Introducing our speakers and course presenters for the 2018 WV EMS Conference. Visit the courses page to learn about the courses that will be available this year.

Nancy Magee, NREMT – Consultant, Managing Partner, MEDIC Training Solutions

Nancy MageeNancy Magee has been active in volunteer EMS for 18 years. As a self-employed business owner for 25 years, and then as an instructor, field supervisor and Director of marketing and client relations for an EMS Management Service Organization, Nancy combines marketing savvy and management perspective with a volunteer’s heart. Her workshop series, “ Redesigning Volunteer EMS- A Volunteer Survival Guide,” is aimed at helping volunteer EMS agencies overcome fiscal, leadership, and recruitment and retention challenges.

Steven “Kelly” Grayson, NRP, CCEMT-P – Founder, MEDIC Training Solutions

Steven "Kelly" GraysonKelly Grayson has been a Critical Care Paramedic and EMS Educator for twenty-four years. He teaches extensively in the “alphabet soup” disciplines such as ACLS, PALS, BLS, PHTLS, PEPP, GEMS, AMLS and so on, and has taught and administered all levels of EMT courses, from First Responder through Paramedic. He is president of the Louisiana Association of EMS Educators and board member of the LA Association of Nationally Registered EMTs, Kelly currently works as a critical care paramedic for Acadian Ambulance in southwest Louisiana, and is the primary instructor for the Louisiana Ambulance Alliance Center for Education for EMS. He is a regular columnist for EMS1.com and EMS World Magazine. His books, En Route and On Scene, are available on Amazon, both in Kindle and print formats.

Donnie Woodyard, Jr. – National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

Donnie Woodyard JrDonnie Woodyard Jr. is the Chief Information Officer, for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians where he oversees the implementation of processes, partnerships, technology and systems at the NREMT with an emphasis on the Recognition of EMS Personnel Licensure Interstate Compact (REPLIA). Mr. Woodyard has a Master’s in Management and Leadership from Liberty University.

Robert M. Smith, B.S., M.S. – Captain, Loudoun County Fire & Rescue

Robert SmithRobert Smith is a Captain with the Loudoun County Department of Fire and Rescue. He is currently assigned to the Office of Health and Safety. He has a combination of over 20 years of service between volunteer and career fire services.

Jeffery Harvey, DEL, CEM – Managing Member, JH Consulting, LLC

Jeffery HarveyJeff has a broad experience in emergency planning, having worked on projects for local governments, industrial facilities, school systems, and private sector businesses. His post-secondary education includes a bachelor’s degree in writing and a master’s degree in strategic leadership as well as a multitude of advanced training on the incident command system, public information in emergencies, and exercise design. Jeff has responded to a number of emergencies, including hazardous material incidents, floods, high-wind events, etc. In addition to his roles with JH Consulting, Jeff currently serves as the planning officer for the Upshur County (WV) Office of Emergency Management as well as a contract instructor for the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. He is also a member of the Lewis-Upshur Local Emergency Planning Committee and the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and has achieved the Advanced Professional Series designation from the US Department of Homeland Security.

Disclaimer: Conference speaker are subject to change without notice. In the event a speaker is changed, the event organizers will make a reasonable attempt to secure suitable replacements.