2018 Speakers

Bruce Barry, RN, BSN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, NRP, CICbruce barry.jpg

Bruce is still waiting to win the lottery. Meanwhile he uses his 25 years of EMS and ER experience to care for the sick and injured; educate, train, and mentor other providers; and provide the occasional dark-humored comic relief. He is currently the ER and Paramedic Program Director at Elizabethtown Community Hospital in Essex County, NY. When not donning his scrubs or uniform, he enjoys a glass of Irish whiskey and a smooth cigar.

Patricia Bashaw, EMTCC, CIC, RF

Patty is the EMS Coordinator for Essex County, NY and the President of Elizabethtown-Lewis EMS. She has over 35 years of experience in EMS as a provider, educator and leader. She is an American Heart Association Training Center Faculty member, New York State Certified Instructor Coordinator and Regional Faculty Member. She is currently the Chair of the New York State Emergency Medical Services Council (SEMSCO) and Vice-Chair of the Mountain Lakes Regional EMS Council.

Dan Batsie, BA, NRP

batsie.jpgDan Batsie has been involved in emergency medical services for over 26 years. He began his career as a paramedic in Syracuse, New York and later as a paramedic firefighter in Portland, Maine. He has been an EMS educator since 1994. After 15 years as a paramedic program director in Maine, Dan has recently moved on to become the emergency medical services chief for the state of Vermont. Dan is also the author of two EMS textbooks, a contributing author for several other EMS texts and has published numerous journal articles.

Peter D. Berry, BPS, EMTPpberry.jpg

Peter Berry has 35 years of experience in EMS the volunteer, commercial and public sectors of EMS. He got his start as a volunteer in Lake George, NY in 1982 and currently serves as Chief of the Colonie EMS Department. Throughout his career at Colonie, he has also operated as a Flight Paramedic, participating in the Lifeguard Air Rescue Program with the State Police since 1993.

Scotty Bolleter, BS, EMTPBolleter.jpg

Chief Scott Bolleter, or “Scotty” to friends and colleagues, is a respected clinician and well known lecturer - best known in emergency medicine for his clinical candor and inspiring talks.

He is responsible for the Office of Clinical Direction and Chairs the Centre for Emergency Health Sciences in Spring Branch Texas. His work includes managing the clinical aspects of EMS operations and directing the Centre’s multidisciplinary education, training, and research.

Scotty has been involved in emergency medicine for over thirty years. His name appears on numerous patents in emergent, oncologic and orthopedic medicine. He also directed global education, coordinated research and assisted with regulatory clearance for VidaCare (EZ-IO) which sold to the Teleflex Corporation in late 2013.

His resume includes the past positions of Education Director and Flight Paramedic for San Antonio AirLIFE; Faculty and Assistant Program Director for Victoria College; Training Officer and Supervisor for Harlingen Community Emergency Care Foundation, as well as his initial EMS work for Aransas County.

Scotty’s reputation has been centered on the advancement of emergency medicine and human compassion. His work has taken him across the United States and around the world. Scotty’s presentations, research, publication and accomplishments are extensive with his efforts found in magazines, journals, textbooks and videos. During his career he has received numerous awards, most notably the 2011 EMS Educator and 2000 EMS Person of the Year honors from the Texas Department of State Health Services; a 1999 Humanitarian Award from the EMS Associates of Utah, and formal Recognition in 1992 for his efforts in pediatrics from the Texas Commissioner of Health.

Peter Brodie, EMT

Peter Brodie currently serves as the EMS Data Coordinator in the NYS Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems, a position he has held since January 2017. With a long volunteer and career background in EMS and data work, Brodie brings an extensive history as an EMS provider for multiple agencies as a basic EMT and as a Critical Care Technician. Throughout his time in EMS roles, Brodie has been known for his documentation, compassionate care and ability to effectively manage stressful incidents. Brodie has completed classes in Critical Incident Scene Management, Special Situations for EMS and Rescue Task Force in addition to ICS 100, 200 and 300. A consummate planner, Brodie has actively engaged in planning larger training exercises at the town, county and regional levels. 

Working with NYS ePCR data, Brodie has not only produced data reports for the Prescription Drug Overdose Program, he has provided skill application data to the SEMAC Physicians and Program Agencies working on the Collaborative Protocols; identified documentation errors across NYS and will be talking about the value of quality accurate documentation for providers as well as the need for effective quality improvement programs.

