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EMS and Trauma Systems Staff

EMS and Trauma Systems Staff

Jim DeTienne
Section Supervisor
phone: (406) 444-4460
email: jdetienne@mt.gov

Program Responsibilities:

  • Supervises development and implementation of an organized, statewide emergency medical services, trauma care and prevention program
  • Develops and coordinates a strategic planning process. Manages Section budgets, funding, and contracts.
  • Coordinates grant procurement and management activities
  • Represents the Department on various state-wide councils, committees and task forces including the state 9-1-1 Advisory Council, State Interoperable Executive Committee, Highway Safety Traffic Records Committee and others

Shari Graham
EMS Systems Manager
phone: (406) 444-6098
email: sgraham2@mt.gov

Program Responsibilities:

  • Plans and implements a pre-hospital data collection and quality improvement system for emergency medical services
  • Manages the Section’s EMS System strategic planning project
  • Manages the development of an office management and resource database
  • Supervises the EMS licensing and enforcement program
  • Manages bioterrorism grant planning and disaster planning

Alyssa Johnson, RN, MSN
Trauma System Manager
phone: (406) 444-0752 email: Alyssa.Johnson@mt.gov

Program Responsibilities:

  • Manages day-to-day development of the statewide trauma system
  • Coordinating adoption of the administrative rules for implementation of the Montana Trauma Care System
  • Coordinating adoption of a Montana Trauma System Plan
  • Coordinating administration of the state trauma registry including education, implementation, data analysis and reports
  • Meets quarterly with the Regional Trauma Advisory Committees to solicit input and to help coordinate priorities among the three RTACs
  • Meets quarterly with the State Trauma Care Committee to present recommendations for trauma system improvement, and to receive input, suggestions and directions
  • Provides technical expertise and assistance to Montana hospitals through consultation visits and helps prepare facilities for trauma center designation
  • Medical response to disaster planning
  • Facilitates and coordinates trauma related education offerings (RMRTS, trauma coordinator conference, PHTLS, GEMS, TBI, TERN/STN, TNCC, and Trauma TEAM)
  • Administers trauma grants including all grant activities, reports and continuing applications

Jeremy Brokaw
Injury Prevention Program Manager
phone: (406) 444-4126
email: jbrokaw@mt.gov

Program Responsibilities:

  • Manages Section's injury prevention programs
  • Provides technical assistance to state and regional trauma committees, hospitals, community agencies, FICMR, state agencies and others in the design and evaluation of injury prevention and control activities
  • Coordinates implementation of the Injury Prevention and Control Plan
  • Manages the poison control system

Robin Suzor
EMS for Children Program Coordinator
phone: (406) 444-0901
email: rsuzor@mt.gov

Program Responsibilities:

  • Manages Section EMS for Children program
  • Provides technical assistance to state and regional trauma committees, hospitals, community agencies, SAFE KIDS, state agencies and others in the design and evaluation of EMS for Children
  • Administers and manages the HRSA EMS for Children Partnership grant
  • Manages implementation of Emergency Medical Dispatch program

Francine Janik
EMS Service Licensing Program
phone: (406) 444-3896
email:fjanik@mt.gov

Program Responsibilities:

  • Manages day-to-day operation of EMS transportation program including licensing and inspections
  • Serves as the Section’s enforcement officer. Investigates complaints or enforcement actions that may be necessary
  • Assists with writing and adoption of new licensing rules and makes recommendations for improvement and modifications
  • Manages unprotected exposure program
  • Coordinates statewide communications inventory
  • Administers and manages the HRSA AED grant
  • Manages community AED program

Janet Trethewey
Cardiac Ready Program Coordinator
phone: (406) 444-0442
email: jtrethewey@mt.gov
 

Program Responsibilities:

  • Program Management and Grant Administration
  • Develops and administers statewide public health programs in response to
  • state needs and grant and cooperative agreement solicitations.
  • Develops and implements evidence-based health policy, and public health interventions.
  • Coordinates statewide planning and partnership groups.
  • Develops and maintains program strategic and quality improvement plans,and performance measures.
  • Coordinates and monitors completion of program core work activity plans in performance management system.
  • Researches and write competitive and continuation grant and cooperative agreement applications to funding organizations.
  • Coordinates the development and management of health surveillance and data collection systems to track, analyze and evaluate programs and services.
  • Researches, analyzes and monitors state laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to their public health programs.
  • Outreach, Training, Program Support
  • Coordinates program support and technical assistance to local and tribal health departments and other
  • partners/contractors.
  • Assesses training needs of contractors and partners.
  • Coordinates the implementation and evaluation of trainings and conferences, and other educational opportunities for contractors and partners.
  • Oversees the development of health education and outreach materials.
  • Responds to inquiries concerning public health programs.
  • Program and Contract Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Evaluates statewide program performance, recommends policy and/or program changes and improvements.
  • Oversees the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of requests for proposals, contracts, and memorandum of understandings to fund and support program-related services.
  • Develops and monitors programmatic budgets.

Vacant
Data System Coordinator
phone: (406) 444-3746
email: vacant

Program Responsibilities:

  • Database coordination and analysis for the trauma registry, data validation and reporting
  • ATLS Program Administration
  • Generates various program statistics and other database activities, and contact lists
  • Administers Section website, bulletin board, listserv and other information projects
  • Assists staff with software issues and training

Carol Kussman, RN, BSN
Trauma Coordinator - Nurse
phone: (406) 444-4459
email: ckussman@mt.gov

Program Responsibilities:

  • Assists with day-to-day development of the statewide trauma system
  • Trauma registry and reporting
  • Trauma facility designation
  • Meets quarterly in conjunction with the State Trauma System Manager with the Regional Trauma Advisory Committees to solicit input and to help coordinate priorities among the three RTACs
  • Meets quarterly in conjunction with the State Trauma System Manager with the State Trauma Care Committee to present recommendations for trauma system improvement, and to receive input, suggestions and directions
  • Provides technical expertise and assistance to Montana hospitals through consultation visits and helps prepare facilities for trauma center designation
  • Assists with coordination of ATLS classes

Monica West
Financial Specialist/Office Manager
phone: (406) 444-3895
email: mwest2@mt.gov

Program Responsibilities:

  • Provides office management functions
  • Provides clerical services for Section staff
  • Assists with preparation of various meetings
  • Assist staff and others with various travel needs
  • Coordinates office purchasing and payment systems
  • Coordinates entry of section budgets into projection spreadsheets