Getting to know the new faces of EMS
Meet our new Committee Support Specialist
What is your hometown?
I am from Willow Creek, CA. It’s a very small town in the mountains that is about 1.5 hours from the Oregon border.
What is your new job title?
Committee Support Specialist
What do you do in that position?
I will be overseeing, leading and providing support to all of the State EMS, Trauma System and specialty committees. These committees are all over the State of Oregon, meet four times a year, and are very active in the new bylaws and regulations that the EMS system protocols and standards are held to. I will also be working with the Deputy Director of EMS and Trauma system in order to provide State representation to the advisory boards and committees. Part of my job is to be the liaison between the health security, preparedness and response program (HSPR) and EMS for the development and communication for preparedness in case of a mass casualty incident.
What are you looking forward to about your new position?
I look forward to using my skills, knowledge and passion in order to help advance an evolving EMS and Trauma system that I enjoy being a part of.
What did you do before coming to EMS?
I worked at a private ambulance company for the past 5 years. I started working in the field in 2008 as an EMT, and then worked in the Business Development office as the Special Events Medical Coordinator and Marketing team while also working on internal and external events.
What is your education?
I graduated from College of the Redwoods in 2007 with my AA in University Studies and my NAEMT. I went to Portland Community College and took classes in Pre Hospital care as well as taking courses in Emergency Management. I have just graduated from University of Phoenix with my Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a focus on Emergency Management and Health Care.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
I have two fur-babies (Beagles) with my husband. We enjoy having people over to our home and being a part of a community. I am also a Volunteer Fire Fighter/ EMT with the local Volunteer Fire Department in our town. I volunteer to the Portland Marathon, and also travel to different racing events to help with EMS and First Aid coordination and stations. I enjoy traveling, baking, gardening, and enjoying the outdoors with my friends and family.
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