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Jim DeTienne
Section Supervisor
phone: (406) 444-4460
email:  jdetienne@mt.gov

Program Responsibilities:

  • Supervises development and implementation of an organized, statewide emergency medical services, trauma care and prevention program
  • Develops and coordinates a strategic planning process. Manages Section budgets, funding, and contracts.
  • Coordinates grant procurement and management activities
  • Represents the Department on various state-wide councils, committees and task forces including the state 9-1-1 Advisory Council, State Interoperable Executive Committee, Highway Safety Traffic Reocords Committee and others


Shari Graham

EMS Systems Manager
phone: (406) 444-6098
email: sgraham2@mt.gov

Program Responsibilities:

  • Plans and implements a prehospital data collection and quality improvement system for emergency medical services
  • Manages the Section’s EMS System strategic planning project
  • Manages the development of an office management and resource database
  • Supervises the EMS licensing and enforcement program
  • Manages bioterrorism grant planning and disaster planning


Alyssa Sexton, RN, MSN

Trauma System Manager
phone: (406) 444-0752
email: asexton@mt.gov

Program Responsibilities:

  • Manages day-to-day development of the statewide trauma system
  • Coordinating adoption of the administrative rules for implementation of the Montana Trauma Care System
  • Coordinating adoption of a Montana Trauma System Plan
  • Coordinating administration of the state trauma registry including education, implementation, data analysis and reports
  • Meets quarterly with the Regional Trauma Advisory Committees to solicit input and to help coordinate priorities among the three RTACs
  • Meets quarterly with the State Trauma Care Committee to present recommendations for trauma system improvement, and to receive input, suggestions and directions
  • Provides technical expertise and assistance to Montana hospitals through consultation visits and helps prepare facilities for trauma center designation
  • Medical response to disaster planning
  • Facilitates and coordinates trauma related education offerings (RMRTS, trauma coordinator conference, PHTLS, GEMS, TBI, TERN/STN, TNCC, and Trauma TEAM)
  • Administers HRSA trauma grant including all grant activities, reports and continuing applications


Bobbi Perkins

Injury Prevention Program Manager
phone: (406) 444-4126
email: bperkins@mt.gov

Program Responsibilities:

  • Manages Section's injury prevention programs
  • Provides technical assistance to state and regional trauma committees, hospitals, community agencies,FICMR, state agencies and others in the design and evaluation of injury prevention and control activities
  • Coordinates implementation of the Injury Prevention and Control Plan
  • Manages the poison control system


Robin Suzor

EMS for Children Program Coordinator
phone: (406) 444-0901
email: rsuzor@mt.gov

Program Responsibilities:

  • Manages Secton's EMS for Children program
  • Provides technical assistance to state and regional trauma committees, hospitals, community agencies, SAFE KIDS, state agencies and others in the design and evaluation of EMS for Children
  • Administers and manages the HRSA EMS for Children Partnership grant
  • Manages implementation of Emergency Medical Dispatch program


Mary Hill

EMS Service Licensing Program
phone: (406) 444-3896
email: mhill@mt.gov

Program Responsibilities:

  • Manages day-to-day operation of EMS transportation program including licensing and inspections
  • Serves as the Section’s enforcement officer. Investigates complaints or enforcement actions that may be necessary
  • Assists with writing and adoption of new licensing rules and makes recommendations for improvement and modifications
  • Manages unprotected exposure program
  • Coordinates statewide communications inventory
  • Administers and manages the HRSA AED grant
  • Manages community AED program


Gail Hatch

Data System Coordinator
phone: (406) 444-3746
email: ghatch@mt.gov

Program Responsibilities:

  • Database coordinator for the trauma registry, office data, contact lists, and ATLS administration and data, etc.
  • Generates various program statistics and other database query activities
  • Administers Section website, bulletin board, listserve and other information projects


vacant

Administrative Assistant
phone: (406) 444-3895
email:

Program Responsibilities:

  • Provides office management functions
  • Provides clerical services for Section staff
  • Assists with preparation of various meetings
  • Assist staff and others with various travel needs
  • Coordinates office purchasing and payment systems
  • Coordinates entry of section budgets into projection spreadsheets


Carol Kussman, RN, BSN

Trauma Coordinator - Nurse
phone: (406) 444-4459
email: ckussman@mt.gov

Program Responsibilities:

  • Assists with day-to-day development of the statewide trauma system
  • Trauma registry and reporting
  • Trauma facility designation
  • Meets quarterly in conjuction with theĀ  State Trauma System Manager with the Regional Trauma Advisory Committees to solicit input and to help coordinate priorities among the three RTACs
  • Meets quarterly in conjuction with the State Trauma System Manager with the State Trauma Care Committee to present recommendations for trauma system improvement, and to receive input, suggestions and directions
  • Provides technical expertise and assistance to Montana hospitals through consultation visits and helps prepare facilities for trauma center designation
  • Helps with coordination of ATLS classes
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