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Staff Members

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Find a list of CoAEMSP Letter of Review or CAAHEP accredited programs HERE.

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312
Rowlett, TX 75088
p 214.703.8445  |  f 214.703.8992

CoAEMSP Staff

George W. Hatch Jr., EdD, LP, EMT-P

Executive Director

  • New program
  • Self-Study Report content
  • Consortia agreements
  • Student complaints against educational program
  • CAAHEP Standards & Guidelines
  • Change in sponsorship
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George joined CoAEMSP as Executive Director in 2007. He is responsible for the administration of the CoAEMSP process that includes the development of accreditation standards, liaison with the board of directors and their appointing organizations, liaison between the CoA and the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), as well as supporting the accredited EMS education programs in the United States.

George has over 40 years of experience as an EMS provider and professional educator. His career accomplishments include service as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic in Galveston, Texas; former president of the Texas Association of EMTs; liaison to the National Registry of EMTs; member of the American Heart Association’s Subcommittee on Pediatric Resuscitation; professor; past Chairman and Program Director of the Emergency Medical Services Department at Houston Community College where he worked for 24 years; and content level leader (Resuscitation) in the National Association of EMS Educators project that developed the new EMS education standards under contract with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Michael Miller, EdD, RN, NRP

Assistant Director

  • New program
  • Self-Study Report content
  • CAAHEP Standards & Guidelines
  • Best practices for program directors
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Mike joined CoAEMSP as Assistant Director in 2021.

Mike has more than 35 years of experience in EMS. He was an associate professor and director of Creighton University’s Emergency Medical Services Education Program for 19 years; he has practiced as a Paramedic and registered nurse, worked as a field Paramedic, Paramedic shift supervisor, quality improvement coordinator, EMS system program director, emergency department RN, and trauma program coordinator. Other professional activities have included Board Member and Site Visitor for the CoAEMSP, member of the Nebraska Board of EMS, Board Member for National Association of EMS Educators, and has served as a contributing author and a reviewer for several EMS publications. Numerous conference presentations and workshops have been facilitated by Mike, focusing on clinical, leadership, and educational topics. Educational accomplishments include Doctor of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership, Bachelor of Science in EMS, and a Master of Science Degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, all from Creighton University.

Doug York, NRP, PS

Technical Consultant

  • Self-Study Report content
  • Consortia agreements
  • Program Sponsorship
  • CAAHEP Standards & Guidelines
  • Best practices for program directors
  • Distance education
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Doug began his EMS career in 1973. He became the Director of the Emergency Medical Services Learning Resources Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He retired from the University in 2014.

Jennifer Anderson Warwick, MA

Accreditation Consultant

  • Site Visit scheduling
  • Site Visit Findings Letters and responses
  • Recruit + train Site Visitors
  • Quality assurance and improvement of the accreditation process
  • Marketing + Communications
  • Training + Development
  • Survey tools via SurveyMonkey (student, program personnel, graduate, employer)
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Jennifer was first introduced to accreditation in 1994. Since then she has served as a staff member for multiple Committees on Accreditation in CAAHEP, and since 2008 has been the Executive Director for the Accreditation Review Committee for the Anesthesiologist Assistant (ARC-AA). Jennifer is Co-Chair of the CAAHEP Standards Committee, a CAAHEP Board Liaison, and conducts site visitor training for several CoAs in CAAHEP. Previous CAAHEP experience includes serving on several committees (Distance Education Task Force, Annual Meeting, and Summer Workshop planning) and the CAAHEP Board of Directors, including a time as Vice President.

Jennifer has a B.A. in Speech/Communications from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn.; and an M.A. in Communication Studies & Corporate Training from the University of Denver, Denver, Colo. Jennifer’s local volunteer activities include serving on the School Board of Education, member of her Church Council, and other local volunteer opportunities. Jennifer lives in Southeastern Wisconsin with her family. She “lives to travel” and loves experiencing new places and activities with her family, with the goal of visiting every continent and all 50 states.

Lynn Caruthers, BS

Accreditation Services Assistant

  • Personnel Changes
  • Annual Report – completing, submitting
  • Letter of Review process
  • Accreditation process
  • Satellites and Alternate Locations
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Lynn has been providing administrative management services in academic (programmatic) accreditation since 1999. She has served the vast majority of the time as an accreditor with CAAHEP and five years with another national accrediting agency. Lynn graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Applied Science and Development. She spent six years as an Elementary Educator. Lynn has two daughters and one granddaughter. She enjoys family time, traveling, and cooking.

Lisa Collard, AS

Assistant to the Executive Director

  • Letter of Review
  • Accreditation process
  • Staff sub-committees
  • Review teams
  • Board meetings
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Lisa has 14 years of accreditation experience and has previously worked with the CoAEMSP from 2003-2009 when the Committee was located in Bedford, TX. During that time she was also the sole staff person for the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT). Lisa and her husband of 25 years have two children.

Karen Franks, AAS, PgC

Accreditation Services Specialist

  • Accreditation process
  • Self-Study Report submissions
  • Findings Letters and Progress Reports submissions
  • Miscellaneous document submissions
  • Fileshare account
  • SSR Student Questionnaires
  • Database management
  • Meeting planning
  • Special projects
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Karen joined CoAEMSP in August 2005. Prior to this, she spent 15 years in the health insurance industry, first as an underwriter and later as an internal claims auditor. She has two adult sons, a set of boy-girl twins, and two grandsons. Her interests include travel, history, cooking, and genealogy. Karen is an active member of numerous historic and genealogical societies. Once her twins graduated from high school, Karen returned to college and in September 2020 completed her Postgraduate Certificate (PgC). Future plans include returning to school to continue her education.

Keith Orloff, CST, FAST

Technical Consultant

  • Site Visit Findings Letters
  • Quality assurance and improvement
  • Annual Reports
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Keith has over 40 years of progressive experience as a surgical technologist practitioner, educator, program director; as college compliance coordinator, and director of education; and as the national director of surgical technology for a ten-campus system.

From 2007 through 2016, he served as Executive Director of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). His progressive volunteer leadership service in the surgical technology professional association includes Director, Vice-President, and President of the Southern California society; founding Board member and Director for the California State Assembly; and Secretary of the national Board of Directors.

Other accomplishments include progressive leadership service as Chair of the national credentialing body in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting after serving on its Exam Writing Committee; and service to the national accrediting Committee on Accreditation (ARC/STSA) as Director, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice-Chair and Chair. He previously served on the CAAHEP Bylaws Committee and currently serves on the CAAHEP Standards Committee.

Sybil Land

Billing Manager

  • Invoices
  • Accounting
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Sybil graduated from the University of Houston – Clear Lake in 2020 with her bachelor’s degree in Accounting. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her nephews and playing the violin in her church orchestra.

Office Closings

The CoAEMSP offices will be closed
in observance of these national holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (Thurs & Fri)
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve