Resuscitation Academy Board
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 Emergency Medicine at the University of Washington. He has studied cardiac arrest and developed innovative programs to treat this condition for 40 years. He is the author of, “Resuscitate! How your Community Can Improve Survival from Sudden Cardiac Arrest” (University of Washington Press), as well as numerous books and articles on cardiac arrest.
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 SIREN Consortium at the University of Washington (Strategies to Innovate Emergency Care Clinical Trials Network), an NIH/NINDS-supported multi-center network that is performing randomized clinical trials addressing cardiovascular, neurologic, respiratory and trauma emergencies; Medical Program Director for King County Medic One; past Associate Editor for the American Heart Associationʼs Textbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care and CPR; and current member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) Task Force on Basic Life Support.
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. Dr. Rea has published widely on cardiac arrest and resuscitation and is very involved in ongoing research and evaluations programs. He is director of the HeartRescue program which aims to improve survival in participating states and communities.
Michael Sayre, MD
Dr. Sayre is the Medical Director for the Seattle Fire Department and the Program Director for 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 has enjoyed the privilege of working with emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses and physicians from across the United States. He looks forward to continuing to help other EMS systems raise survival from cardiac arrest.
Mr. Simpson has over 38 years of experience in medical sales and marketing. He retired from Physio-Control after 20 years of service including senior management positions as Vice President of World Wide Marketing, International, and North American Sales. Mr. Simpson is the co-chair of the University of Washington Department of global health leadership council and the co-chair of the school of nursing advisory board. He is president of Medic One Foundation.
Jen Blackwood, MPH
Jen Blackwood is a Program Manager for grant-funded projects at King County EMS. She has over 15 years of experience in biomedical research with 8 years of experience in prehospital cardiac arrest research. She specializes in the collection, interpretation, and analysis of defibrillator data in efforts to increase survival from cardiac arrest.
Julie is the Resuscitation Academy Program Manager at RQI Partners. She spent 20 years in the Public Safety Communications field, working as a telecommunicator, trainer, supervisor, training coordinator, EMD instructor, and QI program manager. She has also served as a member of the American Heart Association ECC T-CPR Task Force, and is an active member of APCO International.
Gene Goodner has been teaching with the RA since 2014, he currently is an HP-CPR Instructor/trainer. He has been with the Seattle fire department since 2007 and he currently is a firefighter/paramedic. He is also a state certified senior EMS instructor allowing him to currently help manage Seattle fire’s EMT training program, as well as be an instructor for the University of Washington’s paramedic training program.
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.
Tegan is the Consultation Services Program Manager for the Resuscitation Academy. She has seven years of project and program management experience, and is well-versed in quality improvement and change management. She has worked in both hospital and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) settings. Tegan has a Masters of Health Administration degree from the University of Cincinnati.
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.
Major Bryan Howard is a 28-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. Dr. Jobe practices emergency medicine full time in his community.
Captain Jonathan Larsen
Jonathan Larsen is a long time Seattle Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic. He recently retired after decade’s service as Captain assigned to Battalion 3 (Medic One) administration. He remains very active on the Resuscitation Academy Faculty. His passions include research and training in resuscitation.
Dr. Andrew Latimer is the Senior Emergency Medical Services Fellow in the the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is involved with quality improvement, education, and clinical and operations research in Emergency Medical Services including involvement with Seattle Fire Medic One, King County EMS, and Airlift Northwest. His research interests are in the pre-hospital care of critically ill and injured patients, pre-hospital airway management, and air medical retrieval medicine.
Michael Levy is the Medical Director for the Anchorage Fire Department, EMS Medical Director for the Kenai Peninsula Borough and other Alaska EMS agencies as well as the EMS Medical Director for the State of Alaska. He is president of the Loren Marshall Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to foster programs to improve outcome from SCA in Alaska, a faculty member at University of Alaska Health Sciences and is a practicing emergency physician. He is thankful he has had the good fortune to have participated in the Heart Rescue Project as the Alaska representative allowing information and training on resuscitation to flow to his home state, furthering a career goal of improving outcomes from cardiac arrest.
Becky Mathews is a firefighter/paramedic with the Seattle Fire Department and an educator with the University of Washington Paramedic Training Program.
Andrew McCoy, MD
Dr. McCoy is 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 Shoreline Medic One and 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 spent 32 years in the fire service. He is a retired Firefighter Paramedic/Dispatcher of the Seattle Fire Department as well as an EMS educator and trainer. He now enjoys teaching locally and internationally for the Resuscitation Academy to help others increase survival from out of hospital cardiac arrest.
Mark Peterson is Firefighter/Paramedic with 15 years’ experience. Shoreline Fire Department, King County.
Dr. Kevin Seaman is the Medical Director for the Resuscitation Academy (RA) efforts in Maryland and in the region. Begun in 2012, approximately 1,300 applicants to date, have learned implementation techniques to improve survival in their communities. This has been accomplished through 23 RAs engaging Maryland, East coast partners and providing out- reach to four additional states.
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.
Tyler Verhaar is a Seattle Police officer. He serves as EMS Coordinator responsible for medical training and logistics for the SPD EMT Unit. Tyler is a Tactical EMT for the United States Marshal Service and a Task Force Officer on the Pacific Northwest Violent offender task force. He specializes in bringing reality-based training to police departments and fire departments alike across the country through Rescue Task Force, Law Enforcement Casualty Care and Operational Medicine courses. Tyler has work closely with the Resuscitation Academy to bring HPCPR to members of the Seattle Police Department and Law Enforcement.
David Weed is a former King County paramedic and current Public Education/Community Services Officer for Woodinville (WA) Fire and Rescue. His passion is teaching CPR at all levels; from young to old, public to professional.
Todd Wollum is a firefighter/paramedic with the Shoreline Fire Department, currently serves as the A-shift Medical Services Officer. He has been active as an EMS educator for 20 years.