FACULTY BIOS (As of August 15, 2017)
/// JOE PENNER is the Executive Director of MEDIC, the paramedic service for
the Charlotte, N.C., area. He’s a Fello w and Board Certifed in Healthcare
Management by the American College of Healthcare Executives, Board Member
of the American Ambulance Association, Board Member of the Commission on
Accreditation of Ambulance Services, and the Chair for the Housing Advisory
Board of Charlotte–Mecklenburg.
/// PAUL E. PEPE, MD, MPH, FACEP, MACP, MCCM, is the
Regional Director of Out-of-Hospital Mobile Care Systems and Event/Disaster
Preparedness in the Offce of Health System Affairs at the University of Texas
South western Medical Center in Dallas. He’s also coordinator of the U.S.
Metropolitan Municipalities EMS Medical Directors (“Eagles”) Coalition and EMS
Medical Director for Dallas County.
/// MICHAEL PETERSON, DO, is Medical Director of the paramedic
training program for Mount-West Community and Technical College and the
Medical Director for Health Net Aeromedical Services.
/// SCOT PHELPS, JD, MPH, is a Professor of Ambulance Science at the
Emergency Management Academy and a Fellow at the Center for Disaster
Medicine at New York Medical College.
/// SKYLER PHILLIPS, EMT-P, is a Captain in the Chattanooga ( Tenn.)
Fire Department. He and his wife, Lisa, developed the curriculum for the Special
Needs Awareness Program being taught to frst responders all over Tennessee.
/// MARK PIEHL, MD, MPH, is a pediatric intensivist at WakeMed in
Raleigh, N.C., actively involved in leadership of WakeMed’s Pediatric Critical
Care Transport Team. He also serves as Chief Medical Offcer of 410 Medical, a
company he founded to improve resuscitation in shock and sepsis.
/// JENNIFER PIDGEN is COO of Sundance Media Group (SMG), responsible
for developing UAS/UAV training programs and strategic industry partnerships.
Jennifer manages all sUAS/UAV logistics and overall SMG operations, including
applying for SMG’s ISO certifcation.
/// JONATHAN POLITIS, MPA, NRP, has been practicing as an EM T and
paramedic since 1971 and is an accomplished EMS educator, leader, author and
feld provider. He has been involved in national level EMS for over 30 years.
/// THOMAS PORCELLI, NC EMT-P, has over 22 years of experience in
EMS. He has 6 years as a Field Training Offcer and 6 Years as an Education and
Quality Specialist. He has had oversight of the state of the art soundstage at
Mecklenburg EMS Agency for the past 5 years. He has extensive training and
knowledge of high fdelity manikins and realistic scenario building.
/// JAMES POWELL, MS, NRP, is a captain and frefghter/paramedic
with Jackson Hole Fire/EMS in Wyoming.
/// CHRISTOPH REDELSTEINER, DRPHDR, MSW, MS, EMT-P,
is professor at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences and Scientifc Director
of the Master in Emergency Health Services Management Program at Danube
University in Austria. He was the frst recipient of the James O. Page/JEMS
Leadership a ward and is a member of the JEMS International Editorial Board.
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/// NEAL RICHMOND, MD, FACEP, is board certifed in emergency
medicine and medical director for the MedStar Mobile Healthcare System in Fort
Worth, Texas. He is also one of the authors of the monthly Field Physicians
column in JEMS.
/// VINCENT D. ROBBINS, FACPE, FACHE, is President-Elect of
NEMSMA and President & Chief Executive Offcer of MONOC, New Jersey’s
single largest EMS and mobile healthcare shared service hospital cooperative.
He has also served in the administration at Temple University Hospital in
Philadelphia and with the Ne w Jersey State Department of EMS.
/// ALFREDO ROJAS, EMT, is an EM T with Detroit EMS. In October 2015 he
and his partner were violently attacked by a patient. The incident lead to the
Detroit Fire Department implementing a multipronged training strategy to
better prepare staff for real-world violence.
/// MONIQUE ROSE, CCEMT-P, is EMS Lieutenant at UCHealth in Fort
Collins, Colo. She’s the Chairperson of the National EMS Management
Association (NEMSMA) Practitioner Mental Health and Wellbeing Committee, a
group actively involved in developing an action plan to bolster provider
resiliency, reduce provider stress, and reduce provider suicide, and is
Vice-President and Co-founder of Reviving Responders.
/// WYATT SABO, is the Medical Training Program Manager for Strategic
Operations based out of San Diego, California. He is an experienced medical
provider serving 10 years in the US Navy with 2 combat deployments to
Afghanistan and 3 years on an amphibious ship. During his venture in the
military he was qualifed in diverse courses of instruction including ATLS, TCCC,
BLS, weapons handling, and patient triage. As the NAEM T Course Coordinator,
he plans and executes medical and tactical training for government and civilian
agencies while using and operating hyper-realistic medical simulation
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