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Cynthia R. Barrigan, MPH
Director Military-Civilian Partnerships, U.S. Army Medical Command, Office of the Surgeon General
Ms. Barrigan leads military-civilian partnerships for the U.S. Army Surgeon General. In this role, she builds and manages strategic partnerships with civilian trauma centers to assist with training and preparing forward surgical teams and other combat medical personnel before deployment, and upon return, to maintain combat readiness. In addition to partnership development, Ms. Barrigan manages these training and skills sustainment programs and oversees their implementation and evaluation. She has been recognized for her innovations in trauma education and training while working in collaboration with the Joint Trauma System at the Defense Health Agency. Ms. Barrigan received an award for developing the "Deployed Medicine" mobile app/website along with content supporting the military's Tactical Combat Casualty Care curriculum, an enduring learning platform for military trauma readiness.
A former Army nurse specializing in emergency and critical care, Ms. Barrigan has more than 25 years of experience in military, civilian, and global healthcare systems. She received an undergraduate nursing degree from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University.
Amanda Gillsespie MSW, LCSW-A
Social Work Practitioner
UNC School of Medicine
Booker T. King MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Burn Surgery
Director of the NC Jaycee Burn Center
Echo Meyer PhD
Vice Chair of Psychological Services
UNC School of Medicine Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director, Skull Base/ Skills Lab Director, Department of Neurosurgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Caitlin Michel BS, NREMTP
Paramedic, North Memorial Health Hospital
Burn Registrar, UNC Hospitals
Carolyn S. Quinsey MD
Dameion Rutherford RN, CFRN, NRMET-P
Flight Nurse, Supervisor Tarheel 4, UNC Carolina Air Care
Dameion has been in the Air Medical field since 1998 and has spent almost 30 years in the EMS industry. While being a full time Flight Nurse At Duke, he joined UNC Air Care in a part time capacity back in 2002. He is now full time at Air Care's newest base, Tarheel 4 located at Nash General and is the base supervisor. He has presented at May Day before providing us with "Is that your final answer?" using the audience poll system to participate in clinical case presentations. This year he will discuss the challenges associated with the pandemic and the logistic difficulties that Covid -19 bring to the transport environment.
Jeyhan Wood MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Dr. Wood was born and raised in North Texas, outside of Dallas. She attended medical school in Galveston at the University of Texas Medical Branch, then went on to complete an integrated plastic surgery residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Health. Dr. Wood completed her training at UNC with a Craniofacial Fellowship. She stayed on as faculty, primarily as the Pediatric Plastic Surgeon, although her practice also includes complex craniofacial reconstruction from trauma or congenital anomalies. She has recently been appointed Program Director of the integrated plastic surgery residency at UNC. She likes to enjoy any and all of her free time with her husband and two daughters, 7 and 4 years old.
Kimberly Clement MPH, Paramedic
Program Manager, Healthcare Preparedness Program
Division of Health Service Regulation, Office of Emergency Medical Services
NC Office of Emergency Medical Services
Kimberly Clement completed her bachelor’s in psychology at the University of North Carolina and her Master of Public Health from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Kimberly's career started as a Paramedic in the Wake County EMS System where she spent 12 years before transitioning to NC Public Health Preparedness & Response as part of their Planning, Training & Exercise Unit. Currently, Kimberly manages the NC Healthcare Preparedness Program as part of the NC Office of Emergency Medical Services.