Director of Special Projects & Strategic Initiatives
During college, Gibson worked with a variety of agencies, including fire-based, private, volunteer, and collegiate. Gibson was the founding EMS Chief of Hobart & William Smith EMS, a student run ambulance service in Geneva, New York. His academic capstone work was on regulatory role of the US Federal Government within modern EMS. After college, Gibson moved to Cambridge where he graduated from Pro EMS Center for MEDICS’ paramedic program.
From 2013 until 2015 Gibson served as the Systems of Care Coordinator at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of EMS. Much of his work was focused on identifying and implementing best practices through regulation and protocol. He assisted in the implementation of a series of EMS regulatory reforms (national standards adoption) to strengthen Massachusetts’ workforce, protocols, education, and medical director involvement.
Since 2015 Gibson has held the position of Director of Special Projects at Pro EMS. In that role, he worked to develop Prodigy, pursued institutional accreditation, implemented clinical demonstration projects, and functions as the Clinical Liaison and advisor to Harvard University’s program, Crimson EMS. Gibson remains actively involved in collegiate EMS at the national level and serves as an Executive Board Member for the Metropolitan Boston EMS Council.
All EMS education should exceed standards, not just meet them. In a mobile healthcare industry, with an ever mobile workforce; agency orientation and continuing education should be a real-time reflection of your service’s needs and trajectory. We will discuss how to cultivate an education and training program that shifts the dynamic from archaic in-service training […]