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The Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program aims to improve outcomes in the critically ill and injured child by enhancing pediatric emergency care capabilities and promoting pediatric illness/injury prevention initiatives within our state. Guiding and providing oversight to this endeavor is the Illinois EMSC Advisory Board, composed of representatives from professional health care organizations, child advocate organizations, community service agencies and others vested in the care of children. 

Click here to view EMSC Advisory Board Bylaws.

  • American College of Surgeons

  • Paula Atteberry, RN, BSN, Special Programs Coordinator, Illinois Department of Public Health

  • Kevin Bernard, EMT-P, BAS, CHECIII, EMS System Coordinator

  • Amy Hill, MS, Illinois SAFE KIDS

  • Young Chung, MD, American Red Cross of Greater Chicago

  • Mark E. Cichon, DO, Co-Principal Investigator, EMSC Program, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center

  • Kathy Disher, RN, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

  • Darcy Egging, RN, MS, Illinois Council, Emergency Nurses Association

  • Susan Fuchs, MD, National Association of EMS Physicians

  • Jeanne Grady, RN, Division of Specialized Care for Children

  • Joseph Hageman, MD, Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Mike Hansen, EMT-P, BA, Illinois Fire Chief's Association

  • Roy Harley, Prevent Child Abuse - Illinois

  • Illinois State Police

  • Victoria Jackson, MS, RN, NCSN, Illinois Department of Human Services

  • Maura McKay, DO, Illinois Academy of Family Physicians

  • Steve Lelyveld, MD, Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Bridget McCarte, Illinois Hospital Association

  • Michael Pieroni, Illinois State Ambulance Association

  • Bonnie Salvetti, RN, BSN, Illinois Nurses Association

  • Greg Scott, RN, MS, EMT-P, Illinois EMT Association

  • Glendean Sisk, RN, BSN, MPH, Illinois Department of Human Services

  • Herb Sutherland, DO, Illinois College of Emergency Physicians

  • Kathy Swafford, MD, Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

  • Scott Tiepelman, EMT-P, Operations Manager, Abbott EMS/AMR, Region 4 EMSC Coalition

  • Michael Wahl, MD, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council

  • Terry Wheat, RN, BSN, MPH, Shriners Hospital for Children

  • Thomas Willis, EMT-P, Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois

  • Carolynn Zonia, DO, Illinois State Medical Society

  • Kevin Katzbeck, Family Representative

Illinois EMSC Work Team

  • Paula Atteberry, RN, BSN, Special Programs Coordinator, Illinois Department of Public Health

  • Mark E. Cichon, DO, Co-Principal Investigator

  • Regina Harders, BA, Data Programmer/Analyst

  • Ruth Kafensztok, DrPH, Research Assistant Professor

  • Daniel Leonard, MS, MCP, Data Manager

  • Evelyn Lyons, RN, MPH, Co-Principal Investigator

  • Laura Prestidge, RN, BSN, MPH, Pediatric Preparedness Coordinator

  • Ramona Rendon, Administrative Secretary

  • Christina Swain, RN, CEN, TNS, Pediatric Educator



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