EMS1.com Editorial Advisory Board
Program director, Paramedic Academy, Santa Rosa Junior College, paramedic
EMS1 Editorial Advisor Art Hsieh, MA, NREMT-P currently teaches at the Public Safety Training Center, Santa Rosa Junior College in the Emergency Care Program. Since 1982, Art has worked as a line medic and chief officer in the private, third service and fire-based EMS. He has directed both primary and EMS continuing education programs. Art is a textbook author, has presented at conferences nationwide, and continues to provide patient care at an EMS service in Northern California.
Dr. David Tan
President, National Association of EMS Physicians
David K. Tan, M.D., EMT-T, FAEMS, is associate professor and chief of EMS in the division of emergency medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is double board-certified in Emergency Medicine and EMS Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Tan remains very active in EMS at the local, state and national levels as an operational medical director for local police, fire and EMS agencies. He is chairman of the Metropolitan St. Louis Emergency Transport Oversight Commission, vice-chairman of the Missouri State Advisory Council on EMS, and president of the National Association of EMS Physicians. Dr. Tan is a member of the EMS1 Editorial Advisory Board. He also provides medical direction to EMS1.com and the EMS1 Academy.
Ann Marie Farina
President, The Code Green Campaign, paramedic
Ann Marie Farina is a paramedic in Washington state. She has been in EMS since 2003 and has worked in a variety of positions in Alaska and Washington since then. Over the years her jobs have included working as a wildland fire medic, a dual-role firefighter/paramedic, a 911 transport medic, and as an educator. In March of 2014 Ann founded The Code Green Campaign, a mental health awareness campaign that raises awareness about mental health conditions and suicide in first responders. Through Code Green Ann has worked as an educator, researcher, and consultant in order to assist agencies in improving their mental health programs.
David Givot, Esq., graduated from the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care in 1989 and spent most of the next decade working as a paramedic responding to 911 in Glendale, Calif., with the fire department. By the end of 1998, he was traveling around the country working with distressed EMS agencies teaching improved field provider performance through better communication and leadership practices. David then moved into the position of director of operations for the largest ambulance provider in Maryland. Now, back in Los Angeles, he has earned his law degree and is a practicing defense attorney still looking to the future of EMS. In addition to defending EMS providers, both on the job and off, he has created TheLegalGuardian.com as a vital step toward improving the state of EMS through information and education designed to protect EMS professionals - and agencies - nationwide.
Kris Kaull, chief marketing officer for Pulsara, EMS1 co-founder, flight paramedic
Kris Kaull, B.S., NRP, FP-C, has driven innovation and positive change in EMS for over 26 years. Kris is a national speaker, writer and entrepreneur. In 1999, he started Paramedic.com and then in 2007 co-founded EMS1.com. Currently, Kris is the chief marketing officer for Pulsara, an evidence-based, mobile health startup. He has worked as a firefighter captain, paramedic and ambulance service director, and continues his practice as a critical care flight paramedic.
EMS leader, author, paramedic and advocate
Chris Cebollero is a nationally recognized Emergency Medical Services leader, author, and advocate. Chris is a member of the John Maxwell Team and available for speaking, coaching and mentoring. Currently Chris is the Senior Partner for Cebollero & Associates, a medical consulting firm, assisting organizations in meeting the challenges of tomorrow.
Director at Emergency & Critical Care Trainings LLC, physician, flight medic
Dr. Gustavo Flores is a physician and paramedic from San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has been involved in EMS for more than 15 years as a provider and educator. Gustavo is very active in EMS education. He is the director for his consulting firm Emergency & Critical Care Trainings LLC. He is a BLS, ACLS, ACLS-EP and PALS instructor as well as training center faculty and regional faculty for the American Heart Association. He also sits on the AHA’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee’s Educational Science and Programs Subcommittee at the national level. He is also a PHTLS, TCCC, EPC and AMLS Instructor for the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). As part of NAEMT, he is an advocacy coordinator and member of the Advocacy Committee. On the clinical side, Gustavo is an air medical crew member of a fixed-wing, air medical transport company.
Paramedic, author, educator
Kelly Grayson, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, is a critical care paramedic in Louisiana. He has spent the past 18 years as a field paramedic, critical care transport paramedic, field supervisor and educator. He is a former president of the Louisiana EMS Instructor Society and board member of the La. Association of Nationally Registered EMTs. He is a frequent EMS conference speaker and contributor to various EMS training texts. He is the author of the popular blog A Day In the Life of an Ambulance Driver.
Co-founder, Limmer Creative, paramedic
Dan Limmer is a paramedic, educator and police officer who has been involved in public safety for more than 35 years. He has authored more than a dozen EMS textbooks including the Emergency Care textbook and is a frequent international conference speaker. He is the Chief Pass-ologist at Limmer Creative, a company he co-founded to publish high quality study and test prep programs.
Catherine R. Counts
Health Services Researcher
Catherine R. Counts is a health services researcher with Seattle Medic One in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She received both her PhD and MHA from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Counts has research interests in domestic healthcare policy, quality, patient safety, organizational theory and culture, and pre-hospital emergency medicine. She is a member of the National Association of EMS Physicians. In her free time, she trains her dog Bruno.