Shannon Watson began her EMS Career in Jacksonville, N.C., where she earned her Paramedic license and Associate’s degree in Emergency Medical Science. She has since completed her Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Shannon joined Christian Hospital EMS seven years ago, diligently working her way up to Community Health Supervisor for the EMS Department. Watson is an instructor for a variety of certifications and teaches nationally at EMS conferences. She is a member of the East Central Region Committee for St. Louis, and in 2012 became a contributing author of the Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers (PEPP) textbook and author of the chapter on resuscitation. Watson was the NAEMT Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) Regional Coordinator for two years prior to joining to EPC committee.
Shannon realized her love for education while at Christian Hospital EMS, where she was a field training officer and member of the education committee. Then, she became Clinical Supervisor and developed the Christian Hospital EMS Academy, which offers more than 30 EMS courses annually to employees and outside EMS participants. She advanced to Community Health Supervisor and assisted in developing and implementing the Community Health Access Program (CHAP). She now supervises the mobile integrated healthcare program and EMS portion of CHAP. She is married to a firefighter/paramedic and has one child.