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Chris Kroboth has been a career paramedic/firefighter for over 17 years and in EMS for over 23. He has been in prehospital and in-hospital education for the past 18 years. His last assignment before returning to operations was as the EMS training captain in charge of continuing education programs and certification. He is also affiliate faculty with the Virginia Commonwealth University Paramedic Program. He is the U.S. clinical education manager for iSimulate and also facilitates national conference clinical challenges to include EMS World, ENA and NTI.

Christian Ventura, NREMT, EMS-I, FHAMES, is an EMS clinician, lecturer, and scientific researcher with publications in cognitive neuroscience and EMS science. He is the author of The Emergency Medical Responder by Springer Nature, and Host of Evidence-Based EMS at JEMS

Clay Odell, BS, NRP, RN, is a paramedic-firefighter with Newport (NH) Fire-EMS, and a paramedic for New London Hospital EMS. He is a past state EMS bureau chief, state trauma system coordinator, EMS service chief, and a flight crew member at Dartmouth Hitchcock Advanced Response Team. Clay has been a paramedic since 1985, and a registered nurse since 1997.

Coco Thomas, BSN, RN, EMT-B, is a medical student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is a former adult and pediatric emergency room nurse and EMT, pursuing a career in emergency medicine. 

Cory Hromatko has 12 years’ experience in EMS, a Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences, and an Associate’s degree in the applied sciences as a paramedic.

Chief, Division of Prehospital, Austere and Disaster Medicine Professor of Emergency Medicine, EMS and Anesthesiology, The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

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Dennis Edgerly, MEd, EMT-P, began his EMS career in 1987. He’s currently the EMS academy director for Arapahoe Community College. He can be reached at dennis.edgerly@arapahoe.edu.

Dr. Jennifer Sedillo is an associate professor of Public Health at American Public University Systems. She earned her doctorate in public health from the University of South Florida. She teaches epidemiology and research methods graduate-level courses. 

Dr. Karen Schill, DNP, APN-C, FNP-BC, ENP-C, CEN, CFRN, NREMT-P, has more than twenty years of experience in the prehospital setting, ranging from basic life support, paramedicine, and air and ground critical care transport. She teaches prehospital courses with the Atlantic Mobile Health Training Center Dr. Schill spent twelve years as a bedside emergency nurse and continues to work as an advanced practice nurse in a Level 1 Trauma Center. She presently works as a full-time assistant professor clinical instructor in the Rutgers School of Nursing FNP in Acute Emergency Care program.

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