As a Registered Nurse and Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic with more than 20 years of patient care experience, Paul's core belief is that individuals and healthcare entities must value and promote quality and relevant continuing education especially focusing on sentinel event mitigation and resuscitation care to positively affect patient outcomes.Paul's direct patient care experience has included primary care, public health, correctional healthcare, hyperbarics, SAR helicopter medical rescue, and prehospital mobile intensive care. His healthcare management experience has focused on CQI, curriculum development, collaborative care initiatives, information technology and innovation for emerging health needs of our communities related to lay rescuer and advanced healthcare training. He continues to work clinically, leading cardiac arrest resuscitations as well as participating as a data collector for many ongoing cardiac arrest and trauma related studies.
Vice President of Strategic Development
Jim joins CHS after a 33 year career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) - retiring after 27 years with the Denver Health Paramedic Division at the rank of Assistant Chief Paramedic. He is a certified paramedic and designated by FEMA as a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP). During his time at Denver Health, he served in numerous leadership roles including Director of the Denver Health Paramedic School, Operational Commander for the Denver Health Paramedic Division, and providing initial and continuing EMS education to the Denver Fire Department. Jim and his staff at Denver Health created both the Tactical Casualty Care for Law Enforcement and First Responders (LEFR-TCC) and Bleeding Control for the Public (BCON) courses now offered through the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT). He was a contributor to the Stop the Bleed
Campaign released from the White House October of 2015. He also served as the Secure Zone Medical Commander for the 2008 Democratic Convention and the 2012 Presidential Debate. Jim serves as an expert to both the Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Affairs and the Federal Interagency Board on the subject of "Response to IEDs Active Shooter Events." In this new role at Cascade, Jim provides guidance on issues involving training in healthcare and EMS. He often speaks at conferences, events, or through webinars. His passion is the design and delivery of the needed skills and education that create a healthier and more resilient community.
Outside of Cascade, Jim enjoys fishing, following current affairs, cooking, reading, and spending time with his wife and children.
Vice President, Operations
Josh became involved in public safety and emergency medical services at a very young age. He completed his Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification while still in High School and completed his National Registry Paramedic shortly afterwards and began working as a Paramedic, Field Training Officer, and EMS program educator in a busy 9-1-1 ambulance system. A science nerd at heart, his passion for patient-important outcomes and evidence-based practice soon turned to full-time education and helping individuals and organizations implement up-to-date resuscitation guidelines and skills into their practice.
Josh spends his time off backpacking in the Oregon wilderness, mountain biking, and whitewater rafting. He is pursuing a certification in "speed flying".
Full Charge Bookkeeper
After working as a computer operator and a stay at home mom, Jane went back to school for Accounting. She has been in the field for about 20 years. Jane has worked for different industries - a
fence company, a hiring consulting company, dentist office and an insurance service center. Jane is excited to be a part of Cascade Healthcare. She works closely with Dave Frauhiger in maintaining A/R,
A/P, and special projects as needed.
Jane is a native of Colorado (there aren't many of us). She loves to travel, read, and spend time with family and friends.
Director of Business Development for CA Region
Lori has been at Cascade since 2014, and has been involved in EMS and EMS education for over 20 years as a field paramedic in the Sacramento area. She earned her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University in the Fall of 2014. Lori is also the Program Director for the Woodland Community College EMT Program and has worked as an advisor for the California Regional Fire Academy EMT and Paramedic Program, the California EMS Authority, the National Registry of EMTs and the National Association of EMS Educators. Lori is also an active member of the National Association of EMS Chiefs and has been published in multiple medical textbooks published by Jones & Bartlett.
BA in Biology from Concordia New York; OR EMT license 2013-2017
Amanda grew up in Portland, went to college in New York and now lives in Seattle. She's a foodie and loves the variety of options that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading, playing disc golf, taking part in trivia challenges and watching anything Will Ferrell is in. She also loves to travel, and visited 35 states and 7 countries all before the age of 21.