Kevin Munjal, MD, MPH – Founder
Dr. Munjal is an Emergency Medicine Physician who completed a fellowship in EMS and Disaster Preparedness with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has also completed a Masters in Public Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. He is currently the Associate Medical Director of Prehospital Care at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He is the founder of the New York Mobile Integrated Healthcare Association, an organization dedicated to exploring the possibility of an expanded role for EMS and overcoming the barriers preventing EMS from being better integrated with the healthcare system. He is an accomplished and prolific academic researcher who recently received a National Institute of Health (NIH) Career Development Grant for his work in community paramedicine. His most notable achievement was his recent publication of a paper advocating for realignment of EMS Payment Policy published in the prestigious Journal of the American
Michael Boyle – Chair, Public Relations Committee
Michael Boyle is a marketing and communications professional with nearly thirty years experience as a writer, editor, producer and group executive. He helped many organizations achieve a level of consistency with their public relations, stakeholder communications and branding. Currently, he is a management consultant specializing in change management, content creation, process improvement, creative technologies and digital publishing solutions for advertisers and marketers. Michael holds a B.A. degree in English Composition and Speech from Youngstown State University. He has been an Adjunct Instructor in the Advertising Department at the City University College of Technology in Brooklyn. His interest in Community Paramedicine is related to his work with other healthcare entities and several start-ups.
Timothy Egan – Chair, Legislative/Regulatory Committee
Timothy Egan began his EMS career as a volunteer in Orange County, NY in 1983. He began working at Horton Memorial Hospital in Middletown as an EMT in 1986, and certified as a paramedic in 1988. He has worked for numerous EMS services throughout the Hudson Valley Region over the years. Currently, and for the past 23 years Tim works for Rockland Paramedic Services/Rockland Mobile Care as an Operations Chief and the IT Director. He worked his way up the ranks starting as a field paramedic in 1990. Tim served as a strike team leader in the Gulf Coast for Hurricanes Katrina (2005) and Gustav (2008) in Louisiana, and Hurricane Rita (2005) in Texas. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the United New York Ambulance Network. Currently Tim is the Chair-Elect, and will take over as Chairman of UNYAN in January.
Johnathan Washko, BS-EMSA, NREMT-P, AEMD – Chair, Financial Reform Committee.
Jonathan Washko as been involved in the EMS industry for over 27 years and has held progressive leadership position with small, medium and large EMS systems in government, private, for-profit and not-for-profit entities. Mr. Washko is considered the leading industry expert on EMS system design, High Performance EMS concepts, industry best practices, EMS Deployment, lean business processes, System Status Management and is often called upon by EMS systems in crisis as well as those considered at the top of their game, in order to help transform these organizations to become the best they can be.
Donell Harvin, MPH, MPA – Chair, Workforce & Education Committee
Donell Harvin is the Deputy Director for the NYC Medical Examiner’s Special Operations Division, an interdisciplinary team tasked with responding to incidents involving numerous fatalities and/or in complex fatality management scenarios in the tri-state region. He functions as the agency lead on disaster and emergency management-related planning and response and continuity of operations planning (COOP). He has a broad EMS and hazardous materials (HazMat) response background, having served as a NYC paramedic for over 18 years, as well as serving on HazMat response teams throughout NYC.
Rami Rafeh – Chair, Health Information Technology Committee
Rami A. Rafeh is the founder of spott3r, a startup focused on paying its members who are actively exercising. Rami has worked as a colleague within the Worldwide Business Development & Innovation team at Pfizer based out of NYC. Rami’s has also worked at Medco, PCF (a New York Times affiliate company) and Hackensack University Medical Center. He is an expert and adjunct faculty at Columbia University in Health Information Technology and Health Information Management / Exchanges. Rami was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Services Award for his work at HUMC, and is a Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth alumnus.
Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, RN, CCRN is the EMS Coordinator for Saratoga County, New York and a paramedic supervisor for Clifton Park & Halfmoon Ambulance. He is a nurse clinician in the cardiothoracic surgical ICU at Albany Medical Center where he also teaches critical care medicine and chairs the hospital resuscitation committee. Mike is the chief medical officer for West Crescent Fire Department, a member of the EMS Section Board of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the EMS editor for Fire Engineering magazine. A former chair of the New York State EMS Council, Mike has published extensively on EMS, fire and critical care topics and is a popular speaker at conferences worldwide. In his free time, he is an avid hiker and winter mountain climber.
Jeremy T Cushman, MD, MS, EMT-P, FACEP
Dr. Cushman is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services and is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Chief of the Division of Prehospital Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, at the University of Rochester. He has completed an Emergency Medical Services Fellowship and a Master of Science in Emergency Health Services and Disaster Management from the University of Maryland. He remains a certified Paramedic and is Medical Director for the Monroe-Livingston Region, Monroe County, and dozens of fire and EMS agencies. In addition to administrative medical direction, he provides medical support and scene response for all law enforcement, fire department, and special operations teams in the City of Rochester and Monroe County.
Michael Daily, MD, FACEP
Michael W. Dailey, MD, FACEP, is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Albany Medical College, in Albany New York. He completed residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh in 2001, and received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in1998. He has been involved in EMS for over 30 years, with provider experience in volunteer suburban EMS, rural volunteer fire service, urban municipal EMS, and helicopter EMS.
Currently, Michael serves New York State as a member of the State Medical and Trauma Advisory Committees and the Medical Standards Committee. He is the EMS Medical Director for the Hudson Mohawk Region–REMO, the six counties surrounding the State Capital. He is the Medical Director for the Town of Colonie EMS, the fire departments for the Cities of Albany and Schenectady, fire departments in Delmar, Green Island and the Watervliet Arsenal.
Dr. Dailey is a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Medical Society of the State of NY, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, the National Association of EMS Physicians, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Fire Protection EMS Committee and the National Association of EMTs.