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.