Megan Bloomingdale works for King County Emergency Medical Services and the University of Washington. She is primarily involved with QI and data management for Dispatcher Assisted CPR and also helps to coördinate a few other research projects. Megan has worked in EMS for 16 years and is an EMT instructor for both North Seattle Community College and Lake Washington Technical College.
Dean Brooke served the City of Bellevue Fire Department for 28 years; the last 19 years of which were spent as a Paramedic. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of Washington Paramedic Training program. He is currently Assistant Director of UW/HMC Paramedic Training as well as a Senior EMT Instructor for King County.
Leonard Cobb, MD
Dr. Cobb was the founding Medical Director of Seattle’s Medic One Program and served in that role for nearly 25 years.He has had a sustained interest in pre-hospital emergency care since the late 1960’s. During this period he investigated service and patient factors affecting the outcome of resuscitation and has directed considerable effort to a better understanding of sudden cardiac death. Dr. Cobb is currently Associate Medical Director for Seattle Medic One.
Michael Copass, MD
Dr. Copass is a professor of medicine/neurology and the Director of Emergency Services at Harborview Medical Center. Much of Dr. Copass’s publications, research, and work at UW Medicine revolve around the provision of emergency care, particularly care provided outside of the hospital setting: the effectiveness of defibrillation devices, studies of paramedic care, methods of resuscitation. He is one of two faculty members responsible for the creation and direction of the Medic One Program.
Linda has a BA degree in Psychology from Western Washington University and 33 years of experience in Public Administration in the fields of Public Safety and Emergency Medical Services. Linda has been Section Manager of Community Programs at the EMS Division for the last 13 years and prior to that worked as a Program Manager for CPR Education, Emergency Medical Dispatch and Emergency Preparedness for 14 years. Linda was instrumental in leading a team of paramedics, dispatchers and physicians in developing the King County Criteria Based Dispatch Guidelines, used in King County since 1990.
Ann is the Program Manager for Medical Quality Improvement for King County EMS. Her background includes 15 years of program management and patient education.
Mickey Eisenberg, MD, PhD
Dr. Eisenberg is Medical Director of 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 over 30 years.
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; Associate Medical Director of King County Emergency Medical Services; and Associate Editor for the American Heart Association’s Textbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care and CPR.
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.
Norm Nedell started his Fire service and EMS career in 1979 as a volunteer firefighter in Mercer Island. Norm worked for the Port of Seattle Fire Department from 1982 to 1987 as a career Firefighter and was involved in some of the very early instruction of the EMT defibrillation program in King County. He then joined the Seattle Fire Department in 1987 and has been assigned as a Seattle Medic One Paramedic since 1993. Norm is a Senior EMT Instructor for the Seattle Fire Department and KCEMS and stays busy teaching EMT’s and Paramedic students.
Graham Nichol, MD, MPH
Graham Nichol is the Medic One Foundation Endowed Chair in Prehospital Emergency Care & Director of the University of Washington — Harborview Center for Prehospital Emergency Care. The aim of Dr. Nichol’s research is to develop, implement, and evaluate effective and inexpensive interventions for people with acute life-threatening illnesses including cardiac arrest and traumatic injury.
Michelle Olsufka, RN
Michele has worked for Harborview Medical Center in the division of cardiology for 25 years. For the past 16 years, she has served as the QA Coördinator for the Seattle Fire Department.
Steve Perry, RN, MICP
Steve is a Paramedic with King County Medic One and has an extensive background in Emergency Department Nursing. Additionally, he coordinates King County’s Defibrillation Program (a QA program focused on the EMT’s management of cardiac arrest / resuscitation). He conducts EMT/paramedic instruction and continuing education, and teaches PALS and ACLS for the AHA. He is currently the Interim MSO4 for Seattle/King County EMS. Steve is a busy dad and bicycle racer.
Randi Phelps, MPH
Randi Phelps is a Program Manager at King County EMS. She has an MPH from the University of Washington. She currently coordinates Washington CARES, part of the HeartRescue project, in an effort to measure and improve cardiac arrest.
Thomas D. Rea, MD, MPH
Dr. Rea is Medical Program Director for King County Medic One and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center. Dr Rea has a career interest in evaluating pre-hospital emergency care in an effort to establish evidence-based practice for best clinical care. He works with the regional dispatch, BLS, ALS, and hospital agencies on various projects including care and outcome of cardiac arrest.