The EPC Committee

Additional Info


David Meysenburg, RN, BSN, CFRN, EMT-P, FP-C

David Meysenburg has been a Flight Nurse/Paramedic for TraumaOne Flight Services at UF Health Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida for over 10 years. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Florida State University, as well as professional certification as a Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) and Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C).

David has more than 15 years experience working at an Adult and Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center. He has taught Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC), Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), and Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) for several years and served as the Region 2 Coordinator for EPC prior to his appointment as an EPC Committee Member. In 2016, he was appointed to the position of Chair of the EPC committee.



Katherine Remick, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Katherine Remick is Associate Medical Director for Austin-Travis County EMS System and an attending physician in pediatric emergency medicine at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas. She completed her residency and chief residency in pediatrics at Washington University and fellowships in pediatric emergency medicine and emergency medical services at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles County EMS Agency.

Dr. Remick was Co-Primary Investigator of the California Pediatric Readiness Project (the pilot study for the National Pediatric Readiness Project) and actively serves on the National Pediatric Readiness Resource Development Group for the federal EMS for Children program. She also serves on the Texas EMS for Children Advisory Committee and the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council Medical Director’s Committee for the state of Texas. She is a member of the National Association of State EMS Officials EMS Education Task Force on Pediatrics.



Ann Dietrich, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Ann Dietrich is a pediatric emergency medicine doctor in Columbus, Ohio and is affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital. She received her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. She is one of 59 doctors at Nationwide Children's Hospital who specialize in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.


Kyle Bates, MS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P
Committee Member

Kyle David Bates is an EMS educator and program developer with an expansive background in EMS. He earned his Master’s degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), where he majored in Emergency Health Services Education, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Biomedical Photographic Communications.
Kyle speaks at EMS conferences throughout the United States and Canada and is also an author, writing for textbooks, websites and national magazines. His current project is developing a cross-industry educational program called the First Few Moments: Managing the Scene of an MVC, as well as writing the textbook for it. Bates is a faculty member and instructional designer at the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI), University of Maryland.


Shannon Watson

Shannon Watson, CCEMT-P

Committee Member

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.