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Stephen Wood, MS, ACNP-BS, is a nurse practitioner and works in emergency medicine at Steward Health System in Massachusetts. He’s a fellow at the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics and a contributor for the Petrie-Flom Center blog Bill of Health.

Steve Vernak, EMT-P, is a paramedic working in a private ambulance in Cleveland, Ohio. He expresses his experiences in life and EMS through paintings and music.

Steven C. LeCroy, MA, CRT, EMT-P, is a retired captain/paramedic from St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue, an adjunct instructor at St. Petersburg College and a 40-year respiratory therapist. He has also been an expert witness in over 100 EMS cases across the U.S.

Thomas Engel is an EM/EMS physician. He is an Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin and an assistant medical director for the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency a Management. He serves in the Army National Guard as a physician in the 54th SFAB. 

Thomas Krakeel, NRP, BS, is a paramedic crew chief and acting station supervisor for Dorchester County (SC) EMS.

Troy Valente (pronounced "va-len-tee") was born and raised in California and has lived in Northern Colorado since 2001 with his wife (a NICU nurse) and two kids. Troy started his EMS career in 2002. becoming a paramedic in 2006.  Prior to that, he attended Pepperdine University and The University of Northern Colorado, where he received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a sports medicine minor.

Feel free to reach out directly to Troy via email: [email protected].

Zachary Blickley, NRP, is a senior in the University of Pittsburgh’s Emergency Medicine Program and will be graduating in April 2020. He is also a Pennsylvania paramedic who currently works for Bucks County Rescue Squad, Tri-Hampton Rescue Squad and Valley Ambulance Authority.

For over 22 years, I have been serving as a paramedic at one of Israel’s national EMS organizations. I hold a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical services and am certified as a flight paramedic by the LIFE STAR program at Hartford Hospital, Connecticut.

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