Project Leadership

Project Principal Investigators

Kevin G. Munjal MD, MPH – Associate Medical Director of Prehospital Care, Mount Sinai Health System
James Dunford, MD – Professor Emeritus, UC San Diego School of Medicine; EMS Medical Director, City of San Diego

Project Manager

Hugh Chapin, MD, MS, EMT-P


Lynne Richardson, MD – Professor & Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System
Christopher Kahn, MD, MPH – Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine; Director, Emergency Medical Services and Disaster Medicine Fellowship; Base Hospital Medical Director, UC San Diego

National Steering Committee

Appointed Representatives

  • American Ambulance Association (AAA):
    • Aaron Reinert, NRP, BA – Executive Director, Lakes Region EMS, North Branch, Minnesota; Treasurer, AAA
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP):
    • Jeff Beeson, M.D. –  Texas Medical Director for Acadian Ambulance Service; EMS Committee, ACEP
    • Harry J. Monroe, Jr. – Director, Chapter & State Relations, ACEP
  • Emergency Nurses Association (ENA):
    • Mary Alice Vanhoy, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN, NREMT-P – Nurse Manager at Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC):
    • John Sinclair – Fire Chief, Kittitas Valley Fire Rescue; Emergency Manager, City of Ellensburg, Washington; Board of Directors, Second VP, IAFC
  • International Association of Firefighters (IAFF): 
    • Lori Moore, DrPH, MPH, EMT-P – Assistant to the General President, IAFF
  • National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO):
    • Jeffrey Elder, MD FAAEM – Medical Director, EMS, City of N.O.
  • National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP): 
    • Brent Myers, MD – President-Elect, NAEMSP
  • National Association of EMTs (NAEMT): 
    • Jason White, MPA – EMS Consultant, Earthlink 
  • National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO):
    • Tom Nehring – Division Director at ND Department of Health, Division of EMS and Trauma; JCERC 
  • National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC):
    • Ed Mund – Director At-Large, EMS/Rescue Section, NVFC
  • Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA):
    • Tracey Moorhead, MA – President and CEO, VNAA

Members at Large

  • Katrina Altenhofen, MPH, EMT-P; National EMS Advisory Council (NEMSAC); Founder-West Chester First Responder; Director, Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program, Iowa Department of Public Health
  • David Cone, MD – Professor of Emergency Medicine, Yale University; Chief, Section of EMS; Director, EMS Fellowship 
  • Mike Edgeworth, MD – Medical Director, Cigna-HealthSpring; Tele-neurologist, HCA
  • David Emanuel – CEO & Co-Founder, Medlert 
  • Lance Gable, JD, MPH – Associate Dean forAcademic Affairs, Wayne State University Law School
  • Douglas Kupas, MD – Associate Chief Academic Officer at Geisinger Health System
  • Jay Goldman, MD, FACEP – Medical Director of EMS and Ambulance, Kaiser Permanente NCAL
  • Sharon Henry, MBA – President, Evolution Health, West Region
  • Baxter Larmon, PhD, MICP – Professor, Emergency Medicine, the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA); Founding Director, Prehospital Care Research Forum; National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) 
  • Chris Montera – Assistant CEO/Chief of Clinical Services, Eagle County Paramedic Services 
  • Todd Olmstead, PhD – Associate Professor of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin; James M. and Claudia U. Richter Fellow in Global Health Policy
  • Lainie Rutkow, PhD, JD, MPH – Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Scott Somers, PhD, NREMT-P – Former Vice Mayor, Mesa Arizona City Council; Professor of Practice, ASU College of Public Service; Senior Fellow, GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security
  • Brenda Staffan, BA – Director, Community Health Programs, Regional EMS Authority (REMSA)
  • Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS- Vice President, COO, Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
  • Jonathan Washko, MBA, NREMT-P, AEMD – Assistant Vice President for CEMS Operations, North Shore LIJ Health System
  • David Williams, PhD – Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Gary Wingrove, EMT-P – Director of Government Relations & Strategic Affairs, Gold Cross/Mayo Clinic Medical Transport; Founder and President, Paramedic Foundation
  • Matt Zavadsky, EMT-P, MS-HSA – Director of Public Affairs, MedStar Mobile Healthcare; Joint National EMS Leadership Forum, NASEMSO; NAEMT

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