Resuscitation Board and Faculty
Ann is the Executive Director of the Resuscitation Academy Foundation. Working with faculty and staff from our partner organizations, Ann helped create the RA in 2008. Ann also serves as the Secretariat for the Global Resuscitation Alliance, a coalition of leaders from around the world committed to saving 50,000 additional lives per year from cardiac arrest by 2020.
Mickey Eisenberg, MD, PhD
Dr. Eisenberg is Director of Medical QI at the King County Emergency Medicine Services and Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington. He has studied cardiac arrest and developed innovative programs to treat this condition for 40 years. His book, ʽResuscitate! How your Community can Improve Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest – second editionʼ was published by University of Washington Press in 2013.
Peter Kudenchuk, MD
Dr. Kudenchuk is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Washington, with a clinical practice in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology.He is Principal Investigator for the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, an NIH-supported multicenter network that is performing randomized clinical trials in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and life-threatening trauma; Medical Program Director for King County Medic One; past Associate Editor for the American Heart Association’s Textbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care and CPR; and current member of the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science Subcommittee for the American Heart Association.
Thomas D. Rea, MD, MPH
Dr. Rea is Medical Program Director for King County EMS and Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center. He has the good fortunate of spending the past decade working with the King County Medic One Paramedic group and looks forward to working more closely with the Fire Departments in King County to continue the high standard of EMS care.
Michael Sayre, MD
Dr. Sayre is the Associate Medical Director for the Seattle Fire Department and the Director of the EMS Fellowship at the University of Washington. He was the chair of the Emergency Cardiovascular Committee for the American Heart Association and helped write the 2010 AHA CPR guidelines. He served as the EMS medical director for the City of Cincinnati during the 1990’s.
Julie Buckingham-Lofink is the Emergency Medical Dispatch QI Program Manager for King County EMS. Julie has 15 years’ experience in the comm center working as a telecommunicator, trainer, supervisor, training coordinator and manager.
David Carlbom, MD
Dr. Carlbom is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pulmonary Critical Care and the Director of Paramedic Training. His is interested in teaching resuscitation, and he is a regional expert on sepsis and post-resuscitation care. He has publications in airway education, sepsis, and therapeutic hypothermia. He is recognized as a clinical & education leader, and spends time educating paramedics, students, residents, fellows, nurses and colleagues.
Cindy is the Program Manager for Training and Quality Improvement at Thurston County Medic One in Olympia, WA. Cindy has worked with US communities that are improving their treatment of cardiac arrest since the 1980’s. She is particularly interested in the contribution that quality CPR and rapid defibrillation make in successful resuscitation.
Mike Helbock is a former Paramedic and Senior Instructor for the Training and Education Division for Seattle/King County EMS. He is an author of many of the standard emergency medical practices and training procedures that are incorporated into the EMS community today, including the popular “SICK/NOT SICK” approach to patient care.
Captain Bryan Howard is a 23 year veteran of the King County Sheriff’s Office and serves as their agencies Emergency Medical Services Coordinator, allowing him to act as a liaison between EMS and Police. He oversees the departments First Aid, CPR, and AED programs, including about 80 EMTs. He is also an EMT-B and Senior EMS Instructor with the State of Washington and teaches at a local community college.
Lance Jobe, MD
Dr. Jobe is the EMS Medical Director for Chelan and Douglas counties (Washington State), overseeing more than 25 different agencies in a mostly rural area. He has a special interest in all aspects of emergency cardiac care.
Captain Jonathan Larsen
Jonathan Larsen is a long time Seattle Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic. He is currently a Captain assigned to Battalion 3 (Medic One) administration. His duties and passion include research and training.
Andrew McCoy, MD
Andrew McCoy is a physician, double board certified in Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Medicine. He works clinically in the Harborview Medical Center Emergency Department. He serves as the Medical Director for American Medical Response Puget Sound Operations, Assistant Medical Director for Seattle Fire Department and Assistant Program Director for the University of Washington EMS Fellowship.
Norm Nedell has spent 31 years in the fire service, 21 years as an EMS educator and trainer. He is a retired firefighter Paramedic/Dispatcher of the Seattle Fire Department and is an Assistant Education Coordinator for the University of Washington Paramedic Training program.
Jenny Shin, MPH
Jenny Shin is a Program Manager at King County EMS. She has an MPH from Case Western Reserve University. She is currently the Pacific Northwest Cardiac Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) coordinator, which is a part of the HeartRescue project that serves as an effort to measure and improve survival from cardiac arrest.