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 Instructors

Erik Carlsen, Paramedic
Bio coming soon.
Paul Paikowski, Paramedic
Bio coming soon.

Clinical Coordinators/Adjunct Instructors

Nancy Eaton, RN
Bio Coming Soon.
Hannah Parker, Paramedic
Bio Coming Soon.

EMT Lead Instructor

Maria McAhan, EMT
Bio Coming Soon.
Nadine Civitello, Paramedic
Bio Coming Soon.

Adjunct Instructors

Sybil Frost, Paramedic
JC Gibbs, Paramedic
Erik Graff, Paramedic
John Harvey, Paramedic
Nicole Murray, Paramedic
Patrick O’Connor, EMT
Jason Pool, Paramedic
Tyler Romero, Paramedic
Pedro Santiago, Paramedic
Katee Schimming, Paramedic
John Zimmerli, Paramedic

Clinical Partners

AMR – Independence
Atchison Holt Ambulance District
Buchanan County EMS – REMSA
Centerpoint Medical Center
Central Cass County FPD
Excelsior Springs Fire Department
Fort Osage Fire Protection District
Franklin County KS EMS
Gladstone Fire and EMS
Grandview Fire Department
John Knox Village EMS
Kansas City, KS Fire Department
Kansas City, MO Fire Department
Liberty Hospital
Miami County KS EMS
Raytown Fire Protection District
Research Medical Center
Truman Medical Center
University of Kansas Hospital