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Meet our new EMS Administrative Specialist
May Saechao

Getting to know the new faces of EMS

Meet our new EMS Administrative Specialist
May Saechao
What is your hometown? 
Portland, OR
What is your new job title?
EMS Administrative Specialist
What do you do in that position?
I am direct support for the EMS Deputy Director. I will also provide support in the rules revision process, creating contracts with colleges and stakeholders. In addition I will work on many projects including creating process and procedures for the EMS and Trauma program.
What are you looking forward to about your new position?
I look forward to learning about a new and different program. I am also excited about the new staff members I will be working with and the challenges this position will bring. Before I began work and education in the justice field, medical was my initial interest.
What did you do before coming to EMS?
Before EMS, I worked for Department of Corrections in their Transitional Services Unit, with a heavy focus on utilizing evidence based programs, classes, and education to help its missions and goals of successful re-entry and recidivism. We also served as the compliance, review, and case management unit for the incarcerated population and worked with each individual in developing case specific plans during their sentence.  I was the liaison for the unit and main contact staff member regarding program and volunteer coordination. I worked heavily with outside and internal community partners, agencies, and volunteers.  I performed various administrative duties related to implementation of programs and projects, and established and created rules for many different services of the department.
What is your education?
I have my Bachelors of Science from PSU with a major in Administration of Justice and a minor in Psychology.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?  
Outside of work, the majority of my time is devoted to my immediate family. I have three children who keep me very busy with sports and extracurricular activities. When I can squeeze in some personal time I enjoy traveling, trying new things, running and exercising, volunteering in different projects with the community and other agencies, and spending time with friends and family.
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