Appointed Positions

  • Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic: Barbara Tripp, RN, EMT-P
  • Emergency Physician: Marshall Frank, DO, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS
  • Family Advisory Network Representative: Sandra Nasca, RN
  • Nurse with Emergency Pediatric Experience: Nichole Shimko, RN, MSN, CCRN, CPN, C-NPT
  • Physician with Pediatric Experience: Tricia Swan, MD, M.ED, FAAP, FACEP


  • Child Death and Children’s Medical Services: Brenna Radigan
  • Disaster Preparedness: Julie Downey, EMT-P
  • ED/EMS Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC): Ernest Weishaupt, EMT-P
  • EMS PECC: Jeremiah Rabish, PMD
  • Florida Emergency Nurses Association Representative: Penny Blake, MSN Ed, RN, CEN
  • Florida Trauma Program Manager: Lisa Nichols, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN-K
  • Mental Health: Lauren Young Work, LCSW
  • Pediatric Research and Data: Jennifer Fishe, MD
  • Rural Emergency Medical Service: Tracey Vause, MPA, CPM, EMT-P
  • Rural Hospital/ED: Dakota Redd
  • Family Advisory Network Representatives: Rebecca Brownfield; Billie Jo Burr; Krystal McNeil, BSN, RN, RN-BC, CCRN

Program Staff

Phyllis L Hendry
Department: Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville

Phyllis L Hendry MD, FAAP, FACEP

University Of Florida Research Foundation Professor; Associate Chair Of Research, Department Of Emergency Medicine
Phone: (904) 244-4986
Katelyn A Dabhi
Department: Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville

Katelyn A Dabhi MS, CHES®

Project Manager II
Phone: (904) 244-8617
Megan Curtis Gonzalez
Department: Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville

Megan Curtis Gonzalez

ASO DIR, Clinical Research
Phone: (904) 244-4986
Morgan A Manning-Henson
Department: Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville

Morgan A Manning-Henson

AST DIR, Clinical Research
Phone: (904) 244-4234
Amii Kennedy
Department: Emergency Medicine – Jacksonville

Amii Kennedy

Administrative Specialist II
Phone: (904) 244-4986

Florida Department of Health Partners and Constituency Groups

  • Chief of the BEMO Division of Emergency Preparedness and Community Support: Steve McCoy
  • EMS Administrator: Mike Hall
  • EMS Education/Region 6 Coordinator: Jennifer McManus, AS, EMT
  • Mobile Integrated Health Administrator: Jane Bedford
  • State EMS Medical Director: Angus Jameson, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS
  • Other: Additional Committee Representatives from BEMO, Trauma, Data, Operations, Community Paramedicine/Mobile Integrated Health (MIH), Public Information Education Relations (PIER), FCEP, FAEMSMD, FHA, FCOT, and other constituency and stakeholder groups.