Dr. Maia Dorsett, MD, PhDDorsett.jpg

Maia Dorsett is an Emergency Medicine and EMS Physician at the University of Rochester Division of Prehospital Medicine. Before moving to Rochester in Summer of 2017, she completed her residency in Emergency Medicine and EMS Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Her main interests are in EMS Education and Quality Improvement and she is currently the vice-chair of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) Education Committee.

Rommie Duckworth, LPRommie.jpg

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder and award-winning educator with more than twenty-eight years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and public and private emergency medical services. Rom is a career fire Captain and paramedic EMS Coordinator, Founder and Director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine and an emergency services advocate, author, and speaker at conferences around the world.

Christopher Ebright, B.Ed., NRPEbright.jpg

Chris is an EMS Education Coordinator with the National EMS Academy in Louisiana. He has been providing prehospital emergency care, ranging from primary EMS response to critical care transportation by land and air for over 22 years as well as educating future first responders, EMT’s, paramedics, nurses and doctors for 21 years. Chris holds bachelor of education degree from the University of Toledo and is currently an annual presenter at local, state, and national EMS and public safety conferences. He enjoys Ohio State athletics, bicycling, running, basketball and traveling as often as possible throughout the United States.

Amy Eisenhauer, EMTEisen.jpg

Amy Eisenhauer is a dynamic presenter at EMS conferences nationwide, raising awareness on topics such as provider suicide, response to hoarding events, and career development for EMS professionals. She has served the New Jersey Emergency Medical Services community as a volunteer and career provider since 1995. Amy is a contributing author for EMS World magazine and also hosts an interactive blog on EMS at TheEMSsiren.com, committed to improving the EMS community as a whole.

Reuben Farnsworth, NRP, CCP-CFarnsworth.jpg

Reuben Farnsworth is the President of RockStar Education and Consulting and a Critical Care Paramedic with Delta County Ambulance District in Western Colorado. Reuben has been active in EMS for 15 years as an EMT, Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic, FTO, and Education Coordinator. He is a regular speaker at EMS Conferences throughout the country and heavily certified in the alphabet soup disciplines as well as holding numerous other instructor certifications. Reuben is an engaging speaker with a talent for education. 

Dan Flynn, NRP, RN

Dan Flynn is a Nationally Registered Paramedic and Registered Nurse in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He has been working in the Emergency Medical Services since 2001, starting in a Fire-Based service in Mandeville, La working as a Firefighter/Paramedic. He joined New Orleans EMS in 2003 and is currently still employed with them.  He has been a Registered Nurse since 2014 and works in that capacity in the Emergency Department at Touro Infirmary in Uptown New Orleans.  He received his Paramedic certification through the National EMS Academy in 2005, his Bachelors of Science degree in 2010 from Southeastern Louisiana University and his Bachelors of Nursing in 2014 from Our Lady of the Lake, College of Nursing.  Dan holds multiple other certifications, including NRP, ACLS, PALS, and HAZMAT Technician. He is a member of NAEMT and the Emergency Nursing Association. Dan was awarded the Patient Care Champion Award from the Louisiana Emergency Nurses Association in 2016.  His career achievements include working as a Paramedic/Firefighter during and following Hurricane Katrina and being featured in A&E's Documentary Series Nightwatch.  Dan, laong with Titus, was also featured on the cover of the Emergency Nurses Association's publication "The ENA Connection" for his work influencing better relationships between EMS and ER staff. He resides in Covington, LA with his wife Heather and two Italian Greyhounds.

Dr. Christopher Galton, MD, NRP, FP-CGalton.jpg

Chris started his EMS career at the PSU Ambulance Service in 1995 and has not stopped working since. He is currently a flight paramedic and the Chief Medical Director for Mercy Flight Central, as well as a Deputy Medical Director for Emergency Services in Monroe County, NY. When he is not proudly wearing his paramedic patches, he can be found at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where he is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine.

Kelly Grayson, NRP, CCEMT-PGrayson.jpg

Kelly Grayson has been a Critical Care Paramedic and EMS Educator for twenty-four years. He is president of the Louisiana Society of EMS Educators and a board member of the LA Association of Nationally Registered EMTs, and currently works as a critical care paramedic for Acadian Ambulance in southwest Louisiana. He is the EMS Education Coordinator for ACE4EMS. He is a regular columnist for EMS1.com and EMS World Magazine. His books, En Route and On Scene, are available on Amazon. 

