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Who's Involved

technical expert panel

The ten members of the Technical Expert Panel (TEP) are tasked with listening to community input and gathering research and data in order to craft a vision for the future of EMS. They bring with them diverse competencies and backgrounds in public safety, healthcare, 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. Facilitating the work of this group is Mike Taigman, an emergency medical consultant, performance improvement facilitator, and former paramedic.

Meet the TEP:

Derek Bergsten, MPA, CFO, CEMSO, MIRIreE, 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)


association liaisons

National stakeholder organizations have played a critical role in shaping the past, present and future of EMS, including the original EMS Agenda for the Future. EMS Agenda 2050 will be no different, with opportunities for member associations and other EMS organizations to participate, provide feedback, comment on drafts, and communicate with their constituents.

EMS Agenda 2050 and the federal agencies funding the effort have asked national organizations to provide a liaison to the project team. These liaisons will regularly receive updates on the project and be asked to serve as a conduit of information between EMS Agenda 2050 leadership and their organization’s board and general membership.