Deborah Kotrady


Director of Education and Quality

Deborah Kotrady, RN is the Director of Education and Quality at REMSA in Reno, Nevada. Deborah brings more than 30 years of care and quality experience to the organization. She is responsible for the daily oversight and management of REMSA and Care Flight’s clinical quality program where she ensures evidence-based education is in alignment with national standards for REMSA and Care Flight nurses, paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). In addition, Deborah manages REMSA’s Center for Prehospital Education which offers community, healthcare professional and mobile health education opportunities – including an accredited paramedic program that trains and prepares approximately 45 paramedics every year and currently has a 100 percent, first-try pass rate on the National Registry exam. Prior to joining REMSA, Deborah served in a number of critical care roles in cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, and adult and pediatric emergency at Level I trauma centers. She’s also worked with aeromedical transport programs providing pediatric and adult transportation. Most recently, she worked for Yale-New Haven Health Systems in Connecticut. In her past positions, Deborah led efforts in education, and development of orientation programs, preceptor programs and protocols.

My Sessions

Why Metrics Matter in Your Mobile Healthcare System

Enhance care and grow staff engagement through regular reviews of evidence-based quality metrics. By focusing on the data and actively looking at the clinical factors that translate to better outcomes, you can empower and inform the workforce and ultimately cultivate a standard of exceptional care. Learn how to launch or improve your quality metrics program […]

40 Under 40 Executive & Leadership Hot Topics Operations

Just Culture: Creating a Safe and Accountable Workforce

Developing and maintaining a just culture requires ongoing attention and a focus on balancing human and organizational accountability. Learn detailed ways to make sure protocols are clear, that a safe, self-reporting environment exists and that training opportunities are abundant and consistent. Using real-world examples, this session will discuss ways that administration and clinical leaders work […]

Compliance EMS Quick Takes Human Resources Operations