Micki Guy, EMTP, CICmguy.jpg

Micki Guy has over 20 years of experience in the volunteer and career sectors of EMS. She is the EMS Coordinator in Warren County, NY, a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Glens Falls Fire Department and the Operations Manager of Lake George Emergency Squad. She is the current Chair of the Mountain Lakes Regional EMS Council and as an EMS educator, routinely teaches AHA, EMT and AEMT courses. Prior to starting her career in emergency services, she served as a Combat Medic in the NY Army National Guard. Micki lives in Queensbury, NY with her wife Tricia and son Tristan.

Clark Hayward, EMTP HAyward.jpg

Clark Hayward is a practicing paramedic and owner/president of Adirondack Wilderness Medicine as well as Operations Manager for E5 Support Services, LLC. He has taught wilderness medicine courses to over well over 1000 students from around the world, ranging from laypersons to physicians. In 2012 he became a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine and has been an active member of the Wilderness Medical Society for many years. Clark was a contributing author to the Paramedic Professional Series (Cengage Learning 2012) and has authored journal articles relating to outdoor emergency care. Additionally, he is an active ski patroller and the former Regional Advisor for the National Ski Patrol Mountain Travel and Rescue Program and a former whitewater rafting guide of over 20 years.

Travis Howe, EMT, CICHowe.jpg

Travis Howe is the Executive Director, Course Sponsor Administrator and American Heart Association Training Center Coordinator at the Mountain Lakes Regional EMS Council in Upstate NY, and a Deputy EMS Coordinator in Warren County, NY. He has 20 years of experience in rural and suburban EMS systems and has held several chief officer and administrative roles in fire and EMS agencies. He regularly teaches EMT and AHA courses and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Recognition Committee for the National Association of EMS Educators. In his free time, Travis volunteers as the Vice President of Parks Heritage Federal Credit Union in Glens Falls, NY, enjoys cruise vacations and routinely suffers as a diehard fan of the New York Mets.

Nancy Magee, AEMT, Author, Educator, Consultant

Nancy Magee has been active in volunteer EMS for sixteen years. As a self-employed business owner and consultant for 25 years, a volunteer EMT & AEMT and instructor, field supervisor and Director of Marketing and Client relations for an EMS Management Service Organization, Nancy combines marketing savvy and management perspective with a volunteer’s heart. Her workshop series, “ A Volunteer Survival Guide,” is aimed at helping volunteer EMS agencies overcome fiscal, leadership, and recruitment and retention challenges.

Dr. Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRNmcevoy.jpg

Mike McEvoy, is the EMS Chief for Saratoga County, New York and the Vice Chair of the IAFC EMS Section Board of Directors. He is a nurse clinician in the cardiac surgical ICU at Albany Medical Center where he also chairs the hospital resuscitation committee and teaches critical care medicine. Mike is the chief medical officer for West Crescent Fire Dept., a paramedic supervisor for the Clifton Park & Halfmoon Ambulance, and the EMS Editor for Fire Engineering magazine. He is the lead editor for "Critical Care Transport" and the Informed series (Jones & Bartlett Publishers) and a popular speaker at fire, EMS and medical conferences. In his free time, Mike is an avid hiker and winter mountain climber.

Kirk E. Mittelman, M.Ed., NRPK Mittelman photo.jpg

Capt. Kirk is a 38-year veteran of EMS and Public Safety, Capt. Kirk retired in 2001 from Provo City Police after 22 years. After his career in Law Enforcement, Capt. Kirk went to work full time in the Fire/EMS service where he again retired after serving as a Paramedic Captain and EMS Coordinator for Eagle Mountain Fire Department. Capt. Kirk teaches all levels of EMT’s and wilderness medicine and currently is an Associate Professor and the EMS/Paramedic Director for the College of Southern Idaho.

In his spare time Capt. Kirk travels to 3rd World countries as a volunteer teaching EMS to physicians, nurses and EMS personnel. When things get too hectic Papa Kirk can be found waterskiing and enjoying the sun at Lake Powell with his 4 children and their spouses, 14 grand and 2 great grandchildren.

Margaret A. Mittelman M.Ed., NRPMargaret.jpg

Margaret is a Professor, for Utah Valley University teaching EMS and Emergency Management. Margaret serves as Utah practical test team proctor. Margaret has received accolades at every level and received the coveted Dr. Keith Hooker Lifetime Achievement and Dr. Robert Hogan EMS Awards. A 37-year EMS veteran and leader in EMS, Margaret is a favorite presenter at State and National Conventions; gaining notoriety for her portrayal of Ann Robinson of “The Weakest Link.” In her spare time Margaret enjoys spending time on Lake Powell skiing and relaxing with her 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 

Charles J. Nerko, Esq.

