Education and Research. He also holds an Adjunct Faculty position in the Institute for Health Professionals at Portland Community College.

Sean Boley

MD
Sean Boley, MD, is a second-year emergency medicine resident at Regions Hospital in St Paul, Minn. He graduated medical school from Penn State College of Medicine in 2012.

L. Michael Bowen

NREMT-P
Mike Bowen is the Director of Testing at Fisdap. Mike received his paramedic education from Inver Hills Community College, where he now occasionally steps in as a substitute instructor.

Todd M. Cage

MEd, NRP
Todd M. Cage, MEd, NRP, is an instructor of emergency medicine and a practicing paramedic. He has been a certified paramedic since 1997 and an EMT since 1990.

Elliot Carhart

EdD, RRT, NRP
Elliot Carhart, EdD, RRT, NRP is the EMS Performance & Research Coordinator for Pinellas County (FL) EMS & Fire Administration.

Samuel Chu

BSE, NREMT-P
Samuel Chu, BSE, EMT-P, finished the paramedic certificate program at Inver Hills Community College in November 2014. Prior to that, he obtained a BSE degree in biomedical engineering at Duke University in 2007.

Kevin Collopy

BA, FP-C, CCEMT-P, NR-P, CMTE
Kevin Collopy, BA, FP-C, CCEMT-P, NR-P, CMTE, is the education coordinator for New Hanover (N.C.) Regional Medical Center and the vice president of the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics Board of Directors. He is also a lead instructor for Wilderness Medical Associates and a former EMS World continuing education article author.

Adam Cook

NREMT-P
Adam Cook, NREMT-P, is a supervisory law enforcement official assigned to a special response unit in the Washington, D.C. area.

Fred Ellinger, Jr.

NREMT-P
Fred Ellinger, Jr., NREMT-P, has more than 20 years of experience in firefighting, rescue, and EMS operations, management, and instruction.

Daniel Frazier

NR-P
Daniel Frazier, NR-P, works in New Jersey as a paramedic and with SWAT teams as medical support during training and active calls. He also teaches and lectures throughout New Jersey.

Rusty Gilpin

BT, NRP
Rusty Gilpin BT, NRP is the EMS Education Program Director for Gordon Cooper Technology Center

John Gosford

MS, NREMT-P
John Gosford, MS, NREMT-P, is an assistant professor and EMS Program Coordinator for the College of Southern Maryland and an accomplished EMS author.

Jason Hums

MPH, BSN
Jason Hums, MPH, BSN, is an assistant professor of paramedic for Southwestern Community College in Chula Vista, Ca.

Bryan B. Kitch

MD
Bryan B. Kitch, MD is an EMS fellowship-trained emergency physician practicing in Greenville, North Carolina. He is a full-time faculty member at East Carolina University.

JoAn Laes

MD
JoAn Laes, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician. She works in the addiction medicine department at Hennepin County Medical Center and as a nocturnist at Mercy Hospital.

Bill Lord

BHlthSc, GDipCBL, MEd, PhD
Bill Lord, BHlthSc, GDipCBL, MEd, PhD, is Associate Professor and discipline lead for Paramedic Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Katie Lyman

PhD, ATC, NREMT, CKTI,
Katie Lyman, PhD, ATC, NREMT, CKTI, is an Assistant Professor at North Dakota State University in the Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science. She has been a Nationally Registered EMT for 13 years and a certified athletic trainer for 10 years.

Dawnelle Mathis

BS, NR-P
Dawnelle Mathis, BS, NR-P, is EMS education department chair at Pueblo Community College in Pueblo, Colo. She has been a field paramedic for the past 10 years in a ski resort area and has extensive experience in pain management.

Kim D. McKenna

MEd, RN, EMT-P
Kim McKenna is the Director of Education for the St. Charles County Ambulance District in St. Charles, Missouri. She formerly served as Chief Medical Officer for the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District. Kim is a paramedic, registered nurse, educator, EMS author and editor who has been involved in emergency care and EMS education for more than 25 years.

Keith Monosky

PhD, MPM
Keith Monosky, PhD, MPM, is program director for the EMS paramedicine program and a tenured professor in the department of nutrition, exercise, and health sciences at Central Washington University.

Richard Murdock

BS, MICP(R)
Richard Murdock, BS, MICP(R), is the executive director of the Mountain-Valley EMS Agency in California. He has more than 30 years experience in fire/EMS leadership, EMS education, and disaster preparedness. He has been a voice of paramedicine as a profession and has participated in research that supports evidence-based management in the prehospital setting.

Bill Robertson

DHSc, NRP
Bill Robertson, DHSc, NRP, is chair and professor of EMS at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He brings 25 plus years of experience in EMS, critical care transport, and education.

Colby Rowe

MS, NREMT-P, FP-C
Colby Rowe, MS, NREMT-P, FP-C, is the SHTM Paramedic Program certified instructor coordinator at S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, certified instructor coordinator at Suffolk County Department of Health Services, and an adjunct instructor at Suffolk County Community College in New York.

Morgan Scaggs

AA, NRP, CCEMT-P
Morgan Scaggs, AA, NRP, CCEMT-P, is the Kentucky EMS for Children Project Director for the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services.

Bob Sullivan

MS, NRP
Bob Sullivan, MS, NRP, is a paramedic instructor at Delaware Technical Community College. He has been a nationally registered paramedic since 2002.

Shauna Sullivan

LCSW, LLC
Shauna Sullivan, LCSW, LLC, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 10 years experience in the field. She sees individuals and families for outpatient treatment through her private practice in Wilmington, Delaware.

Joshua Tilton

NR-P, CCEMT-P, EMS I
Joshua Tilton, NR-P, CCEMT-P, EMS I, is an EMS instructor, firefighter/paramedic, and instructor in the Columbus, Ohio area. He is also the District 3 Director for the Ohio Association of EMS.

Jamie Todd

BSC (Hons), MCPara PA2298
Jamie Todd, BSC (Hons), MCPara PA2298, is a prehospital care consultant with Pre-Hospital Care Consultant LLC and the regional course director (Europe) for the Difficult Airway Course - EMS.

Christopher Touzeau

MS, NREMT-P, RN
Christopher Touzeau, MS, NREMT-P, RN, is a firefighter/paramedic at Montgomery County (Md.) Fire and Rescue Service.

Travis Witt

MPPA, EMT-P
Travis Witt, MPPA, EMT-P, is a firefighter/paramedic for the City of St. Petersburg, Florida and an EMS instructor with Southeastern College.

Chad Wright

BS, NRP
Chad Wright, BS, NRP, is the EMS education program coordinator for Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Mo.