Symposium Faculty

Faculty

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William R Akers, MS, NRP
Southwest VA Community College
EMS Program Director

Jason Ambrose, EMTP, MPA
Tidewater Community College
EMS Program Director
Virginia Beach, VA

Rebecca Chambers Anhold
Fort Defiance High School
Licensed, Certified Athletic Trainer
Churchville, VA

Amy C Ashe, NREMT-P, BSN
Peninsulas EMS Council
Field Coordinator-Community Health
Williamsburg, VA

Raphael M. Barishansky, MPH, MS, CPM
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Deputy Secretary of Health Planning
and Assessment

Kyle David Bates, MS, NRP
First Few Moments, Inc.
Founder and Chairman
Linthicum Heights, MD

Allison J. Bloom, Esq.
Law Office of Allison J. Bloom
Attorney
Shelton, CT

Kelly F Blumenthal, B.A.
Stay-at-home Mom

Laura Boomer, MD
VCU Health
Pediatric Surgeon
Richmond, VA

David Brenner, MS, MS
Suffolk County Community College
Adjunct Professor
Riverhead, NY

Sean J Britton, MPA, NRP

Carlton G Burkhammer, NREMT-P
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
Captain II
Stafford, VA

Robert Blake Byrd, NRP, EMS EC
York County Fire & Life Safety
Firefighter/Paramedic

Bonnie Caplinger, BSN, CCEMT-P
Broadway Emergency Squad
Training Officer
Broadway, VA

Michael P Carter, MPA, EFO, CEMSO, NRP
Virginia Beach Fire Department
Captain/Paramedic
Fire Station 7 – Town Center “A” Shift

Anthony N Cascio, MS, NRP, MICP
Virtua EMS
Director Quality, Education & Training
Monroe Township, NJ

Gregory L Cassis, JD, Paramedic
UVA
Flight Paramedic

Katherine M Challis, RN, BSN, CEN, TCRN
Johnston Willis Hospital
Trauma Program Manager
Richmond, VA

Tiffany G Chatham, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, NRP
Registered Nurse

Benjamin F Cheatham
Virginia Office of EMS
HMERT Coordinator

Francis X Chuidian, MD, MBA, FAAEM
Department of Emergency Medicine VCUHS
Emergency Physician

Kevin T Collopy, BA, FP-C, CCEMT-P, NR-P, CMTE
AirLink/VitaLink Critical Care Transport
Clinical Outcomes Manager

Patricia A. Copeland, AAS
Stafford County Fire & Rescue
Vol. Paramedic
REMS CISM Coordinator

Stephanie J Corbin, BA, NRP, CCEMT
Loudoun County Fire and Rescue
Training Officer
Leesburg, VA

Ken Crumpler
Virginia Office of EMS
Communications Coordinator

Kirk L Cumpston, Medical Toxicologist
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Medical Director of the Virginia
Poison Center

Moria D’Ambro
Jones & Bartlett Learning
Sales Manager

W Lawrence Daniels, PhD, RN, CPNP, PMHS, NRP
Christian Psychotherapy Services
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Mental Health Specialist
Virginia Beach, VA

Heather Davis, EdD, NRP
UCLA Center for Prehospital Care
Associate Director

Lisa Davis

Robin J Davis, NRP
Sterling Rescue Squad
Assistant Chief, Operations
Sterling, VA

Daniel J Destefano, B.S., NRP, FP-C
VCU LifeEvac
Flight Paramedic
Virginia Beach, VA

Melissa M Doak, NRP
York County Fire & Life Safety
Paramedic & EMS Educator

John Robert Dugan, BS, NREMT-P
American Heart Association
Director, Clinical Systems

Peter I. Dworsky, MPH, EMT-P, CEM
International Association of EMS Chiefs
President
Edison, NJ

Christopher Ebright, B.Ed., NRP
National EMS Academy
EMS Education Coordinator

Brian D Ekey, DO
Lewis Gale Hospital, Montgomery
Emergency Physician
Blacksburg, VA

David J English, Paramedic
Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad
Chief
Blacksburg, VA

Bryan F Ericson, M.Ed., R.N., NRP
Tarrant County College
Associate Professor Of EMS
Keller, TX

Tim Erskine
Virginia Office of EMS
Trauma/Critical Care Coordinator
Glen Allen, VA

Kathy Eubank
Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads
Training Coordinator
Moseley, VA

Craig A Evans, EMT-P, Educational Coordinator
Northern Virginia EMS Council
Executive Director
Linden, VA

Teleflex Faculty
Teleflex, Inc.
Morrisville, NC

Charles D Feiring, VA EMS Coordinator, BS, NRP
John Tyler Community College
EMS Program Instructor/Paramedic
Richmond, VA

Michael J Feldman, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical Director, Evans-Haynes Burn Center
Henrico, VA

Jason Ferguson
Central Virginia Community College
Public Safety Programs Head
Lynchburg, VA

Brad Fields, B.S., FP-C
Med-Trans Corporation
Professional Development Manger
Dallas, TX

Robin Foster, MD FAAP FACEP
CHoR at VCU Health
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Henrico, VA

