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The Faculty section of Bound Tree University features industry experts and columnists that are passionate about emergency medical services and the people that provide care.

Bound Tree University writers provide valuable, on-the-job insight based on years of experience in fire, rescue and EMS.
Arthur Hsieh

Art Hsieh, MA, NRP teaches in Northern California at the Public Safety Training Center, Santa Rosa Junior College in the Emergency Care Program. An EMS provider since 1982, Art has served as a line medic, ... [more]

Bob Sullivan

Bob Sullivan, MS, NRP, is a paramedic instructor at Delaware Technical Community College and works as a field provider in the Wilmington, Del. area. He has been in EMS since 1999, and has worked as a paramedic ... [more]

Bryan E. Bledsoe

Bryan E. Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, EMT-P is an emergency physician, paramedic and EMS educator. Dr. Bledsoe is the principal author of the Brady paramedic textbooks and others. He has more than 20 years publishing ... [more]

Catherine R. Counts

Catherine R. Counts is a health services researcher with Seattle Medic One in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She received both her PhD and MHA from ... [more]

Dan White

Dan White, EMT-P works for Intersurgical, Inc. as the National Account Manager for EMS. Immediately prior he ran Arasan, LLC. He served as Sales & Marketing Director for Truphatek, Inc. and before that ... [more]

Dean Meenach

Dean Meenach, RN, BSN, CEN, CCRN, CPEN, EMT-P has taught and worked in EMS for more than 20 years and currently serves as Director of EMS Education/Paramedic Instructor and co-teacher in the Paramedic ... [more]

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Greg Friese, Editor-in-Chief

Greg Friese, MS, NRP, is Editor-in-Chief of He is an educator, author, paramedic, and marathon runner. Ask questions or submit tip ideas to Greg by emailing him at ... [more]

James J Augustine

James J Augustine, M.D., is medical advisor for Washington Township Fire Department in the Dayton, Ohio, area. He is Director of Clinical Operations at EMP Management in Canton, Ohio, and a clinical associate ... [more]

Jeff Lindsey
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Dr. Jeffrey Lindsey is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Health Services at George Washington University. He retired from the fire service as the Fire Chief for Estero Fire Rescue. Additionally, he serves ... [more]

Jon Puryear

Jon R. Puryear has been active in EMS since 1983. He has been an active paramedic since 1992 including being an Educator and Field Training Officer for several employers. He was the Assistant to the Medical ... [more]

Jonathan Washko

Jonathan Washko as been involved in the EMS industry for over 27 years and has held progressive leadership position with small, medium and large EMS systems in government, private, for-profit and not-for-profit ... [more]

Keith Wesley

Dr. Keith Wesley is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and has been involved in EMS since 1989. He has served as the Wisconsin State EMS Medical Director and the Minnesota State EMS Medical ... [more]

Kenny Navarro

Kenny Navarro is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. He also serves as the AHA Training Center Coordinator for ... [more]

Kevin Grange

Kevin Grange works as a paramedic with Jackson Hole Fire/EMS and is the author of the new memoir about paramedic school, titled "Lights and Sirens: The Education of a Paramedic." [more]

Mic Gunderson and Todd Hatley

Mic Gunderson has been involved in emergency healthcare for over 40 years in various leadership, managerial and clinical roles. Currently, he is the President of the Center for Systems Improvement. Prior ... [more]

Mike Brisson, MPH, NREMT-P, FP-C

Mike is currently stationed at Fort Drum, NY with Charlie Company, 3-10 AVN, Mountain DUSTOFF as an Aeromedical Evacuation Officer/Pilot. He flies the UH-60A+ Blackhawk, an air ambulance helicopter that ... [more]

Mike McEvoy

Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN is the EMS coordinator for Saratoga County, New York and a paramedic supervisor with Clifton Park & Halfmoon Ambulance. He is a nurse clinician in cardiothoracic surgical ... [more]

Mike McEvoy

Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN is the EMS coordinator for Saratoga County, New York and a paramedic supervisor with Clifton Park & Halfmoon Ambulance. He is a nurse clinician in cardiothoracic surgical ... [more]

Nicholas Miller

Nick is a nationally recognized expert in paramedic education, military medic to paramedic transition programs and paramedic simulation training. He is a national conference speaker, published simulation ... [more]

Patrick Lickiss

An EMS practitioner for nearly 15 years, Patrick Lickiss is currently located in Grand Rapids, MI. He is interested in education and research and hopes to further the expansion of evidence-based practice ... [more]

Robert Avsec

Battalion Chief Robert Avsec (Ret.) served with the Chesterfield (Va.) Fire & EMS Department for 26 years beginning as a firefighter/EMT; he retired as an EMT-Cardiac Technician (ALS provider) certified ... [more]

Robert Donovan

Robert Donovan, M.D., FACEP, is an emergency physician working at a busy Level II Trauma Center in California’s Central Valley. He obtained his medical degree in Alabama before moving out west. In prior ... [more]

Robert K. Waddell

Robert (Bob) K. Waddell II has been involved in EMS for over 30 years, working as a volunteer EMT in rural Wyoming, a paramedic in the Front Range of Colorado, state training coordinator for Colorado, ... [more]

Rom Duckworth

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder and award-winning educator with more than twenty-five years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital health care systems, ... [more]

Sarah Calams, Associate Editor

Sarah Calams is the Associate Editor of EMS1. In addition to her regular editing duties, Sarah delves deep into the people and issues that make up the EMS industry to bring insights and lessons learned ... [more]

Shawna Renga

Shawna Renga, AS, NREMT-P, currently works as an instructor for the United States Coast Guard Medical Support Services School in Petaluma, Calif., providing EMT training for helicopter rescue swimmers ... [more]

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