Anthony A. Lukin, Ph.D.

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Anthony A. Lukin, Ph.D.

Anthony A. Lukin, Ph.D.

Dr. Anthony A. Lukin is a recognized international authority on terrorism, intelligence collection and analysis, and related areas of study. In addition to his private consulting with governmental agencies around the world, he works for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Division of Homeland Security. He had also taught at Portland State University and the University of Southern California.

Michael M. McCormick

Michael M. McCormick, Ph.D

Dr. Mike McCormick is a Science Officer for US Customs and Border Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate (LSSD) in Washington D.C. Dr. McCormick graduated summa cum laude with his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Michigan Tech University. He received his PhD from the University of Virginia, where he synthesized new anti-cancer drugs and synthesized chemicals that make fireflies emit red light. After a brief post-doctorate at the University of Utah, Dr. McCormick spent four years teaching organic chemistry and general chemistry at Boise State University, while continuing to research anti-cancer drugs and perform research in the area of chemical education. Discouraged by the lack financial incentives in academia, Dr. McCormick joined the federal government as a narcotics chemist and digital forensics scientist at LSSD’s Chicago field laboratory. After a few years on the bench, Dr. McCormick was able to move up the government ladder and relocated to LSSD headquarters in Washington, D.C. where his primary responsibilities are program management for LSSD’s designer drug program, pharmaceutical safeguard program, and remote narcotics triage program which he designed and developed. While not on the job, Dr. McCormick enjoys fishing, cycling and breaking clays with his fiancée.

Kim Klockow McClain, Ph.D

Kim Klockow-McClain, Ph.D

Kim Klockow-McClain is a research scientist and the societal applications coordinator for the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS). Kim’s research applies behavioral science methods to address pressing issues in the management of weather and climate risk, especially in the communication of forecast uncertainty and response to hazardous weather warnings.

Before joining CIMMS/NSSL, Kim worked for several years as a policy advisor for social scientific research at the NOAA Office of Weather and Air Quality outside Washington, D.C.

Kim was the 2013-2014 AMS/UCAR Congressional Science Fellow, and worked in the U.S. Senate on natural hazards mitigation and financing, water infrastructure, control and cleanup of environmental pollution, offshore oil & gas drilling, and fisheries management.

She completed her PhD in Human/Hazards Geography from the University of Oklahoma in 2013, and also holds an M.S. in Professional Meteorology from OU, a B.S. in Economics and a B.S. in Synoptic Meteorology from Purdue University.

Kevin Bernard

Kevin Bernard- MOL, EMT-P, CHECIII

Director of Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Management, AMITA St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee IL. Kevin is currently managing multi-tiered emergency services. He has been in the Fire and EMS profession since 1982 and initiated IDPH EMS resource level status for Morris Hospital in 2010. He has a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership with certifications or licensures in emergency planning and management, emergency medical services, fire service, hazardous materials management His work experience includes compliance with, and training in, standards of the Joint Commission (JCAHO) , Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Jason’s Journey Discussion Panel

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Jason’s Journey Discussion Panel

Mr Jason Blatter Our patient

Dr. Adnan Hussain – Emergency Department Medical Director AMITA Saint Joseph Medical Center
Dr Peter Mihalakakos – Trauma Medical Director, AMITA Saint Joseph Medical Center
Dr Tamir Hersonsky – Neurosurgeon AMITA Saint Joseph Medical Center

Joliet Fire Department:
Dave Eichholzer
Mike Parenti
Dan Miller
Matt McGuire
John Staechelski

Margaret Adair – Speech Pathologist, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Connie J. Mattera

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Connie J. Mattera

Connie J. Mattera, M.S., R.N., TNS, Paramedic

EMS Administrative Director and System Coordinator
Director, Resuscitation Department
Director, Mobile Integrated Healthcare
Paramedic Education Program Director
Trauma Nurse Specialist Course Coordinator
Northwest Community EMS System
Northwest Community Healthcare
Arlington Heights, Illinois

In addition to her professional duties at Northwest Community Hospital, Connie is the Vice Chair and member of the State of Illinois Governor’s EMS Advisory Council, chairs the Illinois EMS Education Committee, is a frequent faculty member at local, state, and national conferences, and has published multiple articles in EMS and nursing journals.

She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of EMS Educators and serves as a national faculty member for their educator courses.

She loves EMS and Emergency Healthcare and those who are called to this noble work.

Dr. John Santaniello

Dr. John Santaniello

Dr. John Santaniello

Dr. John Santaniello served for 4 years in the United States Marine Corps, after which he attended Undergraduate at the University of Illinois Urbana-champagn. He attended medical school and residency in general surgery at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine from 1991 – 2000. He completed a Surgical Critical care and Trauma fellowship at the University of Tennessee Memphis from 2000- 2001.

He was an attending surgeon and Professor of Surgery at Loyola University medical center and the Hines VA medical center from 2001 – 2017.

Dr. Santaniello joined Advocate Christ Medical Center as an attending Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon in 2017.

Lori Butler

Lori Butler

Lori Butler

Lori Butler has been a registered nurse for nearly 25 years. Her clinical background is pediatrics and pediatric ICU. She worked both locally and from coast to coast as a travel nurse. She has worked in disease management and managed care for both an insurance company and physicians’ group. Currently she is working at SmithAmundsen as a nurse analyst on the healthcare team. She has supported the attorneys in defending cases involving professional negligence, licensure issues, products liability, and premise liability.

