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FACULTY BIOS (As of August 15, 2017)
/// DAVID EZZELL, MPA, EMT-P, is EMS Education Consultant for the
N.C. Offce of EMS. His primary responsibilities include community paramedicine
and data management/research.
/// ROBER T FARMER, BSM, FACPE, currently serves as a Public Safety
Evangelist and NextGen Solutions Director for Atos North America’s Public
Safety Solutions. He previously served as the Director of Public Safety for Lee
County, Fla., where he was responsible for all county wide Public Safety
operations, including EMS, emergency telecommunications and fre/EMS
/// WILLIAM FERGUSON, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, is an assistant
professor of emergency medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
where he also oversees the Emergency Medicine Residents’ EMS training. He
also serves as the medical director for a paramedic program and coordinates a
free continuing education program that provides monthly educational
experiences to regional paramedics.
/// JAY FITCH, PHD, is the founder of the EMS/public safety-consulting frm,
Fitch & Associates.
/// DAVID GARBER, AS-EMS, NC EMT-P, has been in EMS since 1990
and has been a paramedic since 1992. For most of that time David has been a
feld training offcer and has been a full time educator for Mecklenburg EMS
agency for over 4 years.
/// DONALD GARNER JR., BAS, NRP, has more than 20 years of
experience in EMS and is currently the Deputy Director of Professional
Development for Wake County (N.C.) EMS. He’s also a published author,
researcher, lecturer and an adjunct instructor for the Department of Emergency
Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine.
/// GUY R. GLEISBERG, MBA, BSEE, EMT, EMS-I, is a senior
analyst for the Houston Fire Department’s E THAN program and a clinical
assistant professor in the Section of Emergency Medicine at the Baylor College
/// MICHAEL GOOCH, DNP, ACNP, FNP, ENP, CFRN, CTRN,
CEN, TCRN, EM T-P, is a Flight Nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical
Center’s LifeFlight in Nashville, Tenn., and is an Emergency Nurse Practitioner
with Team Health. He’s also faculty with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
and Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia.
/// JEFFREY M. GOODLOE, MD, NRP, FACEP, FAEMS, is the
Medical Director for the EMS System for Metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa,
Oklahoma. He’s Professor and EMS Section Chief in the Department of
Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma School of Community
Medicine. He started in EMS in 1988 as an EMT-Basic and has never quit
/// MAT THEW GOUDREAU, BS, NRP, is the Associate Director of Acute
Clinical Response for Commonwealth Care Alliance where he oversees the
Mobile Integrated Health program among other tasks.
/// PAUL GOWENS FCPARA, MSC, DIPIMCRCSED, AASI,
MCMI, has over t wenty seven years of experience within the Scottish
Ambulance Service. He is currently Lead Consultant Paramedic for the Scottish
Ambulance Service, a Health Foundation, GenerationQ, Leadership Fellow and
Vice Chair for the College of Paramedics (UK).
A TIONAL EMSTODAY F A C U L T Y
/// KEVIN GRANGE, EMT-P, is a frefghter/paramedic at Jackson Hole
Fire/EMS in Wyoming and the a ward-winning author of “Lights & Sirens: The
Education of a Paramedic.” After graduating from UCLA’s Daniel Freeman
Paramedic Program, he worked as a Paramedic/Park Ranger at both Yellowstone
and Yosemite National Parks.
/// JAMES D. GREEN, BSME, MBA, was the lead researcher and Project
Offcer who guided the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s
(NIOSH) efforts to improve worker and patient crash survivability when in the
patient compartment of a moving ambulance.
/// RYAN GREENBERG is Executive Director of MedSpan Integrated Health.
He’s spent nearly 20 years working in EMS from EM T to Chief of EMS and serves
on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the National EMS
Management Association (NEMSMA).
/// ANTHON Y GUERNE, began his career in medicine in 1990 as an
emergency medical technician. In 1994 he became a paramedic and began
working in the City of New York. After almost 20 years as a clinician he took a
full-time educational role as the simulation specialist at the NYI T-College of
Osteopathic Medicine. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Health Care Simulation,
and is now the Simulation Specialist for Adelphi University.
/// TROY HAGEN is past president of NEMSMA and CEO of Care Ambulance in
Orange County, Calif.
/// MARK J. HARVEY, EMT-P, is a British citizen who’s worked in EMS in
Denmark for 28 years. He’s worked as an EM T, paramedic, fight paramedic,
and—for the last three years—as a physician’s assistant for Copenhagen EMS.
A TIONAL EMSTODAY F A C U L T Y
/// A.J. HEIGHTMAN, MPA, EMT-P, is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal
of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), published by Penn Well, and is
well-known for his work in the area of EMS management and mass casualty
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