Vernon M Frayser, NRP
Hanover Co / York Co Fire
Lieutenant – Canine Handler
Ashland, VA

Daniel Frazier, AA, NR-P, NJMICP
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
Paramedic / Educator
Browns Mills, NJ

John F Galganski
James City County
Battalion Chief
Fredericksburg, VA

Andrew A Galvin, ENP-BC, ACNP-BC
VCU Health
Emergency Nurse Practitioner
Henrico, VA

Mary Catherine Gardner, EMT-P, EC, NCEE
Charlottesville Albemarle Tech Ed Center
Teacher/EMT Instructor
Palmyra, VA

Brad T Garmon, B.S, FP-C, NRP
University of Virginia Medical Center- Pegasus
Critical Care Flight Paramedic

Tania Glenn, PsyD, LCSW
Dr. Tania Glenn & Associates, PA
Principal
Cedar Park, TX

James H Gould, RN, NRP
VCU Division of Acute Surgical Services
RN, NRP

Anthony S Harbour, BSN, MEd, RN, NRP
Southern Virginia EMS
Director
Roanoke, VA

Jeffrey H Haynes, MD; Pediatric Surgeon
VCU Health/Children’s Hospital of Richmond
Director, Children’s Trauma Center, Children’s Hospital of Richmond

Joshua Herzog, MD
OrthoVA
Orthopedic Surgeon

Christopher P Holstege, MD
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Professor, Emergency Medicine

Cody G Jackson, B.A., NRP, FP-C
Wings Air Rescue
Paramedic

Jeffrey A Joseph, DO FACEP
Medicus
Emergency Physician

Christopher A Judkins, NRP
James City County Fire Department
Firefighter/Paramedic

Molly E Karabinus, RN-BSN, CEN, NRP
University of Virginia
TCV ICU RN

Travis L Karicofe, BS FP-C TP-C
PHI AirMedical/Harrisonburg Fire Dept
Flight Paramedic/Ems Training Officer

Matthew Kestenbaum, MD
Capital Caring
Medical Director, Health Information & Training
Assoc. Med. Dir., Virginia POST Collab
Aldie, VA

Vanessa Lynn Knowles, Family Nurse Practitioner
Sentara Healthcare
Clinical Coordinator- Pulmonary Hypertension Center

Christopher M Kroboth, MS, NRP, CCEMT-P
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue
Lieutenant

Charles J Lane, MD
Carilion Clinic
Medical Director. Emergency Services Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital
Asst. Professor VTC School of Medicine
Rocky Mount, VA

George Lindbeck, MD
Virginia Office of EMS
State EMS Medical Director

Daniel Wade Linkins, BHS, NRP, NCEE
John Tyler Community College
Department Chair and Program Director,
EMS Education
Sutherland, VA

Amir K Louka, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Emergency Medicine Physician

Stephanie K Louka, MD
VCU Health System
Emergency Medicine Fellow
Richmond, VA

Dusty Lynn, RN, BS, TCRN, NRP
University of Virginia Life Support Learning Center

Calvin Kendig Mansfield, BS, NRP, FP-C
MedSTAR (DC)
Flight Paramedic

Benjamin T Martin, NREMT-P, BS, MPA
Henrico County Division of Fire
Fire Lieutenant

Christina Martinka
Air Medical Experts LLC
Chief Executive Officer

Connie Jean Mattera, MS, RN, EMT-P
Northwest Community Healthcare
EMS Administrative Director And System Coordinator; Director Of Resuscitation Department
Chicago, IL

Marilyn K Mcleod
Operational Medical Director

Justin Miles, FP-C, NRP
Wings Air Rescue
Flight Paramedic

Bryan A Miller, BS, AAS, CCP-C, FP-C, NRP
Centra Health
Advanced Paramedic

Charles J Miller, MD
Neurosurgical Associates, P.C.
Neurosurgeon

Lucian A Mirra, M.Ed., NRP
University of Virginia
Emergency Management Coordinator

James Edward Mitchell, MBA, NR-EMT-P
Centra Health
EMS Captain

Travis J Mitchell, MSHA NRP
MedStar Health
Operations Manager- Clinical Safety Program

Kirk Edward Mittelman, M.Ed., NRP
Mt Nebo Training
Founder, Program Director
Captain (Ret)/EMFD, Senior Officer (Ret)
Elk Ridge, UT

Gary Mullis, Paramedic
Centra Health
Coordinator of Training

Jeff Myers, DO, EdM, EMT-P, FAEMS
JMDO Emergency Services, PLLC
EMS Physician
Blasdell, NY

Kenneth W Navarro, MEd
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Assistant Professor

Christina Owens, Certified Professional
Midwife, Licensed Midwife, Certified Professional Midwife
Norfolk, VA

Karen Owens, MPSL
Virginia Office of EMS
Emergency Operations Manager

David I Page, MS, NRP, PhD(c)
UCLA
Director, UCLA Research Forum
Saint Paul, MN

Robert Page, M.Ed, NRP, CCP, NCEE
Edutainment Consulting and Seminars, LLC
President
Charlottesville, VA

