Strong Emergency Systems of Care is why
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What brought you to be an advocate for the American Heart Association?
I have been a paramedic since 1992 and have seen firsthand how cardiac and stroke emergencies impact people in a very personal way. I have experience in the legislative process in North Dakota and know that you can make a difference advocating for statewide policy changes or enhancements in our state.
What issues or policies are you most passionate about and why?
I currently work for Sanford Health and have oversight of Sanford AirMed and F-M Ambulance Service. My expertise and interest is in emergency systems of care development. I know that we can make a difference in the lives of our patients by having a systematic approach to get patients to definitive care in a timely manner.
What is your favorite advocacy memory or experience so far and what made it great?
I really enjoy the legislative process. I like meeting our legislators, developing relationships to work together on improving the health of our citizens. There have been many victories AHA has been involved with over the years but I remember the work we did to put AEDs in schools. I know that has saved lives in our state.
What is your favorite way to be active?
My strength is to represent EMS in our work in advocacy. I like testifying in legislative hearings and answering the thoughtful questions our state’s legislators ask. It’s a really interesting process.
What is your favorite fruit or vegetable and any tips for how you serve or prepare it?
I love honeycrisp apples and can’t wait for summer. We have two apple trees in our yard and it’s amazing how many apples we get.