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Derek Hunt, UF CCP, CCEMT-P, PNCCT, FP-C is the coordinator and lead instructor for the UF CCP Program. Derek has been a critical care and flight paramedic since 2003. He has flown for PHI AirCare MedEvac in Northern Virginia and was an operations supervisor with the East Care flight program in North Carolina. He was hired as a flight paramedic with the ShandsCair flight program at UF Health Shands Hospital in 2009 and currently serves as the clinical educator.
He has coordinated and instructed critical care paramedic programs across the country since 2004. Derek graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Biochemistry and is currently enrolled in the Physician’s Assistant Program at UF.
David Meurer, M.D. is the medical director for the UF CCP Program. He is also the medical director for the ShandsCair adult team medical, Gainesville Fire & Rescue / Regional Response HazMat, and an assistant professor at the UF College of Medicine. Dr. Meurer was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, the son of a career U.S. Air Force officer. He attended high school and graduated from Wagner High School, Clark Air Base, in the Republic of the Philippines.
While majoring in marine biology as an undergraduate at Florida Institute of Technology, he became interested in emergency medicine while volunteering with Harbor City Volunteer Ambulance Service in Melbourne, Florida. After graduating from FIT, he worked for a BLS rural ambulance service in north Florida for several years before attending paramedic school in Valdosta, Georgia, and then worked as a paramedic for Tallahassee Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service on an ALS service. Upon graduating from UF College of Medicine, he interned at University Medical Center (now Shands Jacksonville) in a preliminary year, having also matched in the PGY2, 3, 4 UF emergency medicine residency program. After completing his residency in emergency medicine, he came to the Division of Emergency Medicine at Shands in Gainesville in 1993. Except for a brief 3-month stint in private practice at Alachua General Hospital in 1996, he has enjoyed a clinical faculty appointment here at UF. Dr. Meurer lectures on toxicology.
Staccie Allen, M.S.N., ARNP, EMT-P, CFRN is an ARNP/paramedic and currently serves as flight nurse for the ShandsCair flight program. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, as well as a master’s degree in nursing. Staccie graduated with honors and was selected into the University of Florida Student Hall of Fame. She has extensive clinical and research experience and has experience in flight, emergency department, and ICU settings. Staccie lectures on blood administration.
Jesse Blaire, UF CCP, CCEMT-P is a flight paramedic with the ShandsCair flight program and a firefighter paramedic with Ocala Fire Rescue. He has an extensive teaching background at Central Florida College’s EMT and paramedic programs. Jesse is the logistical coordinator for the UF CCP Program and lectures on transport considerations and case scenarios.
Christine Brophy, R.N. is a flight nurse on the neonatal/pediatric team. She graduated with a B.S.N. in 1992 from the University of Florida. She has been on the ShandsCair flight team since 1994. She teaches NRP and S.T.A.B.L.E. and participates in community outreaches and other educational lectures. She has an extensive background in the pediatric and neonatal ICU and worked in a Level III NICU as an ECMO specialist. Christine lectures on neonatal transport for the UF CCP Program.
Bill Chesser, RRT graduated from Santa Fe Community College in 1983 with an A.S. in respiratory therapy and in 1985 with an A.S. in emergency medicine. He has experience as a respiratory therapist in adult, pediatric and neonatal critical care as well as hyperbaric medicine. He first joined the ShandsCair neonatal/pediatric transport team in 1986 thru the mid 1990’s, returning in the mid 2000’s. Bill lectures on the pediatric and neonatal airway and transport ventilators for the UF CCP Program.
Carinda Feild, Pharm.D. earned her Pharm.D. degree from the University of Florida in 1989. She then completed an ASHP accredited two-year residency with emphasis in critical care at the University of Kentucky and a two-year critical care fellowship at the University of Kentucky’s Drug Product Evaluation Unit. She joined the UF College of Pharmacy faculty in 2010 as a clinical associate professor and assistant campus director for the St. Pete Campus.
