Jen Lanza

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The Chief supervises all members, officers, and committees of CWRU EMS. The Chief oversees day-to-day operations and is responsible for official correspondence with university offices.

Jen has been a paramedic for almost a year, after 4 years of service as an EMT. She has worked for Hudson EMS, Cedar Point, Blossom Music Center, and the US Forest Service, before serving with CWRU EMS as a Crew Chief. Jen is pursuing a Biology degree and enjoys camping and hiking when she’s not on shift.

Ananya Vadlakonda


Assistant Chief of Operations

The Assistant Chief of Operations (ACO) is primarily responsible for overseeing all shifts and personnel. The ACO performs all shift scheduling and membership maintenance. The ACO oversees the External Operations Director, Training Director, Quality Assurance Officer, and Equipment Manager.

Ananya has been with CWRU EMS for about 2 years and and currently serves as a Second Officer. Outside of EMS, Ananya is pursuing a B.S. in Biology and enjoys writing, digital design, and dancing

Dallas McDonald


Training Director

The Training Director is responsible for maintaining training records and overseeing all training classes for CWRU EMS.

Dallas is from Dayton, Ohio. His favorite thing about EMS has been the opportunity to teach his fellow peers about emergency medicine and having an outlet to explore his passion for medicine in general. Outside of EMS, Dallas enjoys hiking, music, playing the drums, and memes.

Aidan Peard


Quality Assurance and Safety Director

The Quality Assurance and Safety Director is responsible for maintaining procedural and certification standards for CWRU EMS crew members and operations.

Aidan has been an EMT for over a year. After certifying in Oregon, he received reciprocity in Ohio, before serving with CWRU EMS as a Second Officer. Aidan is on the pre-med track and he enjoys playing tennis and the violin, outside of EMS.

Emma Heironimus

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External Operations Director

The External Operations Director is responsible for coordinating crews for all events, activities, community outreach, and service for CWRU EMS.

Emma joined CWRU EMS two years ago and currently serves as a Crew Chief. She is pursuing degrees in Systems Biology and Chinese on a pre-med track. Outside of EMS, she volunteers in the Ronald McDonald room at UH, does research at the Cleveland VA hospital, acts as secretary for CWRU Cooking Club, and is a part of KLOVER

Bella Chakiros

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Equipment Manager

The Equipment Manager is responsible for the maintenance and certification of all CWRU EMS equipment and uniforms as well as purchasing new supplies and equipment for the organization.

Bella is from Cuyahoga Falls Ohio, and is on premed track majoring in Chemical Biology and minoring in Spanish. Her favorite thing about EMS is great friend and the opportunity to learn and teach EMS skills. She is a member of Delta Gamma, and empowering youth exploring justice. In her free time, she likes to do puzzles and binge-watch TV shows. 

Nandini Sarkar

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New Member and Class Coordinator

The New Member and Class Coordinator oversees the onboarding of all new members, which includes EMT Students, Current EMTs, and General Members. The New Member and Class Coordinator is also the head of the Interview Committee, coordinates the CWRU EMS EMT course alongside UH EMT Institute, and is responsible for ensuring the continued success of all new members throughout their time with our organization.

Nandini is from Cupertino, CA. She is majoring in Neuroscience and her favorite thing about EMS has been becoming close friends with lots of different people. Outside of EMS, Nandini is involved with research and likes to dance and watch movies with her friends.

James Farmer

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The Treasurer is responsible for approving all purchases and disbursements as well as maintaining our budget.

James is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is currently a Sophomore majoring in Computer Science. Outside of EMS, James likes to go mountain biking and go-karting

Jack McVeety

Jack McVeety


The Secretary is responsible for managing the club calendar,     maintaining minutes from meetings and any official correspondence with outside agencies, and creating weekly newsletters.

Jack is from New York City. He is majoring in Biology and pursuing a Masters of Science of Anesthesiology. Outside of EMS, Jack like to play baseball, watch Disney movies, and play the guitar.

Ethan Lin

Ethan Lin

Public Relations Director

The Public Relations Director is responsible for promoting CWRU EMS sponsored events and making sure the community is informed about the organization and its duties.

Ethan is from Canton, Michigan. He is pursuing a BS in Neuroscience as well as a BA in Biology. Outside of EMS, Ethan is involved with research through University Hospitals. He is also a member of Model United Nations

Ghazal Adibi

Ghazal Adibi


The Webmaster is in charge of regularly updating and modernizing the website and general upkeep of the CWRU EMS database.

Ghazal is from Westlake OH but was born and raised in Iran. She is a pre-med student majoring in Psychology with a Chemistry minor. Her favorite thing about EMS has been the chance to meet lots of new friends. Outside of EMS, Ghazal is president of #MeToo CWRU and likes to paint and spend time with her pets. 

Dennis Rupert


Dennis Rupert is the Associate Vice President for Operations and Planning for the Division of Student Affairs at CWRU. He oversees assessment, community outreach, finance, human resources, information technology, marketing, and strategic planning within Student Affairs as well as various operational areas in departments reporting to the Provost. 

Dennis has been working in higher education for over 25 years and at CWRU for over 15 of those years. His educational background is in psychology, counseling, and nonprofit management. Dennis has been engaged with serving students ever since he was an undergraduate resident assistant. He enjoys spending time with his family, doing home improvement projects, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

Sara H. Lee, MD


Dr. Lee works as the Executive Director of the University Health and Counseling Services, in the Division of Student Affairs. Dr. Lee received her MD from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and did her Adolescent Medicine fellowship at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and the MetroHealth System in Cleveland, OH, prior to her position with University Health and Counseling Services. As current Executive Director, Dr. Lee oversees services pertaining to mental health counseling, clinics for injuries and illnesses, an allergy clinic, sexual health care along with various wellness programs for students.

Frank Demes


Frank Demes is the Executive Director of CWRU Public Safety. He oversees CWRU's police and security operations, as well as communications (dispatch), emergency management, and facilities security. Frank joined CWRU in November 2015. As a 26-year veteran of the George Washington University Police Department, Frank comes from a department that includes more then 100 police and security officers who serve a university community including more than 25,000 faculty, staff, and students.

Jeffrey Luk, MD

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Medical Director

Dr. Luk works as an Emergency Physician in the Emergency Department at University Hospitals and is the medical director for University Hospitals MedEvac, the University Hospitals of Cleveland Critical Care Transport Team, Cleveland Heights Fire/EMS Department, University Heights Fire/EMS Department, Shaker Heights Fire/EMS Department, and CaseEMS.