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Questions specific to a program must be directed to that program.

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

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

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

CoAEMSP Staff

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

Executive Director

  • New program development
  • Self-Study Report content
  • Consortia agreements
  • Student complaints against educational program
  • CAAHEP Standards & Guidelines
  • Change in sponsorship
View Biography

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 development
  • 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 a Doctor of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership, a Bachelor of Science in EMS, and a Master of Science Degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, all from Creighton University.

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
  • Event Planning
  • 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 process
  • Accreditation process
  • Self-Study Report submissions
  • Findings Letters and Progress Reports submissions
  • Miscellaneous document submissions
  • Fileshare account
  • Forms Development/Revision
  • Database management
View Biography

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.

Kathryn Crawford, MS

Accreditation Assistant

  • Self-Study Report Questionnaires
  • Self-Study Report Submissions
  • Site Visit Notifications/Materials
  • Site Visit Findings Letters
  • Sharefile access
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With a background supporting her passion for patient care and strategic management, Kathryn joined the CoAEMSP in 2022. 
 
Kathryn has a BBA in Nonprofit Management from Texas A&M University and an MS in Medical Science from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Kathryn lives in San Diego, CA with her husband. She loves distance running, the National Parks, and new culinary endeavors.

D. Randy Kuykendall, MLS, NRP (Retired)

Technical Consultant

  • State Office of EMS relations
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Randy is well known in EMS nationally for his 4+ decades of service, first as the State EMS Training Coordinator for the state of New Mexico and then as the State EMS Director in Colorado. He has served as a Paramedic Program Director for 10 years at Pueblo Community College. Randy’s background in education allows him the ability to understand the job done each day in the classroom of more than the 700 programs we serve. Randy’s service for the State of Colorado as the Director of the Health Facilities and EMS Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment brings a rare perspective to where EMS fits into the broader healthcare system of both acute and long-term care nationally. Randy’s service as the Chair of the CoAEMSP Board of Directors from 2006 to 2010 as well as the President of the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) from 2010 to 2012 gives him a unique insight into the situations encountered by State EMS Officials in today’s challenging health care environment.

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, BS

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.