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Paul Halliday

Paul Halliday


The Chief is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CWRU EMS, acts as duty officer during operational hours, and oversees all officers.

Paul Halliday, class of 2019, is studying Nutritional Biochemistry and Sports Medicine. He holds an EMT-B certification from Illinois and plans to become a physician with a focus on nutrition.

Aditi Gore

Aditi Gore

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.

Aditi Gore, class of 2018, is a Polymer Science and Engineering student pursuing a minor in Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry. She holds an EMT-B certificate in Ohio and has NREMT certification as well. Aditi currently serves as a crew chief with CWRU EMS. She thoroughly enjoys sleeping, painting, and meeting new people. After graduation, Aditi hopes to pursue a career as a pediatric physician.

Kelsey Garrett

Kelsey Garrett

Assistant Chief of Strategic Planning

The Assistant Chief of Strategic Planning (ACSP) oversees of the planning section of the organization. The planning section is responsible for ensuring the future growth of the organization through long term planning, the provision of large capital purchases, recruitment, and much more. This section consist of the Treasurer, Secretary, PR Chair, and Webmaster

Kelsey, class of 2018, is pursuing her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She holds her EMT-B certification in Ohio and NREMT certification as well. SHe currently serves as a clinical supervisor and crew chief with CWRU EMS. Kelsey hopes to pursue a career in clinical care nursing.

Eleanor Wilson

Training Director

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

Ellie Wilson, Class of 2018, is a Biology student pursuing minors in Business Management and Chemistry. Ellie is currrently a crew chief and supervisor with CWRU EMS. Ellie will be graduating early in the fall of 2017 and hopes to pursue a career as a physician in emergency medicine. 

Jacob Miller

Jacob Miller

Quality Assurance

The Quality Assurance and Service Improvement Director is responsible for maintaining procedural and certification standard for CWRU EMS crew members and operations.

Jacob Miller '16 is a CWRU alumnus, recently completing a post-Master's certificate in advanced practice flight care nursing with a special practicum focus on aeromedical and EMS quality and safety. Jacob is currently a Flight Nurse Practioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Cleveland Clinic, and has over 10 years of experience as a paramedic, flight nurse, and emergency/critical care transport nurse. 

Ethan Feingold

External Operations

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

Ethan Feingold, Class of 2019, is an Economics and French BA candidate. Ethen is a certified EMT-B in Ohio and Illinois and serves as a second officer with CWRU EMS. As well, he is a certified Wlidnerness Emergency Medical Technician.  

Colin Budka

Equipment Manager

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

Colin Budka, Class of 2018, is pursuing a BS in Electrical Engineering with minors in Math and Physics. Colin started his involvement in EMS in 2013 in New Jersey and holds an EMT-B certificate in New Jersey. Colin serves as a Probationary Officer with CWRU EMS and is seeking reciprocity in Ohio. 

Clare Beidelman


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

Clare Beidelman is a member of the Class of 2020 pursuing an Origins BA. Clare currently serves as a crwe chief with CWRU EMS and holds an EMT-B ceritifcate in Ohio as well as NREMT certification. In addition to her involvement with CWRU EMS, Clare tutors students in STEM and Public Health and works at Cleveland Clinic Hospice. 

Alena Sorensen

Public Relations

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

Alena Sorenson, Class of 2020, is pursuing a degree in Sociology with minors in Mathematics and Computer Science. Alena holds an EMT-B certificate in Ohio and is currently a probationary officer with CWRU EMS. She is also a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity on campus. After completing a Master's in Nursing, Alena hopes to pursue a career in neurological critical care and eventually in public health research. 

Jennifer Nielsen


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

Jenny Nielsen, Class of 2019, is pursuing a BA in Medical Anthropology and a Master's in Public Health. She holds EMT-B certification in Ohio and Michigan as well as a NREMT certificate. Jenny currently serves as a second officer with CWRU EMS. Upon graduation, Jenny hopes to pursue a career in global health systems development.  

James Sobieski


The Recording Secretary is responsible for taking notes at meetings as well as any official correspondence with outside agencies.

James Sobieski is a member of the Class of 2020. He studies nursing and is a licensed EMT-B in the state of Ohio. James serves as a crew chief with CWRU EMS and in his free time enjoys sleeping in, eating Mitchell's, and reading books about adventure. 

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 startegic planning within Student Affairs as well as various operational areas in departments reporting to th 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 pyschology, 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.

Dr Jennifer McCarthy, MD


Jennifer Wright McCarthy, MD is the Executive Director of University Health & Counseling Services. She is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. McCarthy received her Bachelor's degree in History from Columbia University as a proud member of the second class of women to graduate from Columbia College. Jennifer graduated from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine magna cum laude and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. She did her internal residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornell Medical College. She spent sixteen years at NYP and held faculty appointments at Cornell and Columbia medical schools. 

Jennifer's key areas of interst are population health management, wellness, mental health, emerging infectious diseases and emergency preparedness. Dr. McCarthy is the mother of four children, including two college 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 communityincluding more than 25,000 faculty, staff, and students. 

Dr Jeffrey Luk, MD

Dr Jeffrey Luk, MD

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.