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Alaska EMSC Advisory Committee

The EMSC Advisory Committee became a “Subcommittee” under the Alaska Council of Emergency Medical Services (ACEMS), during its 2008 fall meeting by passing a motion in Anchorage. The committee meets at least four times a year.

The committee membership currently includes:

  • BJ Coopes, MD, FAAP, FCCM, FWMS
    Pediatric Intensivist/Medical Director, Pediatric Critical Care, The Children’s Hospital at Providence Alaska Medical Center
  • Reneé Escamilla, BS
    State of Alaska EMSC Program Coordinator
  • Sue Hecks
    Executive Director, Southern Region EMS Council, Inc.
  • Matthew Hirschfeld, MD PhD FAAP
    Director, Maternal Child Health, Alaska Native Medical Center
  • Mark Johnson, MPA
    Chair/Family Advisory Network (FAN) Representative
  • Danita Koehler, MD
    Emergency Physician, ACEMS Representative
  • Vacant
    Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association Representative
  • Patty Williams, RN
    Emergency Room Nurse, Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Representative
  • Ken Zafren, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, FAWM
    Emergency Physician, State of Alaska Emergency Programs Medical Director
  • Vacant
    State of Alaska Trauma Coordinator 

Regional-Area Advisory Committee Members

  • Samantha Cunningham, MICP
    Kenai Representative
    Kenai Peninsula EMS Coordinator
  • Anjela Johnston, RN, MICP
    Southeast Representative
    Southeast Region EMS Training Coordinator
  • Dave Milligan, EMT 3
    Dillingham Representative
    Bristol Bay Area Health Corp EMS Manager
  • Brad Paulson, EMT 3-A
    Interior Representative
    Fairbanks North Star Emergency Services Administrator


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