Emergency Medical Services Education Program

Instructional Staff

Program Director

Virginia Wilson, FF/Paramedic, BSBA

Virginia Wilson is from the Kansas City area with over 25 years of Fire and EMS experience. She is a graduate of the Paramedic Class of 1997 at Grand River Technical School and completed the UMBC Critical Care Paramedic Program in 2000. She is a nationally certified EMS Educator and has been a Lead Instructor and Clinical Coordinator at the University of Missouri – Columbia and the University of Missouri- Kansas City since 2013. She has also served the profession on the State and Federal Level as an EMS Inspector/Investigator and as Program Manager for the Missouri EMS for Children State Partnership Grant. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration- Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Photography from the University of Central Missouri.

EMS Education Medical Director

Erica Carney, M.D.

Erica Carney, MDDr. Carney is a graduate of the UMKC School of Medicine’s BA/MD program and completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Truman Medical Center. She completed an EMS fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and is a board-certified EMS Physician. Dr. Carney currently practices as a staff physician and member of the faculty in the Emergency Department at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill. She is also the EMS Medical Director for the City of Kansas City, Missouri.

Paramedic Lead Instructor

William Gullick II, B.S., NRP

William Gulick II, B.S., NRPOriginally, from Pennsylvania, Bill Gulick came to Kansas City to work as a Paramedic in the MAST system. Bill has been a field paramedic, supervisor, educator, and EMS manager in a variety of focus areas. He is currently a Division Chief for the Kansas City (MO) Fire Department addressing health, safety, and risk management issues. Bill started as the Lead Instructor for the EMT programs in 2013, and currently is the Lead Instructor for the Paramedic program.

EMT Lead Instructor/Clinical Coordinator

Christina Akins, NRP, AS

Christina Akins is a Kansas City native with over 12 years of experience in Emergency Services. She attended Kansas City Kansas Community College where she earned her Associate Degree. She went on to complete her Paramedic education through Metropolitan Community College Kansas City-Penn Valley EMS Program. Christina has experience working as a paramedic in urban and rural EMS environments, as a civilian paramedic for the military, and assisted in developing an EMS service in an existing Fire Department. She began her career in education as an EMT Lab Instructor for KCKCC before transitioning to Paramedic/EMT Instructor for MCCKC-PV. She began her career with University of Missouri-Kansas City EMS Program in 2018. She accepted the position of EMS Program Clinical Coordinator in October 2019.

EMT Lead Instructor

Stephen Simpson, NRP, BA

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Adjunct Instructors

Jacob Biggs, NRP
Roxanne Buck, NRP
Erik Carlsen, NRP
Jack Chapman, NRP
Matthew Frey, NRP
Sybil J. Frost, NRP
Keith Gibson, NRP
Maria McAhan, NREMT
Jason Pool, NRP
Robert Raukar, NRP

Clinical Partners

Centerpoint Medical Center
Excelsior Springs Fire Department
Gladstone Fire and EMS Division
Grandview Fire Department
Pleasant Hill Fire Protection District
Liberty Hospital
Research Medical Center
Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill
Truman Medical Center-Lakewood