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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

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

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


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

Executive Director

  • CAAHEP Standards & Guidelines
  • Change in sponsorship
  • Consortia agreements
  • New program development
  • Self-Study Report content

George joined the CoAEMSP as Executive Director in 2007 which under his leadership has become the largest Committee on Accreditation (CoA) in the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) system with nearly 800 Paramedic education programs. He is responsible for the administration of the CoAEMSP process which includes the development of accreditation standards, liaison with the board of directors and their appointing organizations, liaison with CAAHEP, as well as supporting the accredited Paramedic education programs in the United States. He was called upon to help manage the crisis of keeping the educational pipeline open and functioning throughout the COVID-19 crisis and ensure that EMS personnel were educated and graduated from nationally accredited programs at one of the most crucial public health emergencies in the history of our nation and the world.

George is an EMS veteran, serving in the profession since 1977, and a professional educator with career accomplishments that include service as a Beach Patrol Lifeguard, Paramedic and EMS Supervisor 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.

He holds an Educational Doctorate with a concentration in Curriculum-Instruction and Teaching from the University of Houston and is the proud recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Houston College of Education.

Michael Miller, EdD, RN, NRP

Assistant Director

  • Best practices for program directors
  • CAAHEP Standards & Guidelines
  • New program development
  • Self-Study Report content
  • Student complaints against educational program

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

  • Event Planning
  • Marketing + Communications
  • Quality assurance and improvement of the accreditation process
  • Recruit + train Site Visitors
  • Site Visit Findings Letters and responses
  • Site Visit scheduling
  • Training + Development

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

  • Accreditation process
  • Annual Report – completing, submitting
  • Letter of Review process
  • Personnel Changes
  • Satellites and Alternate Locations

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

  • Accreditation process
  • Database management
  • Fileshare account
  • Findings Letters and Progress Reports submissions
  • Forms Development/Revision
  • Miscellaneous document submissions

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

  • Accreditation process
  • Complaints
  • Consortium Agreements
  • Letter of Review process
  • Self-Study Report Submissions
  • Sharefile
  • Site Visit Notifications/Materials

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, National Parks, and new culinary endeavors.

Sarah Pavlik, BS

Accreditation Assistant

  • Self-Study Report Questionnaires
  • Self-Study Report Submissions
  • Sharefile access
  • Survey tools via SurveyMonkey (student, program personnel, graduate, employer)

Sarah joined the CoAEMSP in 2023 after teaching English for a year in South Korea. When she’s not at home reading, Sarah loves experimenting with new recipes, weightlifting, and trying new coffee shops. Although she currently lives in Texas, Sarah is always looking for new places to visit and explore. Sarah graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor’s in Science in Biology and a minor in Business Administration.

D. Randy Kuykendall, MLS, NRP (Retired)

Technical Consultant

  • State Office of EMS relations

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

Keith has over 40 years of progressive experience as a surgical technologist practitioner, educator, program director; college compliance coordinator, and director of education; and as 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 being the 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.

Michelle Esquivel, BBA

Billing Manager

  • Invoices
  • Accounting

Michelle is a Texas A&M University graduate with a BBA in Accounting. Previously, Michelle worked at ENRON, where she gained a few scrapes and bruises from that experience. After the bankruptcy, she decided to take a break from working and became a stay-at-home mom. While at home, Michelle was active, serving as the volunteer treasurer for local organizations, including the elementary school PTA, little league baseball, little football league, band booster club, and athletic booster club. Michelle has returned and is ready to take on the business world to achieve greatness. She has been married since 1996 to an Aggie Engineer. Together they have two boys. In her free time, she loves traveling throughout our beautiful country with her family, including visits to the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Devils Tower, Washington D.C., Graceland, Arc Encounter, Florida, and the beautiful Rocky Mountains with visits to Pikes Peak to ride the COG railway and see the amazing views. The family drives to each location giving the opportunity to stop at the many wonderful parks, restaurants, and sites along the way to zip-line, hike, canoe, and whitewater raft. In addition to traveling, Michelle loves to cook, bake, garden, and decorate her home in the current season. Also, she loves watching tennis, gymnastics, The Houston Astros, The Dallas Cowboys, and Texas A&M football & baseball.

Patricia L. Tritt, RN, MA

Technical Consultant

  • New program development
  • Self-Study Report content
  • CAAHEP Standards & Guidelines
  • Best practices for program directors
  • Resource Library

Pat is a long-time EMS educator and has been responsible for the administration of comprehensive EMS education programs for all levels of prehospital providers in numerous states. Her roles have included program director, program administrator/dean, and associate vice president. She has also provided administrative direction for a level I trauma center.

Pat has been a long-time advocate for programmatic accreditation, a CoAEMSP site visitor, a CoAEMSP Board member, and is currently a technical consultant to the CoAEMSP.

As an International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF) faculty member, she has trained crisis support teams in a variety of countries, including Canada, Australia, Portugal, Ireland, and Singapore. Her experience and interests include program development and management. In addition, she organized the Mayflower Crisis Support Team and serves as team coordinator. The team serves emergency responders, health care providers, mental health personnel, and other first responders.

Pat has received recognition for contributions to Colorado EMS, including the C. J. Shanaberger Award and the 9 Who Care Award as a leader of volunteer services in Colorado, the NAEMT President’s Leadership Award, ICISF Award for Collaborative Outreach in the Field of Crisis Response, Daniel L. Storer, MD, Award for contributions to the EMS professions, 2012 Swedish Medical Center Leadership Award, Colorado EMSAC Presidents Award, and National Association of EMS Educators Legends That Walk Among Us award.

Pat loves to travel and, through conducting site visits and crisis intervention teaching, has visited all fifty states. Travel has allowed her the opportunity to visit over fifty countries – and to learn that we are more alike than different.