2020 Keynote Speakers & Faculty

Keynote Speakers 

Doug Wolfberg

Doug Wolfberg is a nationally-known EMS attorney and consultant who co-founded Page, Wolfberg & Wirth – the nation’s leading EMS industry law firm. Prior to becoming an attorney, Doug worked as an EMS practitioner, and later became a county EMS director, regional EMS administrator and state EMS official, and worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services trauma and EMS program. Doug also previously served as a Commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) and has published countless articles and books over the course of his career. He has been a featured speaker at EMS events in virtually every state in the country. 

 Scott White
Scott White is an accomplished EMS Leader with a proven track record. Scott has held numerous EMS leadership positions and roles, most recently successfully leading AMR Nevada. AMR is currently the largest ambulance provider in the state of Nevada with over 900 caregivers responding to over 300,000 patients annually. Scott began his EMS career in 1989 as Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy, service tours of duty in Kuwait and Somalia. Scott received the 2009 AMR President’s Award and under Scott’s leadership, AMR Los Angeles received the 2000 Business of the Year Award from the City of Palmdale, CA and AMR Nevada Operations received the 2018 AMR Business Unit of the Year Award. In 2018, Scott was named one of Southern Nevada’s 2018 Healthcare Headliners.

Gordon Graham
 Gordon Graham has been actively involved in public safety since 1973. He is an attorney, consultant, lecturer, and author focusing on managing risk in high risk occupations. He has developed training systems and programs used by both private and public sector organizations around the world. His training program, “Six Minutes for Safety” has been adopted by fire departments around North America, and by all federal fire fighting agencies and has been credited with reducing wildland firefighter injuries and deaths. His innovative safety system “Non Punitive Close Call Reporting” is receiving international acclaim from firefighter organizations and was the genesis for the firefighternearmiss.com safety website. In 2005, Gordon received the prestigious Presidential Award from the International Association of Fire Chiefs for his lifelong work in improving firefighter safety and performance. In 2015, he received the lifetime dedication award from the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute. In 2018, he received the James Oberstar Sentinel for Safety Award for his lifetime work in improving aviation safety internationally. In 2019, he received the Howard W. Rayon Distinguished Service Award. Additionally, he has presented to EMS personnel from every State in America and every Province in Canada. Gordon is the Co-Founder of Lexipol, a company deigned to standardize policy, procedure and training within public safety agencies around America.


Nichole Bosson, MD, MPH
Assistant Medical Director
LA EMS Agency
Santa Fe Springs, California

Elan L. Guterman, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Brian Henricksen, EMSAAC President
EMS Administrator
Napa EMS Agency
Napa, California

Michael W. McLaughlin
Fire Chief
Cosumnes CSD Fire Department
Elk Grove, California

Mary P Mercer MD, MPH, FAEMS
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California San Francisco
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, California

Zoey P. Merrill
Deputy County Counsel
San Joaquin Office of County Counsel
Stockton, California

Bryn Mumma, MD, M.A.S.
Associate Professor
UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine
Sacramento, California

Chad Newland, EMT-P
Operations Manager
AMR Contra Costa County
Concord, California

Karl Sporer, MD
Medical Director
Alameda EMS Agency
San Leandro, California

Kathy Staats, MD
Base Station Medical Director ECRMC
Assistant EMS Fellowship Director
EMS & Disaster Medicine
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

Luke R. Timerson, EMT-P
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Chula Vista, California
United States Coast Guard Sector
San Diego, California

Kristin Weivoda, Conference Chair
EMS Administrator
Yolo EMS Agency
Woodland, California

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