Matt Paxton
Legacy Navigator
Founder
Richmond, VA

Tim Perkins
Virginia Office of EMS
Community Health and Technical Assistance
Division Manager

Matthew B Philbrick, AS, BS
Mercy Flights, Inc.
Medical Operations Manager
Central Point, OR

Steven T Powell, NRP, AAS-FIRE SCIENCE
Rockingham County Department of Fire
& Rescue
Training Officer
Harrisonburg, VA

Rory S Putnam, AA, NR-P, I/C
Atlantic Life Safety
President-CEO/Owner/Instructor

Valerie A Quick, MSN, RN, EMT-I, NCEE
UVA Health System
Prehospital Services Manager

Ed Racht, MD
American Medical Response
Chief Medical Officer, MD

Paul James Diggins Roszko, MD
US Navy
Medical Director, Navy Fire & Emergency Services
Norfolk, VA

Michael S Schechter, MD, MPH
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Professor of Pediatrics
Henrico, VA

David W Seastrom, RN, BSN
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Trauma Injury Prevetion, Outreach & Education Coordinator

Warren W Short
Virginia Office of EMS
Training Manager

Jonathan A Silverman, MD, MPH, EMT-P
VCU
Asst Prof, Emergency Medicine

Michael D Smith, AAS
City of Grandview Heights Division of Fire/ Ohio Health EMS
Paramedic/Fire Fighter Community Paramedic Education Coordinator

Matthew J Snyder, NRP
City of Newport News Fire Department
FF/Paramedic

Joseph M Sposa, MHRM, Education Coordinator, NREMT-P
Spotsylvania County Department of Fire,
Rescue and Emergency Management
Deputy Fire Chief (Ret)
Powhatan, VA

Tamar Springel, MD MSHP
Children’s Hospital of Richmond VCU Health System
Assisstant Professor Pediatric Nephrology
Richmond, VA

Eric Stanley, DO
Carilion Clinic
Emergency Physician

Andrew Steward, AAS, NRP
Medic-CE
Director Of Continuing Education

Dean S Thompson, NRP, CCEMT-P
Stafford County Fire, Rescue and EMS
Master Technician/SG

Jill Thompson, NRP, B.S.
UVA Pegasus
Flight Paramedic

John Todaro, BS, NRP, RN, TNS, NCEE
University of South Florida College of Nursing
Assistant Director, George & Marian Miller Center For Experiential Learning & Simulation
Tarpon Springs, FL

Christopher M Vernovai, NRP
Highland County
County EMS Coordinator

Michael Joseph Vitto, DO, MS, RDMS, RDCS
VCU Health
Assistant Professor
Glen Allen, VA

Jeremy Wampler, NRP, CCEMT-P, EC
Wintergreen Fire & Rescue
Lieutenant/CCEMT-P
Mount Sidney, VA

Tashi Wangmo
Jones & Bartlett Learning Public Safety Group
Sales Manager

Andrew J Waters, NRP, AS, BS, MPA
York County Fire and Life Safety
Captain
Yorktown, VA

John Michael Watkins, MPA, BSN, NRP, RN, EMS-EC
Hanover Fire EMS
Battalion Chief, Training, Safety, and EMS
Mechanicsville, VA

Kern L Watson, BS, NRP
Virginia Tech
Health & Safety Trainer
Blacksburg, VA

Matthew Watson, NAEMT- Instructor,
NREMT-Basic
Emergency Preparedness Instructional Center at Shenandoah University
Director
Stephens City, VA

David E Weand, NR-P
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
Captain

Katherine H. West, BSN, MSEd
IC/EC, Inc.
Infection Control Consultant
Clearwater, FL

Christopher Wheeler, NRP
Wintergreen Fire and Rescue
Paramedic

David Wiklanski, MA, EMT(I)
New Brunswick Fire Department
Firefighter/EMT
New Brunswick, NJ

Brent A Williams, Paramedic
FirstNet, NTIA, US Dept of Commerce
Senior EMS Advisor
Marshall, MI

Brandon Wills, DO, FACEP, FACMT
VCU Health System
Emergency Physician & Medical Toxicologist
Chesterfield, VA

John C Wilson, NRP, BS
College of The Albemarle
Director, Emergency Medical Sciences
Elizabeth City, NC

Justin W Witt, JD, NRP
City of Fredericksburg Office of the
Commonwealth’s Attorney
Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney

Douglas Wolfberg, Esq.
Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, LLC
Attorney at Law/Founding Partner
Mechanicsburg, PA

Erica M Wood, MSc, CCEMT-P, NRP
UVA Prehospital/ Louisa Co Vol Rescue Squad
Prehospital Education Coordinator/ Firefighter/Paramedic

Donald R Woodyard, MAML/NRP
National Registry of EMTs
Chief Operations Officer
Columbus, OH

Allen Yee, MD
Chesterfield Fire and EMS
Operational Medical Director

Andrea Zickmund, NREMT-P/FF
Lutheran Air
Flight Paramedic/Firefighter, Primary Instructor