Dr. Liz Regan

Dr. Liz Regan

Dr. Liz Regan, M.D

Dr. Liz Regan, M.D, is an Emergency Department physician at Advocate Christ Medical Center, one of the busiest emergency departments and trauma centers in the Midwest. She also holds the role of Medical Director for Disaster Medicine and Preparedness for the campus and is the alternate EMS Medical Director for the Advocate Christ Medical Center EMS System in EMS Region VII. She also functions as a clinical advisor for the Region VII Healthcare Coalition. Dr. Regan is a graduate of Rush University Medical College in Chicago. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Advocate Christ Medical Center. She also has previous training and work experience in national intelligence and preparedness as well as in EMS as an EMT. Dr. Regan’s interests include emergency preparedness, hazmat, and EMS.

Mike Clumpner

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Mike Clumpner

PhD, MBA, CHS, NRP, CCEMTP, PNCCT, EMT-T, TP-C, FP-C

Dr. Mike Clumpner is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Threat Suppression, a public safety and military consulting firm with offices on the East Coast. Mike is also a full time fire captain/paramedic with a large metropolitan fire department where he is assigned to a busy ladder company responding to more than 3,500 emergencies a year. He is a 24-year veteran of the fire service, with 21 years’ experience as a firefighter/paramedic serving on inner-city fire companies. Mike also worked as a helicopter flight paramedic for nine and a half years at a large Level I trauma center in South Carolina completing more than 1,000 medevac missions. Mike previously spent five years as an instructor for the Department of Justice in Quantico, Virginia teaching several different courses for federal law enforcement agencies.

Mike is an associate clinical professor of critical care transport medicine at a large university in the Northeast and has been faculty there for the last six years. Mike is also a sworn law enforcement officer with the state’s largest law enforcement agency assigned to the SWAT team as an operator/senior tactical paramedic. Mike also is employed by the Department of Homeland Security as a counter-terrorism response expert where he develops curriculum for DHS training programs and teaches a variety of counterterrorism response courses. Mike worked extensively with the United States Secret Service during the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mike was appointed as Chief of the Joint Medical Operations Center where he was responsible for health and medical response during this National Special Security Event. Mike currently serves in leadership positions with multiple local, state, and federal active shooter work groups.

Mike has undergraduate degrees in fire science, paramedicine, and business administration. He has a master’s degree in business administration from Elon University and he has a doctorate in homeland security policy from Northcentral University. Mike’s dissertation research focused on integrated public safety response to active shooter events. Mike has spent more than 4,000 hours researching active shooters and rampage killers and he is recognized by the federal government as an expert in active shooter response. Mike has authored/co-authored 10 textbooks on emergency medicine, critical care medicine, and homeland security. Mike has lectured extensively throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, and the Middle East, presenting at more than 300 major conferences and symposiums.

Ntasiah Shaw

Ntasiah Shaw

Ntasiah Shaw, MS, CDP, CEM®

Ntasiah Shaw is the Emergency Preparedness Program Manager in the Communicable Disease Control Services/Emergency Preparedness Program with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health. Her responsibilities include leading and managing a team of Emergency Response Planners who develop disaster response and exercise plans in accordance with state and federal response guidelines regarding biological (especially acts of terrorism), natural, man-made, chemical, nuclear, radiological incidents, and hazardous materials.

In 2013, Ms. Shaw developed the Basic Infectious Disease Training for Law Enforcement course to educate the St. Louis area law enforcement professionals on the basics of the most common infectious diseases and how to protect themselves while on patrol or when they encounter a person who may have a dangerous or communicable disease. The course has since been added to the permanent roster of courses at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy and has become a certified course with the state of Missouri.

Her experience also includes working as an Emergency 911 police/fire/EMS dispatcher over the last 18 years; and serving as a former Emergency Communications Supervisor and dispatch instructor at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master of Science degree in Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness, both from St. Louis University. She is also a Certified Emergency Manager through the International Association of Emergency Managers, Certified in Disaster Preparedness, and a 2018 graduate of the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy through the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. She continues to serve on various public health related committees in the St. Louis area, is a current member of the Incident Management Workgroup with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and has been a Disaster Action Team Volunteer with the American Red Cross since 2007.

James P. Cole

James P. Cole, Jr., DO, FACS

James P. Cole, Jr., DO, FACS

Dr. Cole is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, and he is the Chief of General Surgery and the Trauma Medical Director at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, Illinois. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and then received his medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine via the Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program. Dr. Cole then spent his next ten years on active duty training to be a Surgeon, working as a paratrooper and military diver, and serving two operational tours in the jungles of Central America. He received his internship training at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth Virginia, and his Surgical residency training at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso Texas. He left active duty in September of 2000, but re-entered the military as a Navy Reserve Officer following the terror attacks of 9/11. Throughout his twenty-four year military career Cole has been assigned to Army commands, the Marine Corps, Navy SEAL teams, Joint Special Operations Command, and he has deployed to the combat theater three times for which he was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal. He has served as the leader of expeditionary surgical teams providing medical and surgical support to conventional and special operations forces around the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Africa.

In 2011 Dr. Cole wrote Trauma: My Life as an Emergency Surgeon, which was published by St. Martin’s Press, New York. Dr. Cole has been an invited speaker at over one hundred educational, motivational, and inspirational events and he truly enjoys sharing his passions, experiences and past adventures with others.