Councils

Pediatric Emergency Care

Overview

The Pediatric Emergency Care Council (PECC) is a council of the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO). The council formulates recommendations on policies and positions specific to Emergency Medical Services for Children. PECC maintains a vision to improve health outcomes for children by promoting an emergency medical care system that addresses the unique needs of children. This is achieved through a mission to provide leadership, promote policies and research, and share resources to improve the emergency medical care system for children.

Vision

Improve the care of children by utilizing outcome based data, pediatric focused education, supporting innovative programs, as well as encourage EMS system analysis to ensure quality emergency care.

Mission

Lead the industry through development and promotion of policies, research, and collaborations to improve the emergency medical care for children.

Scope

The Pediatric Emergency Care Council will provide a forum for communication, interaction, and networking between peers. This forum will allow for the sharing of best practices; developing and encouraging mentoring programs; the joint resolution of obstacles and challenges; and the nationwide promotion of evidence-based decision making for EMS system development.

Meeting Schedule

The PECC Steering Committee meets the third Thursday of each month at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time.

The PECC has face-to-face meetings yearly at the NASEMSO Annual Meeting (generally in the spring, at varied locations). Regions can choose to meet in the fall, and the PECC regions have the change to meet as a group at that time. Full Council conference calls will be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

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PEC Council Liaisons

National Associations & Organizations

Internal Projects/Committees

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Chairperson

Morgan Scaggs
Kentucky EMS for Children Project Director
Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services
118 James Court, Suite 50
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 256-3583
morgan.scaggs@kctcs.edu

Chair Elect

Tracy Cleary
Kansas – Emergency Medical Services for Children Coordinator
Kansas Dept. of Health & Environment
300 W Douglas Suite 700
Wichita, Kansas 67202
(316) 337-6050
tracy.cleary@ks.gov

Secretary

Karen Moore
Kentucky EMS for Children Project Director
Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services
118 James Court, Suite 50
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 256-3583
moorekv@dhec.sc.gov

Immediate Past Chairperson

Carolina Roberts-Santana, MD
EMSC Program Director
RI Dept. of Health, Center for EMS
3 Capitol Hill, Room 105
Providence, RI 02908-5097
401-222-2597; F: 401-365-9837
c.robertssantana@health.ri.gov

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Regional Representatives and Alternates

Duties and Responsibilities

East

Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, US Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia.

Representative

David P. Edwards, MBA, EMT-P
EMS for Children Coordinator
Virginia Department of Health
Office of Emergency Medical Services
1041 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059
(804) 888-9144
david.edwards@vdh.virginia.gov

Alternate

Martha Gohlke
Coordinator, EMS for Children
NYS Health Dept. – EMS Bureau
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
(518) 402-0996; F: (518) 402-0985
martha.gohlke@health.ny.gov

Great Lakes

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Representative

Kjelsey Polzin
EMSC Program Manager
2545 Chicago Ave South
MS 17-104
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 813-6939
kjelsey.polzin@childrensmn.org

Alternate

Vacant

South

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

Representative

Billie Collier
EMSC Program Manager
MS Dept. of Health
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
(601) 576-7380; F: (601) 576-7373
billie.collier@msdh.ms.gov

Alternate

Vacant

Western Plains

Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

Representative

Brandon Kelly
Wyoming Dept. of Health, EMS
6101 Yellowstone Road, Suite 400
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-6021
brandon.kelley@wyo.gov

Alternate

Robin Suzor
EMSC Program Manager
MT Dept. of Public Health & Human Services
P.O. Box 202951
Helena, Montana 59620
406-444-1814
rsuzor@mt.gov

West

Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, and Washington.

Representative

Xenya Poole
EMS Field Coordinator
Idaho Bureau of EMS and Preparedness
2224 E Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712-8249
(208) 334-4634
xenya.poole@dhw.idaho.gov

Alternate

Rachel Ford
EMSC Program Coordinator
Oregon Health Authority
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 305
Portland, OR 97232
971-673-0564
rachel.l.ford@state.or.us

For More Information

Rachael Alter, BA, QAS
Program Manager
alter@nasemso.org