/// BENJAMIN ABES, MPH, is Deputy Director of Public Safety and Chief
of EMS for Lee County, Fla. He’s responsible for providing senior leadership and
management to all programs in the Department of Public Safety.
/// KELLY ADAMS, EM T-B, is an EM T with Detroit Fire Department EMS
/// AHED AL NAJJAR is Director of Life Support Training, EMS Faculty and
Researcher of Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz College - King Saud University. He led
the frst public access AED intiative in Dubai, which resulted in AED placement in
the city’s hotels.
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/// TIMOTHY S. ARNET T, NRP, is a Captain with the Anne Arundel County
(Md.) Fire Department currently assigned to the Operations Bureau at Riva
Station 3. He’s a 28-year veteran of emergency services and has been a
nationally registered paramedic for more than 25 years.
/// FAIZAN H. ARSHAD, MD, is EMS Medical Director for Vassar Brothers
Hospital – Healthquest Systems in Hudson Valley, NY. He served as a deputy
medical director for FDIC of Manhattan, Deputy EMS Fellowship Director at
Newark Beth Israel Hospital, Deputy System, Medical Director for MONOC EMS
and as a TEMS physician embedded with the NJ State Police on TEAMS/SWAT
/// MICHAEL BAKER, MA, NRP, is Chief Offcer and Director of EMS for
the Tulsa Fire Dept.. He has assisted the TFD EMS Branch in expanding the
number of paramedic fre apparatus serving Tulsa. He received the IAFC/Physio-Control Heart Safe Community Award in 2013 and an EMS10: Innovators in EMS
award in 2016.
/// PAUL BANERJEE, DO, is the Medical Director for Polk County Fire
Rescue, Polk County Sheriff’s Offce SWAT team, Lake County Sheriff’s Offce,
and Lake Technical College EMS Program in Florida. He also serves as Associate
Medical Director for Osceola Regional Medical Center.
/// MICHELLE BEAT T Y, MED, NRP, is an 18-year EMS veteran who’s
worked as an EM T and paramedic in both suburban and rural communities in the
state of Virginia. She’s been an EMS educator since 2003 and is currently the
EMS Training Manager for Loudoun County Department of Fire and Rescue,
which is comprised of more than 1,600 career and volunteer members.
/// CORINA BILGER is the global sales director for H&H Medical, where her
responsibilities include developing a sales team to serve military, civilian and
international markets. She’s a recognized subject matter expert in a variety of
emergency services, and has trained and led teams of EMS, fre, nursing and law
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/// JAY BLACK, A.A.S, NC EMT-P, has spent 16 years in EMS with 10 of
those years at Medic. After paramedic school, he began his foray into education
by teaching defensive driving to new hires, working as a feld training offcer,
and developing learning content for the risk and safety department. He
currently serves as an Education Quality Specialist in the Medical Services
Department at Medic.
/// ALLISON J. BLOOM, ESQ., is an EMS attorney and a member of the
NEMSMA Board of Directors.
/// SEAN J. BRIT TON, MPA, NRP, is the Emergency Preparedness
Planner for the Maryland Institute for EMS Systems, a paramedic with Superior
Ambulance Service in Binghamton, N. Y., and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at
New York Medical College.
/// CHAD BROCATO, JD, DHSC, is a Deputy Fire Chief for the Bro ward
Sheriff’s Offce Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services, a
nationally-recognized EMS educator and a member of the Journal of Emergency
Medical Services (JEMS) Editorial Board.
/// GREGORY BROOKS, EMT-P, has served in EMS for more than 40
years and has received numerous awards including: South Carolina Paramedic
of the Year, Georgia Paramedic of the Year, National Paramedic of the Year, and
Outstanding Young American.
/// JOSE G. CABANAS, MD, MPH, FACEP, currently serves as the
Director and Medical Director for the Wake County EMS System in Raleigh, N.C.,
and is Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He’s a board-certifed, fello wship-trained EMS
physician and serves as a physician member-at-large for the NAEMSP Board of
/// ANDREAS CLAESSON, PHD, RN, EMT-P, is a researcher at the
Karolinska Institute’s Centre for Resuscitation Science in Sweden, where he
investigates novel methods for early defbrillation in OHCA, such as SMS
dispatch of trained laypersons and the use of drones to deliver AEDs. He’s also
an active paramedic and has more than 20 years of experience in EMS in
I N T E R N A TIONAL EMSTODAY F A C U L T Y
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