Mark Cicero, MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics Director Pediatric Disaster Preparedness
Marcy Kane, PhD Vice President of Child Services Wellmore Behavioral Health Dr. Kane is the Vice President for Child Services at Wellmore located in Waterbury, CT. Wellmore is a regional behavioral health and substance abuse treatment provider for adults, children, and their families offering services in 49 towns in the Northwest area of the Connecticut. Wellmore’s mission is to promote life time wellness through essential and innovative treatment and support. Wellmore envisions a community where individuals are empowered to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Dr. Kane is a CT Licensed Psychologist who received her Ph.D. (Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology) from New School for Social Research in New York City in 2000. She has been providing mental health services, supervising staff of all levels in delivering both mental health and substance abuse interventions and levels of care, and administering services in the community for adults children and families for over 20 years.
Victoria Barnes, RN, BSN Program Coordinator Connecticut Emergency Medical Services for Children Victoria is the coordinator for Connecticut’s Emergency Medical Services for Children Program, a federally funded grant program that ensures that “every ill and injured child, no matter where they live, attend school, or travel in Connecticut, receive appropriate emergency medical care”. Vic is working with police, fire, EMS, and community ED’s across the state to ensure day to day pediatric readiness. She began her career as an EMT, volunteering with the Watertown Fire Department and working for American Medical Response and the United States Forest Service. Most recently she worked as nurse on the trauma and emergency surgery/critical care surgical step down unit at Yale New Haven Hospital. She remains an employee of YNHH, where the EMSC grant is housed. She completed her BSN degree at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.
Jessica Walrath, MD Yale School of Medicine Instructor & Wilderness Medicine Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine Pediatrics in the Wilderness
Deborah Kotrady, RN, BSN Deb has over 25 years’ experience in emergency and critical care nursing. She is currently a member of the Pediatric Critical Care Transport Team out of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital. She has extensive air and ground transport experience in CT and UT. She also serves on the Pediatric Rapid Response Team at YNHCH. She has developed and taught many educational programs and lectures in the fields of trauma, sepsis/SIRS, vascular and IO access, Quality Metrics in the field, as well as instructing Pediatric Advance Life Support, Emergency Nursing Pediatrics course, and various topics to paramedics and nurses. Deb received her diploma in nursing at Concord Hospital School of Nursing in Concord, NH and her BSN at Lincoln College of New England, where she was valedictorian of her class.
Sara Preziosi Sara Preziosi holds her MA degree and is a Certified Critical Care Paramedic. She has worked in EMS for eight years, and is currently operating as a paramedic with Danbury Hospital. Additionally, she instructs for multiple programs including: Danbury Hospital, Yale Center for EMS, and University of New Haven. She teaches topics ranging from AHA and NAEMT courses, to EMT and paramedic curriculum. Sara is also the Prehospital Liaison for Connecticut EMS for Children and is passionate about pediatric care.
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