The 2021 Symposium is coming up!
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Dom PomponioRegional Vice President/Flight Nurse - Life Flight Network
Ella Mae KeattsLife Flight Network
Will KrostMD, Emergency Physician and Critical Care Paramedic - Mercy Health, Toledo, Ohio
Tracy ClearyOutreach Education Manager/Paramedic - Global Medical Response Solution
Travis NewbyMD, Directory of Emergency Ultrasound - Kootenai Health
Dan LivengoodEMT-P, FP-C, CCP-C - Life Flight Network
Chris WayFire Chief, Kootenai County Fire & Rescue
Brenda TillmanPhD, Owner - Readiness Group, LLC
Janet TaylorBSN, CEN, CFRN, NREMT-B - Golden Valley Memorial Hospital / LifeFlight Eagle Air Medical Transport
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Ella Mae Keatts
Will Krost is an Emergency Physician and Critical Care Paramedic for Mercy Health in Toledo, Ohio. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University (Washington, DC). Will was the Director of Emergency Services and Health system Access for Blanchard Valley Health system (Findlay, Ohio) and a former Flight Paramedic with SVMMC Life Flight (Toledo, Ohio). He has over eighteen years of experience in emergency medical services including prehospital education, flight medicine; critical care medicine, cardio-pulmonary perfusion, clinical research, and pre-hospital administration.
Will began his EMS career in 1992 at Put-In-Bay EMS in Erie County, Ohio. He received his paramedic training at Providence Hospital in Sandusky, Ohio, his Adult Critical Care training at the Medical College of Ohio and his Pediatric/Neonatal Critical Care training at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Most recently, he was the Program Manager for the Division of Emergency Medical Services and the Emergency Medicine Special Operations Institute at the University of Cincinnati. Will also served as the Clinical Coordinator of Prehospital Research and is an Instructor of Emergency Medicine while at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Will holds Bachelor of Science in Applied Sciences degree in Allied Health Management from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio and an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Will also completed Lean Six Sigma Black belt training at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.
Will is the author of several articles for “Emergency Medical Services Magazine” on topics such as medical protocol development, pediatric pulmonary emergencies, pediatric cardiac physiology and congenital heart defects. Along with Joseph Mistovich and Daniel Limmer, Will was a co-author of the monthly CE article in EMS magazine entitled “Beyond the Basics”. He is a subject matter expert and author for “Fire & Emergency Television Network” (Pulse Multimedia Video series), 24-7 EMS Publishing, and Brady, Prentice-Hall publishing on various clinical subjects. Will has also lectured extensively at the local, national, and international level on numerous topics. He is an advisory board member of “Emergency Medical Services Magazine” and former board member for the Ohio Chapter of ACEP EMS Division. Most notably, Will was selected as one of eleven group leaders selected nationally to direct the development of EMS Education Standards to replace the U.S.D.O.T. Emergency Medical Services National Standard Curriculum.
Dr. Newby is the Director of Emergency Ultrasound at Kootenai Health. He completed his medical school at Midwestern University and his Emergency Medicine Residency at Christus Health Texas A&M in Corpus Christi, Texas.
He returned to his hometown of Coeur d’ Alene after residency and has been working at Kootenai Health since 2015. During his downtime he enjoys running, biking and fishing.
Dan Livengood has been a Firefighter/Paramedic for Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue for 25 years, a Flight Paramedic with Life Flight Network for 15 years and an EMT Basic instructor for 3 years.
Chief Way has been involved in EMS since January 1992. For over twenty-seven years he has served, initially, as an EMT and EMT-I and then in 1994 became a paramedic. As an EMT he served on a rural Ambulance service while becoming a paramedic. After becoming a paramedic he was hired in a large metropolitan EMS System and served in several roles including; paramedic, field training officer, clinical instructor, tactical paramedic, and Operations Supervisor/Shift Commander.
In late 2001 Chief Way was hired as the EMS Chief of a county EMS agency in Southeast Kansas. During his tenure there he served as the agency head, on several local response/clinical committees, Commander for the regional Incident Management Team, Chairman of the Regional Homeland Security Council, Deputy Commander for the State EMS response team, Member of the State Incident Management Team, Regional and State Trauma Councils, and the CDC/ACS National Committee on Field Triage. In addition to these assignments Chief Way has served in several Incident Command Roles at several natural disasters in Kansas and on mutual aid/EMAC assignments.
Chief Way, his wife and two daughters live in Hayden, Idaho. In his free time he enjoys traveling and many of the recreational activities/opportunities available in North Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. Feel free to contact him at email@example.com.
Dr. Brenda Tillman is an EMDR/Solution Focused therapist and primary at Readiness Group, LLC, where they build RG Communities of Resiliency.
She offers more than 25 years of crisis intervention experience and has a private practice in Fort Worth serving first responders and military members. Brenda taught college at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is currently developing a first responder pilot resiliency program for nine cities around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
Brenda is an instructor for CISM and the FAA accident investigation school and is a private pilot. She holds an LPC-S license in Texas, a second masters in Business Management, and a Ph.D from TCU in Counseling.
Janet has been a flight nurse for 14 years and works full time for LifeFlight Eagle Air Medical Transport out of Kansas City.
In addition to EMS, she has worked in ICU, ER and OB to be familiar with the different types of calls that she and her partner may encounter in EMS.
Janet has her bachelor’s Degree in science and Nursing and enjoys teaching part time at various EMS Conferences throughout the year in addition to writing articles for various industry magazines and continuing education modules for Medic-CE.
Her website is https://www.emsteacher.com where you can see where she will be headed next as well as the most current list of topics offered. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our TeamOur Mission: “To Deliver the Highest Quality, Patient and Provider, Focused Medical Education”
Fire Chief, Kootenai County Fire & Rescue
Chris is the Fire Chief of Kootenai County Fire & Rescue in Idaho. He has been in EMS for 26 years and is a licensed paramedic. Chris got his paramedic education from Coffeyville (KS) Community College…
Bill is a frequent educator at regional, national and international conferences. Bill’s user-friendly approach to emergency management topics provides a relaxed and interactive atmosphere for all participants…
Chief Cleburne Fire Department
Scott began his EMS career in 1992. Shortly after his arrival into pre-hospital medicine, he became a Firefighter with the City of Cleburne, Texas. Scott became the EMS educator for his Department…
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