Advancing the EMS profession

Speaker Biographies


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Gerald Cantrell, RN, Paramedic

Gerald is the EMS Director at Baxter Regional Medical Center. He started his EMS career there in 1974 as an EMT. Gerald completed his paramedic training (1985) and his Registered Nurse degree (1992), both through Arkansas State University. In 2013, he attended the University of Arkansas, Little Rock and completed training for Community Paramedic. In 2016, Gerald received a Community Paramedic License through the Arkansas Department of Health Section of EMS. He has been married to wife Judy for 42 years and has two grown sons and six grandchildren.


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W. Scott Cluett III, NRP

Scott Cluett has enjoyed over 27 years of prehospital experience providing care in many East coast programs including the New York City Fire Department and Boston MedFlight. He is currently the Director of Clinical Services at EasCare Ambulance in Boston, MA where he also serves as the Director of Mobile Integrated Health. He previously held Paramedic Coordinator, Operations Manager and Project Management roles at EasCare. He was one of the primary architects of the Mobile Integrated Health Program which provides urgent care visit for high acuity patients with extensive co-morbid factors. Scott is also a member of the research team working on a Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute grant issued to the Mongon Health Policy Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital. The team is actively conducting a three-year study on EasCare use of Community Paramedics.


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Dan Felton, BS

Dan Felton is Director of State Government Affairs for Philips Healthcare. Dan is responsible for developing and executing strategies to maximize Philips’ relationships with state and local governments as policymakers, regulators and customers. He works closely with Philips business units to support their initiatives and raise the profile of Philips within the states. Prior to joining Philips, Dan spent nearly 15 years working in federal, state and local government relations for the bottled water and credit card industries. He is a leader in the state government arena serving as Chair of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) State Affairs Work Group, Chair of the Medical Imaging Technology Alliance (MITA) State Government Relations Committee, and Vice Chair of the Organization for International Investment (OFII) State Government Relations Committee. He also serves on the State Government Affairs Council (SGAC) Board and is a graduate of their nationally recognized Professional Certification and Advanced Professional Certification Programs. Dan is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, and has lived in the DC area for more than 25 years.


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Joseph Hughes, EMT-P, CP-C

Joseph Hughes has been in EMS with fire and private based services since 2003. Currently, Joseph is working with EasCare Ambulance in Boston, one of the largest EMS providers in the state. At EasCare Joseph serves as the company’s ALS Coordinator and Mobile Integrated Health Program Supervisor.

Joseph was one of the initial paramedics to complete Mobile Integrated Health training and become the first active MIH Paramedic in Massachusetts. He holds a Certified Community Paramedic (CP-C) designation with The International Board of Specialty Certification. He played a pivotal role in codifying EasCare’s Mobile Integrated Health program from proof-of-concept to an established program that has received national recognition and interest.


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David Marcozzi, MD, MHS-CL, FACEP

Dr. David Marcozzi is Associate Professor and Director of Population Health for the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Marcozzi also serves as a Co-Director of the Program in Health Disparities and Population Health in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and is the Assistant Chief Medical Officer for Acute Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Prior to these roles, Dr. Marcozzi served in the federal government as a senior leader and subject matter expert on health delivery, emergency care, and emergency preparedness.

During his federal tenure, Dr. Marcozzi held positions within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); the White House; Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). During his time at the White House, he led multiple Sub-Interagency Policy Committees and assisted with responding to several events of national significance. Prior to that, he directed the Emergency Care Coordination Center, an office within HHS established to improve prehospital and hospital-based emergency care. Earlier, Dr. Marcozzi completed a congressional fellowship at the U.S. Senate and served on the Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Subcommittee, assisting in draft of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act that became law in 2006.

Dr. Marcozzi was a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and is now assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command as a Deputy Surgeon. As a prior member of the National Disaster Medical System, Dr. Marcozzi responded to multiple disasters including the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. He is an established author and has received numerous military and civilian awards.


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Sarah McCrea, RN, Paramedic

Sarah J. McCrea is a Registered Nurse, Paramedic, and serves as an Assistant Fire Chief with the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue (LVFR). Sarah has been promoted to a variety of positions since joining LVFR in 1998, including firefighter, paramedic, fire engineer, EMS Quality Improvement Coordinator (EMS QIC), and Administrative Officer. Sarah is responsible for LVFR’s Special Operations and Employee Health and Wellness Programs as well as the Combined Communications Center, where she is the program manager for the Emergency Communications Nurse System, redirecting low-priority 911 calls to a registered nurse to provide health information and referral services for improved community health outcomes. 

Sarah founded and serves on the Board of Directors for Southern Nevada CHIPs (Community Health Improvement Program), a private, non-profit organization providing social services to clients identified by first responders. CHIPs serves as an advocate in connecting the community’s most vulnerable members with the services they need to experience improved health outcomes.


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Danny “K” Snyder, BS, NRP

Danny is a Community Paramedic Program Coordinator and has been in the Emergency Medical profession for the past 16 years in the State of Arkansas. He is currently a National Registered Paramedic and one of the first Licensed Arkansas Community Paramedics. Danny has been practicing as a Community Paramedic for the past six years and has been the Program Coordinator for the last four years. He played a key role in introducing the program to the stakeholders of the Arkansas Department of Health. He was also instrumental to developing the change in the Rules and Regulations to license the Community Paramedic and changing the scope of practice that impacted all the Paramedics in the state. Additionally, Danny was appointed as Chair of the Arkansas Community Paramedic Sub-Committee under the Governor’s Advisory Committee.


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Jon Stevenson II, Paramedic

Jon is Assistant Chief for Medical Services with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, an agency he’s been with for more than 23 years.  During that time, he has served in variety of positions, including firefighter, paramedic, captain, battalion chief and assistant fire chief.

 
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Brent A. Williams, EMT-P

Brent is Senior EMS Advisor, First Responder Network Authority. He has been a Paramedic since 1978 and spent 11 years as a police officer in Michigan. For 12 years, Brent served as EMS Communications Consultant to the State of Michigan EMS office. Prior to joining FirstNet, he had a private consulting practice helping local governments with voice radio communication issues and planning. Brent is also a former instructor in the EMS program at Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan.

 
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Matt Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT

Matt Zavadsky is the Chief Strategic Integration Officer for MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, TX.  He has helped guide the implementation and financial sustainability of numerous innovative programs with healthcare partners that have transformed MedStar fully as a Mobile Integrated Healthcare provider. This includes high utilizer, CHF readmission reduction, observational admission reduction, hospice revocation avoidance, 9-1-1 nurse triage programs and partnerships with home health agencies.

Matt is also the President-Elect for the NAEMT, the National Association of Emergency Technicians, and chairs their EMS 3.0 and EMS Data committees and is the co-author of the book “Mobile Integrated Healthcare – Approach to Implementation” published by Jones & Bartlett Publishing.  He has a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, with a Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Data Management.