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John Clark

John R. Clark, JD, MBA, NRP, FP-C, CCP-C, CMTE

John Clark is the chief operating officer of the International Board of Specialty Certification. His background is in healthcare delivery, administration, business development and education. John has clinical experience in a variety of settings from urban trauma centers to community emergency departments; supervisor and preceptor roles in fire-based EMS systems, and critical care transport experience in ground and flight environments.

John is a past-president of the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics Association and a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. He is a section editor for the Air Medical Journal and writes a monthly feature for the AMJ on legal issues in critical care transport.

John’s paramedic education and Baccalaureate degree are from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences with an Executive MBA from Madison University. He also holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of New Hampshire School of Law as well as a Graduate Certificate in Health Law and Policy. Additionally, he is credentialed as a Certified Flight Paramedic, Certified Critical Care Paramedic, and is a Certified Medical Transport Executive.

 

Stacy Elmer

Stacy Elmer, MPA, MA, EMT

Stacy Elmer is the director of Medical Device Integration and Special Programs at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California. She leads EMS initiatives, including Mobile Integrated Healthcare and technology projects for the continuum of care.

Previously, she served on the National Security Staff at the White House and at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, focusing on bioterrorism, emergency response, continuity of government, cybersecurity, community resilience, and innovation and technology. Stacy holds an MPA in International Security Policy from Columbia University, a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Colorado College, and is completing her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Kansas. Stacy is also a certified EMT.

 

Dr. Conrad Fivez

Dr. Mark Conrad Fivaz, MBChB; MMedFamMed

Dr. Fivaz is a clinical director for Priority Solutions, Inc., and an emergency response operations director for PDC in Salt Lake City, Utah. He chairs the Council of Standards for Emergency Nurse Triage within the International Academy of Emergency Dispatch, the body responsible for clinical governance of nurse triage protocols. He is also a member of the IAED CBRN committee.

Conrad is an associate editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Annals of Emergency Dispatch and Response, and has authored numerous original research papers. He co-authored the clinical triage protocols used in the ECNS system and implemented the system in many countries and on four continents over a 16-year period. Conrad became qualified as a family physician and his interest and experience in clinical triage medicine began working as emergency physician in a busy tertiary University Hospital’s ED and flight doctor for the “Flight for life” helicopter service. He worked as Family Physician in the United Kingdom before relocating with his family to the United States.

 

Anne Jensen

Anne Jensen, BS, EMT-P

Anne Marie Jensen is the Resource Access Program (RAP) Manager for San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. RAP is the strategic social arm of Fire and EMS, addressing vulnerable EMS patients and preserving safety net resources.

With a B.S. in Applied Physics and a natural inclination toward technology and modelling, Anne emphasizes putting patients first, and using technology to mitigate risk and expand capacity to serve. Anne has developed or assisted in the development of many software and hardware technologies, and has served as a resource to multiple federal agencies involved in first responder technologies. In her spare time, Anne is a jazz and bluegrass musician, and enjoys tinkering with robots and whittling wood.

 

Dr. Brad Lee

Dr. Bradford H. Lee, MD, JD, MBA

Col (ret) Bradford Lee retired from the U.S. Air Force after a career spanning almost 30 years. During that time, he held several positions, including: department chairman at a medical center, chief of the medical staff, CEO of both bedded and non-bedded facilities, and as a corporate medical director overseeing medical practice at 65 different medical facilities both in the U.S. and overseas. Subsequent to his Air Force career, Dr. Lee served as the Nevada State Health Officer and was the primary public health medical advisor to two governors.

Dr. Lee received his baccalaureate from the U.S. Air Force Academy, his master's degree from Howard University, College of Medicine, his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and his Master's in Business Administration in executive management from Golden Gate University. Dr. Lee is also an alumnus of the Harvard University, Kennedy School program in Public Health, as well as the National Public Health Leadership Institute, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Dr. Lee holds faculty appointments to several institutions, including: University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, Nev., and Touro Medical School in Las Vegas, Nev. He is currently the medical director for the Regional Emergency Medical Authority in Reno, Nev.

 

Chief John Sinclair

John Sinclair

Chief John Sinclair is the fire chief of Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue and Emergency Manager for the City of Ellensburg in Washington State. He is also President and Chairman of the Board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and represents the fire service on the National EMS Advisory Council.

John has held many positions in fire and emergency service during his career, including firefighter, paramedic, lieutenant, battalion chief, assistant chief and deputy chief. He was a member of the IAFC Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Section for 19 years and served a four-year term as chair. Additionally, he served on the advisory boards of Fire and Emergency Television Network and Tacoma Community College and Central Washington University’s Paramedic Program, as well as on the Board of Directors for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).  

John worked with the American College of Surgeons Hartford Consensus I and II on mass casualty incident management and also assisted the Department of Homeland Security and Centers for Disease Control with a bystander response project.

 

Walt Stoy

Dr. Walt Stoy, Ph.D., EMT-P

Dr. Walt Stoy is professor and director of the Emergency Medicine Program at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves as the director of the Office of Education at the Center for Emergency Medicine.

Walt was contracted in the 1990’s by US-DOT NHTSA as the Principal Investigator or as the Project Director for the oversight of the four levels of EMS educational programs known as the National Standard Curricula. In addition, he is nationally and internationally known for his efforts to enhance education in the areas of prehospital care and emergency medicine.

 

Paul Trusty

Paul Trusty, MS, CISSP, EMT-P

Paul Trusty is the information technology manager at MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas. He has focused his attention on cybersecurity, receiving his Master’s in Information Security and Assurance in 2015. He also holds several cybersecurity certifications, such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Ethical Hacker and Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator. He has 20 years of experience in EMS with the last 14 being focused on information technology.

 

Cynthia Wides

Cynthia Wides, MA

Cynthia Wides joined Healthforce Center at the University of California, San Francisco, in May 2009. Her work focuses on original research and program evaluation using primary and secondary data sources. She has co-authored several quantitative and qualitative analytical papers on innovations in healthcare delivery, health workforce, and expansions of scope of practice in California and across the country. Cynthia holds a Masters in Economics from the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Wesleyan University.

 

Zavadsky

Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, EMT

Matt Zavadsky is the chief strategic integration officer for MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has helped guide the implementation and financial sustainability of numerous innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar as a Mobile Integrated Healthcare provider. Programs include high utilizer, CHF readmission reduction, observational admission reduction, hospice revocation avoidance, 911 nurse triage and a partnership with home health agency.

Matt is also the president-elect of NAEMT and chairs the association’s EMS 3.0 Transformation Committee. He co-authored Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Approach to Implementation, published by Jones & Bartlett Publishing. Matt holds a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration with a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Management.