National EMS News
Members will engage the national EMS community in creating a vision for the future
What could be the role of EMS in our nation's healthcare, public health, and public safety systems in three decades? What do we have to do now to make that happen? EMS Agenda 2050, a two-year project with a mission to write a new Agenda for the Future, has selected 10 members to serve as the Technical Expert Panel (TEP), which will work with the EMS community to answer these and other questions.
The panel will take ideas and suggestions from the EMS, public safety, and healthcare communities, as well as the general public, to create a path for a comprehensive system of emergency care integrated with the broader healthcare continuum.
The 10 TEP members bring to the project diverse backgrounds and perspectives, including experience at local, state and national levels, a history of innovative thinking and a passion for making a difference in the lives of patients and providers.
The members of the EMS Agenda 2050 TEP are:
Derek Bergsten, MPA, CFO, CEMSO, MIFIreE, Fire Chief, Rockford Fire Department (Rockford, IL)
Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP, FAEMS, Medical Director, Los Angeles County EMS Agency (Los Angeles, CA)
Andy Gienapp, MS, NRP, Manager, Wyoming Office of EMS, Wyoming Department of Health (Cheyenne, WY)
Alexander Isakov, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine (Atlanta, GA)
William Leggio, EdD, NRP, Paramedic Program Coordinator and Clinical Faculty, Creighton University (Omaha, NE)
Grace Mandel, MPH, EMT, Project Manager, Baltimore City Department of Health (Baltimore, MD)
Kevin G. Munjal, MD, MPH, MSCR, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, NY)
Kyra Neeley, M.Ed., EMT-P, Lieutenant, Fire Commissioner Liaison, Fire Department of New York EMS (New York, NY)
Ernesto Rodriguez, MA, EMT-P, Chief, Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (Austin, TX)
YiDing Yu, MD, Founder and CEO, Twiage; Instructor, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA)
For more information about EMS Agenda 2050, please visit emsagenda2050.org.