After being intrigued by the legal aspects of emergency medicine while serving as an EMT, Charles traded his trauma bag for a briefcase. As an attorney, he helps healthcare organizations successfully navigate the complex maze of laws governing their operations while minimizing legal risks. Charles has represented clients in high-stakes cases that have received widespread press coverage, including a litigation over access to Michael Jackson’s medical records.

Dr. Robert Newmyer, MDRNewmyer.jpg

Dr. Newmyer is a pediatric intensivist and medical director of the pediatric critical care transport program at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse, NY. He also serves as a medical control physician for Mercy Flight Central critical care air transport. Dr. Newmyer is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine and by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) in neurocritical care.

Timothy S. Redding, NRP, I/C

Tim has been in EMS for 25 years & has been a paramedic & instructor for 21 years. He is certified as an instructor by the AHA, Department of Homeland Security, NAEMT & and is an Instructor Coordinator for the states of NH & MA and was named the NH EMS Educator of the Year for 2017. Tim presents regularly at EMS conferences throughout the US and has taught internationally in Guyana, Guatemala, Ireland & Australia. Tim founded Emergency Education Consultants in 2006 and is a two-time Ironman.

Mark Spiezio, EMT-P, CIC, RF/PC

Mark has been an active EMS provider for 26 years, 24 as the chief operating officer of Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad in Washington County. He has been an EMS educator for over 20 years and is an active Regional Faculty member and Program Coordinator. Mark has received the Mountain Lakes Regional EMS Leadership award twice and is the Chairman of the Southern Washington Northeastern Rensselaer County MIHC Steering Committee that was recently recognized as a regional Rural Health Champion.

Titus Tero, NRP

Titus Tero is a Nationally Registered paramedic for the City of New Orleans EMS. He has worked for NOEMS since 2008, serving as an EMT-B Field Training Officer for the last 2 years. He was promoted from an EMT-B to NRP in November 2015, serves as a member of the NOEMS bike team and is certified to operate the NOEMS ASAP specialty vehicles. He also holds certifications in PEPP, PHTLS, ACLS, CPR &PALS.  One of his many career achievements includes being featured in A&E's Documentary Series Nightwatch.  An alumni of the University of New Orleans, Titus enjoys spending most of his time with his family. He is married to Dawn Nixon and is the proud father of his son, Tanner Owen Tero.

John "Jack" Tims, EMTP, CIC

TimsJack Tims began his EMS career in 1987 when he joined a volunteer fire department in Suffolk County NY. In 1988, he was hired by New York City EMS (prior to the FDNY/NYC EMS Merger) as an EMT. Jack became a Paramedic in 1991 and worked in Brooklyn and Queens. Assigned to the FDNY EMS Academy as an instructor, he became a Certified Instructor Coordinator in 1997. In 2003, he was promoted to the rank of FDNY EMS Lieutenant. He was assigned to the FDNY EMS Academy and functioned as the BLS and ALS Program Administrative Officer.

In 2011, Jack was assigned to the FDNY EMS HazTac Battalion as a Special Operations Command HazTac/Rescue Paramedic Response Officer. He was awarded the Chief James Scullion Award in 2013 for his life-risking/life-saving interventions after entering a collapsed trench and began treating a victim who became buried and trapped during the trench collapse. In 2015, his role at the HazTac Battalion changed to the Rescue Paramedic Training Officer.

Jack retired from FDNY EMS in 2017 and relocated to Queensbury, NY. He currently serves as a Deputy EMS Coordinator in Warren County, NY, works as an instructor at the NYS Prepardness Training Center and Mountain Lakes Regional EMS Council and volunteers at the Bay Ridge Volunteer Fire Company.

Douglas Wildermuth, BS, NREMTP, CIC, RF, PC

Doug Wildermuth has been active in emergency services since 1992. He got his start in EMS, became a firefighter and eventually entered his career in law enforcement. Creating progressive training programs is Doug’s greatest passion! He established New York State’s most active AED program and conducted numerous EMS courses for the New York State Police. Realizing his expertise can help many agencies, he created E5 Support Services, LLC to better assist all EMS and Fire Departments with training, staffing and consulting. Doug still actively practices EMS and has been happily married for the past sixteen years, while residing in Queensbury, NY with his wife, three children and two horses.