/// KEN SCHEPPKE, MD, is the EMS Medical Director for six fre-rescue
agencies in Palm Beach County, Fla., including Palm Beach County, Palm Beach
Gardens, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Town of Palm Beach, and
Greenacres Fire Rescue agencies. He currently serves as Chairman of the Palm
Beach County EMS Medical Director’s Association and sits on both the county’s
EMS Advisory Council and its Trauma Quality Improvement Committee.
/// RICHARD SERINO is a distinguished visiting fellow at Harvard
University’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. He previously served
as the deputy administrator of FEMA and as the chief of Boston EMS. He’s a
member of the Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance
Survivability from Mass Casualty Shooting Events and the Department of
Homeland Security’s Virtual Social Media Working Group.
/// MAT THEW SHEPHERD, BNURS GRDIP EMERG NURS,
BPARA GRDIP EMRG HLTH (MICA) GRCRT AEROMED, is a
MICA Flight Paramedic with Air Ambulance Victoria in Australia. He’s also a
teaching associate at Monash University.
A TIONAL EMSTODAY F A C U L T Y
/// BRIAN SHIMBERG, BS-EMC, NRP, has over 20 years of experience
in prehospital medicine. He was instrumental in opening the Emergency Medical
Education and Simulation Center at Mecklenburg EMS Agency. With over 11
years of experience with high fdelity simulation, he has extensive knowledge of
scenario development and execution as well as debriefng. Additionally, he has
spent the last 10 years serving as a Special Operations Paramedic supporting
the missions of local SWAT teams, Bomb Squad and Civil Emergency Unit.
/// RACHEL SHORT, NRP, has more than 20 years of experience in EMS.
She’s a training offcer at Loudon County (Va.) Fire and Rescue where she
currently manages the ALS programs, including EM T to Intermediate classes.
/// TODD SIMS assisted with the creation of MEDIC’s, the Mecklenburg EMS
Agency, 9-1-1 Communications Center and served as its Operations Manager. He
developed and implemented dynamic system status management technology
along with workload monitoring supporting data analytics to provide real-time
management of operational aspects of EMS services through Data Tech911.
/// COREY SLOVIS, MD, FACP, FACEP, FAAEM, is medical director
of the Nashville Fire Department (NFD). He is also a professor of emergency
medicine and chairman of the department of emergency medicine at Vanderbilt
University Medical Center in Nashville.
/// DAN SMITH RN, BSN, CFRN, EMT-P is a fight nurse and
paramedic in Ne w Jersey. He has held clinical leadership roles for both ground
and air medical programs.
/// WILL SMITH, MD, NRP, FAWM, is the Medical Director for Grand
Teton National Park, Teton County Search and Rescue, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS,
Southeast Arizona National Park Group, and Bridger Teton National Forest. He’s
also Clinical Faculty in Emergency Medicine at the University of Washington
School of Medicine Emergency Medicine, an ED physician in Jackson, Wy., a
Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps and recipient of the
John P. Pryor, MD, Street Medicine Society Award.
/// ANDREW E. SPAIN, MA, NCEE, EMT-P, is the director of
accreditation and certifcation for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. He’s
been a paramedic for more than 20 years and is a nationally certifed EMS
/// DOUGLAS SPOT TED EAGLE is an instructor and industry consultant
in videography, soft ware manufacturing and broadcasting for Sundance Media
Group. He’s an accomplished aerial camera operator and has been instructing in
the area of unmanned aerial systems since 2012. He’s won numerous awards for
his productions including Grammy, Emmy, DuPont, Peabody, and many other
/// JOSH STUART, EM T-P, is a paramedic with Medical Rescue Team South
Authority in Pennsylvania. He’s the chairperson of the Pennsylvania EMSC
Committee, and has conducted research and developed training on risky teen
/// JONATHAN STUDNEK, PHD, NRP, is a Deputy Director for MEDIC,
the Mecklenburg EMS Agency where he’s responsible for planning, developing,
implementing, and overseeing a comprehensive strategy for performance
improvement, clinical education, and risk and safety. He also serves as the
Director of Prehospital Research at Carolinas Medical Center and past Chair of
the Research Committee for the National Association of EMS Physicians
/// CHRISTIAN SVANE, MD, is a physician who provides advanced
prehospital treatment on one of fve physician-staffed critical care units
operated by EMS Copenhagen in Denmark. He’s also a consultant in
anesthesiology and intensive care medicine at Bispebjerg University Hospital in
A TIONAL EMSTODAY F A C U L T Y
/// DOUGLAS SWANSON, FACEP, FAEMS, has dual board
certifcation in emergency medicine and EMS. He’s the medical director for
MEDIC, the Mecklenburg EMS Agency, which provides paramedic service to the
Charlotte, N.C., area. He’s also professor of emergency medicine at Carolinas
Medical Center and a physician consultant with NASCAR’s medical liaison
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