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John Alexander, MS, NRP, CNA, is a paramedic with Lifeline Air and Ground Transport Service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He is a retired fire and EMS captain from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department and has been a paramedic for over thirty years.

Joseph P. Hopple, NRP, is the former education coordinator for Sussex County EMS and is currently the director of emergency services for Old Lycoming Township in Williamsport, Pa, where he also serves on the faculty of the Pennsylvania College of Technology Paramedic program.

Joshua S. Fu is the John D. Tickle Professor of Engineering and Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Inaugural Professor of the UT-ORNL Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education, Joint Appointment Professor in Computational Earth Sciences Group in Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Judson Smith brings more than 20 years of experience in fire and EMS to his current role,  Deputy Chief of EMS for UC Health EMS in Colorado. He holds a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration, numerous EMS teaching credentials and founded one of the first virtual online EMS training programs. Judson also holds numerous specialty paramedic and firefighter certifications. He has a background in both flight medicine and fire-based EMS. Judson also serves as an officer in an Air Force Reserves aeromedical evacuation squadron.

Keith Wesley, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, is the medical director for HealthEast Medical Transportation in St. Paul, Minn., and United EMS in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. He’s authored several EMS textbooks and numerous articles and papers on EMS and is a frequent speaker at state and national EMS conferences. He can be reached at [email protected].

Kelly Grayson, NRP, CCP, is a critical care paramedic and educator in Louisiana.

Kelly Ward has a bachelor’s degree in emergency medicine from the University of Pittsburgh and is a practicing paramedic. She is currently in nursing school and hopes to combine her interests in critical care and prehospital emergency medicine by pursuing a career in flight nursing.

Dr. Kitae Kevin Park is a pulmonary and critical care physician. He obtained his medical degree at Saba University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at UNDNJ-NJMS, then went on to complete his fellowship at Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in pulmonary and critical care. He has served as medical director in multiple ICU programs in Southern California. Dr. Park continues to focus on delivery of healthcare in underserved areas.   

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, UTHSC Department of Emergency Medicine, Memphis, TN

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