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Meet the team of experts who make EMS Reference possible.

Dennis C. Baier

BSN, RN, EMT-P
Dennis C. Baier, BSN, RN, EMT-P, is the clinical coordinator and a faculty member of Ozarks Technical Community College.

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.

James W. Cason

James Cason is an experienced fire service technical teams professional with more than 30 years' experience in many technical operations.

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.

James Dinsch

MS, NRP, CCEMT-P
James Dinsch, MS, NRP, CCEMT-P, is the EMS department chair and program director for Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Fla.

James Duren

EMT-P
Jim Duren is responsible for overseeing training, education, regulatory and compliance, certification and recertification for all prehospital care providers in the county, as well as EMS online CE program director, BLS QA and cardiac case review.

Lindsay Eakes

BS, NRP
Lindsay Eakes, BS, NRP, is the Paramedic Programs Director for the UNM EMS Academy. She has been in EMS for more than a decade as an EMT and paramedic in Albuquerque New Mexico, as well as an EMS educator and program faculty.

Christopher Ebright

BEd, NREMT-P
Christopher Ebright, BEd, NREMT-P, is an EMS education coordinator for the National EMS Academy in Louisiana. He has been providing medical education for 18 years.

Tom Fentress

BS, NREMT-P
Tom Fentress is a nationally registered paramedic, a primary instructor for the state of Indiana and certified in the fire service. He is pursuing his masters of business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

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.

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.

Joshua B. Holloman

MHS, NRP, CEMSO
Joshua B. Holloman, MHS, NRP, CEMSO, is the chief of the EMS Division for Johnston County Emergency Services in North Carolina. He is an advocate for increasing education, professionalism, and leadership within emergency services.

Arthur Hsieh

MS, NREMT-P
Arthur Hsieh, MS, NREMT-P, is the program director at Santa Rosa Junior College's paramedic program and the editor-in-chief of EMS1.com. He has been a nationally registered paramedic since 1985.

Jason Hums

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

Frank Killebrew

Frank Killebrew is a paramedic and full-time EMS educator. He is currently the paramedicine technolgy program director at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, Ga.

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.

Ron Lawler

BS, EMT-P
Ron Lawler, BS, NRP, is the director of Sanford Health EMS Education in Fargo, North Dakota and an American Heart Association-certified CPR/first aid, BLS, ACLS and PALS instructor.

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.

Travis Mitchell

NRP
Travis Mitchell, NRP, is the EMS coordinator for Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System in Hampton Roads, Va.

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.

Scott Nelson

BS, NRP
Scott Nelson, BS, NRP, is the director of the EMS program at Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, Texas.

David Page

MS, NREMT-P
David I. Page, MS, NREMT-P, is director of the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA, a paramedic with Allina Health EMS, and a site visitor for the Committee on Accreditation of EMS Programs.

Richard M. Pearson

MBA, NCEE, EMT-P
Rick Pearson, MBA, NCEE, EMT-P, is full-time faculty at Butler County Community College. He holds an MBA in health systems administration and a BS in general biology with minors in psychology and bioethics.

Sean F. Peck

MEd, EMT-P
Sean F. Peck, MEd, EMT-P, is the paramedic program director for WestMed College in Chula Vista, Calif. He is also a fire captain for Federal Fire Department in San Diego.

John Pierce

MBA, NRP
John Pierce, MBA, NRP, has been practicing prehospital patient care for 22 years. His undergraduate clinical instruction focuses on advanced airway, trauma, adult medical emergencies, and critical care.

William Raynovich

EDD, MPH, NREMT-P
Dr. Raynovich's research interests include community health assessments and informatics, clinical practitioner roles, scopes of practice, education and patient and community safety, as well as emergency management and EMS.

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.

Linda Spang

JD, MSBioethics, EMT-P
Linda Spang, JD, MSBioethics, EMT-P, has more than 30 years of experience in EMS. She is a licensed EMS instructor, practices healthcare-related law, and teaches healthcare law and bioethics at Davenport University.

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.

William F. Toon

EDD, NRP
William F. Toon, EDD, NRP, is the EMS training manager for the Loudoun County (Va.) Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Management. Previously, he was the battalion chief for the Johnson County (Kansas) EMS/MED-ACT and a flight paramedic with LifeNet Air Ambulance Service.

Christopher Touzeau

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

Owen T. Traynor

MD
Owen T. Traynor, MD, is an adjunct assistant professor in emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and medical director of paramedic education for the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania.

Marin Veldic

MD
Marin Veldic, MD, is the director of the Mood Disorder Clinic, an assistant professor of psychiatry and a senior associate consultant for the Department of Psychiatry & Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Examiner in Child Psychiatry/Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychiatry.

Ayanna Walker

MD
Ayanna D. Walker, MD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who practices at Osceola Regional Medical Center, a level II trauma center, in Kissimmee, Florida. She is a University of Central Florida College of Medicine instructor of emergency medicine and the Orlando Medical Institute medical director of paramedic education.

Chad Wright

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