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.
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 and Professor Emeritus of the Resuscitation Academy.
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. He is Professor Emeritus of the Resuscitation Academy.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Randi Riesenberg, MPH
Randi Riesenberg 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 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.
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 one of two Pacific Northwest CARES coordinators, which is a part of the HeartRescue project that serves as an effort to measure and improve survival from cardiac arrest.