Prior to taking this position, she worked at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center / University of Maryland Medical Center for seven years. For the last four of those years she served as the critical care research section manager and a clinical research pharmacist. For the 10 years prior, she worked as a clinical pharmacy specialist in critical care caring for surgical, cardiothoracic, and trauma patients and teaching pharmacy students at Boston University Medical Center, Orlando Regional Healthcare System where she also served as the clinical coordinator, and Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center where she was also involved in research. She has been an assistant professor with the University of Florida’s Working Professional Pharm.D. program since 1997. She started as an Orlando site facilitator and has also served as the regional director, a course coordinator and advisor, a pharmaceutical care project reviewer, and currently works on special projects. She was awarded the Air Force Clinical Research Award for work done at Keesler in 2001 and she was the Spring 2007 recipient of the Faculty Service Award for the WPPD program.
Bryan Goss, ANRP, B.S.N., UF CCP is a nurse practitioner and paramedic with over 15 years of EMS experience that includes ground, fixed-wing, and rotor-wing services. He currently works as a nurse practitioner in the emergency room. His medical interests include antibiotics, antibiotic stewardship, and pharmacology. He received his paramedic certificate/license in 2001, RN/CEN in 2014 and ARNP in 2016. Mr. Goss lectures on antibiotics, laboratory data interpretation, and ventriculostomy management.
Jon Inkrott, RRT, RRT-ACCS
Jon Inkrott, RRT, RRT-ACCS started his dedicated respiratory career in Sarasota, Florida in 1993. Over the past 25 years, he has gained great interest and experience in the areas of ARDS and ARDS prevention, mechanical ventilation and advanced ventilation modalities, non-invasive ventilation in hypoxic respiratory failure, and patient safety during transport. Jon has had the privilege of presenting lectures at the International AARC Congress, The Cleveland Clinic Advanced Practices in Critical Care, the Air Medical Transport Conferences, as well as other regional and state presentations.
Jon is a flight respiratory therapist for Florida Flight 1 at Florida Hospital in Orlando. He also holds an adjunct faculty position for Valencia College’s respiratory care program and has been recognized as an outstanding reviewer for the Air Medical Journal. He was honored to have been named the 2015 Florida Flight 1 Crew Member of the Year and the 2016 AARC Surface and Air Specialty Practitioner of the Year. Jon lectures on the biomechanics of respiration and mechanical ventilation for the UF CCP Program.
Jennifer Knight, R.N. is a flight nurse on the neonatal/pediatric team for ShandsCair. She has an extensive background in the pediatric ICU. Jennifer lectures on pediatric critical care for the UF CCP Program.
Karen Laauwe, M.D. has been an emergency medicine physician for almost 20 years. She did her emergency medicine residency at Texas Tech in El Paso, Texas and from there she went on to work in Las Vegas, Nevada. During her time in Las Vegas, she worked with the Clark County EMS system as a member of the medical advisory board and as the director of medical education. She also was the medical director for the Nevada-1 DMAT as well as for a rural EMS system.
Dr. Laauwe moved to Gainesville in 2002 where she worked in the emergency department at Alachua General Hospital until its closing in 2008. She then transitioned to the University of Florida Department of Emergency Medicine and most recently to the freestanding ED on 39th Avenue.
She has enjoyed teaching the transport radiology for the CCP course for the past several years.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming and spending time with her family.
Mark Martin was the UF Director of Perfusion for 10 years. He graduated from UF with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology in 1997 and from Barry University with a B.S. in cardiovascular perfusion in 2001. He was the director of perfusion at the University of Miami from 2001-2007. He is experienced with mechanical assist devices, simulation training, blood conservation, and ECMO transport. Mark lectures on the intraaortic balloon pump for the UF CCP Program.
