/// CHRISTOPHER HICKEY, FF, NRP, has been a frefghter/paramedic
for the last 18 years, and currently serves as the EMS Offcer for the
Manchester (N.H.) Fire Department.
/// DOUGLAS HOOTEN, MBA, is Executive Director at MedStar Mobile
Healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas. He has over 35 years of experience in EMS.
/// THOMAS “REID” JACKSON, EM T-P, is an FTO/Paramedic for
Escambia County EMS. He’s the co-chair for the department’s organizational
committee that creates and monitors the department’s strategic plan,
performance measures and organizational learning.
/// MICHAEL JACOBS, EM T-P, is the EMS manager coordinating program
improvement, education and research in Alameda County, Calif. He’s also an EMS
consultant for Coastside Fire Protection District in Half Moon Bay, a clinical
education consultant for Stanford Children’s Hospital, and serves on the
National Board of Directors for Take Heart America.
/// WILLIAM JANSEN, NRP, FP-C, TP-C, is a State Trooper and Flight
Paramedic as well as a Tactical Paramedic for the Maryland State Police.
/// JEFFREY JARVIS, MD, is the EMS Medical Director for Williamson
County EMS and Marble Falls Area EMS. He maintains a clinical practice in the
ED at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Round Rock, Texas. He began his career
in EMS over 30 years ago and still retains an active paramedic license.
/// KERBY JOHNSON, NRP, is the medical records coordinator for MedStar
Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas.
/// GLENN JOSEPH, MS, RN, NRP, is the Fire Chief for Boynton Beach
(Fla.) Fire Rescue. He has more than 30 years of experience in fre/EMS and has
previously served as a frefghter, paramedic, hazmat technician, lieutenant,
paramedic supervisor, acting division chief of training and safety, and as deputy
/// MICHAEL KELLER, NRP, is the Southeast Regional Coordinator of The
Diffcult Air way Course: EMS. He’s worked in EMS for over 30 years and is a
full-time educator with Gaston College Department for EMS Education in North
/// CHETAN KHAROD, MD, MPH, is the Program Director of the Military
EMS & Disaster Medicine Fellowship and a pioneer in raising awareness about
and developing organizational programs to improve individual resiliency. He has
over 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force with multiple combat deployments,
leadership and command positions.
/// SKIP KIRKWOOD JD, FACPE, has been involved in EMS since 1973, as
an EM T, paramedic, supervisor, educator, manager, consultant, state EMS
director, and chief EMS offcer.
/// SEAN KIVLEHAN, MD, MPH, is an attending emergency physician at
the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, a level one trauma and burn
center, faculty member at Harvard Medical School, and a consultant for the
World Health Organization’s Emergency, Trauma and Acute Care Program.
/// CURTIS L. KNOLES, MD, FAAP, is clinical assistant professor in the
Department of Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in
Oklahoma City. He serves as assistant medical director for the EMS System for
Metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa. He also leads a statewide initiative
helping to improve EMS care for Oklahoma’s pediatric patients.
/// KATHERINE KOCH, MED, PHD, NRP, is an Assistant Professor of
Educational Studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland where she teaches courses
on special education, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders,
and research design. She’s also a paramedic with St. Mary’s County ALS.
/// ERIC KOVACH, EMT-P, has been working in EMS for 12 years and is the
Supervisor of Moody County Ambulance, a small rural ambulance service in
/// BRIAN LACROIX is the president/EMS chief for Allina Health EMS, based
in St. Paul, Minn., which serves more than a million people annually with a team
of more than 600 caregivers. He’s also the president-elect of the National EMS
Management Association (NEMSMA).
/// LIONEL LAMHAUT, MD-PHD, is Associate Professor of Medicine at
the Paris Descartes University, Paris France. He is also head of the Adult
Anesthesia and Intensive Care Units, the Prehospital ECPR program, and the
Research and Development program at the SAMU de Paris (Necker University
I N T E R N A TIONAL EMSTODAY F A C U L T Y
/// PATRIC LAUSCH, MD, EMT-P, is a paramedic and EMS physician who
works internationally on both traditional ground ambulance response and on an
EMS motorcycle response unit in Hungary (Europe). He’s the president and
founder of the International Fire & EMS Motorcycle Response Unit Association
I N T E R N A TIONAL EMSTODAY F A C U L T Y
/// ROB LAWRENCE is the Chief Operating Offcer of the Richmond (Va.)
Ambulance Authority. He was honored with a 2011 EMS10: Innovators in EMS
award and is a regular contributor to EMS publications.
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