Brian McCain, R.N. is the nurse manager for the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) and Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) at North Florida Regional Medical Center. He was the core charge nurse in the CICU/CCU for 15 years. He is an intra-aortic balloon pump and CentriMag LVAD instructor, and developed and pioneered nursing protocol in the CICU for chest tube removal by R.N.s at UF Health. Brian lectures on invasive lines and hemodynamic assessment and monitoring for the UF CCP Program.
David W. Mozingo, M.D. has been a practicing burn surgeon, an active researcher on conditions associated with burn injury, and wound healing for the past 25 years. He received his burn care training and initial experience with burn research under the direction of Basil A. Pruitt, Jr., M.D. at the University of Florida and has been the Shands Burn Center director for the past 18 years. He has participated as a clinical mentor in a T32 training grant in burns and trauma that is directed by Lyle Moldawer, Ph.D. Many of his research interest and publications have been in the broad field of wound healing pertaining to healing of burns, chronic wounds and hypertrophic scarring. His was the first program to apply topical gene therapy to improve poorly healing wounds. Dr. Mozingo and his trainees in the T32 program have studied the patterns of gene expression in hypertrophic scar and in the normal healing patterns of murine burn wound healing.
Gregory J. A. Murad, M.D. received his B.S. degree in biomedical engineering from Duke University in 1997 and his medical degree in May of 2001 from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. In 2001, he began his neurosurgical training at the University of Florida.
In 2004, he spent a year as a clinical fellow at the N.I.H./NINDS studying investigational treatment for brain tumors under the guidance of Dr. Ed Oldfield.
Dr. Murad was honored as the recipient of the Highest Resident Board Score award in 2006, the Resident Research award in 2006, and the Charles P. Chuck Shank award in 2007. Dr. Murad completed his residency in June 2007 and joined the faculty as a clinical lecturer for the UF College of Medicine. Dr. Murad lectures on the neurology segment of the UF CCP course.
Bob Page, BAS, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, NCEE is an internationally known speaker, instructor, author and paramedic. He has presented seminars across the United States, Canada, Mexico and in Europe. He is recognized for his energetic, humorous and motivational style. Bob takes ordinarily dry and hard to teach topics and transforms them into a fun, learning experience.
His presentations are accompanied by exciting AV support from PowerPoint and Keynote programs with graphics, animation, audio and video clips. He also uses an audience response system in select seminars to engage the audience and make the class come alive. He has been dubbed “The Master of Presentations” by many educators across the nation and was recently recognized by his peers in Missouri as the “Most Creative Educator 2009”

He has been an instructor for over 3 decades teaching a variety of adult education courses from customer service to advanced medical care. He is a nationally registered paramedic and a critical care paramedic. He is also a nationally certified EMS educator. He has been involved in EMS since 1978 when he became a CPR instructor. Bob is the former director of emergency care education at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was the lead instructor for the paramedic program and has taught at all levels of EMS and nursing. He has earned a faculty appointment at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and also is a guest instructor at Southwest Baptist University’s College of Nursing. He also holds adjunct faculty status at Oklahoma City Community College.
Bob lectures on Enhanced 12 Lead EKG and Capnography for the UF CCP Course. His two day lectures are opened up for other clinicians each class. See the course dates for information on registration and dates.

Laurie Whidden, R.N. is a University of Florida College of Nursing graduate. She started working in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) after graduation and has worked in both Level II and Level III nurseries for 8 years. During that time, she became an Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) specialist. Laurie has been a member of the ShandsCair Neonatal/Pediatric flight team for 12 years. The neonatal team cares for patients from birth to 5 years, non-trauma. She obtained her Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) license about 7 years ago. Laurie is a Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Hospital-based instructor and a S.T.A.B.L.E. program lead instructor. She has held several S.T.A.B.L.E. classes for North Florida Board community hospitals as part of ShandsCair’s educational outreach. Laurie received her nursing certification in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing (RNC-NIC) in 2012. Laurie lectures on neonatal critical care transport for the UF CCP Program.
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